“(92% out of 100) Utterly brilliant! Mass are an acquired taste, but if you are already a fan, you are going to flip over this album – maybe the band's best ever in a long history!”
“PITRIFF RATING – 90/100 – There is a lot of 80’s bands making splashes with comeback albums recently. Acts like Ratt, Whitesnake, Armored Saint and Keel all have released very good albums. Granted all of them were far more popular 25 years ago, but I for one think you could stack Sea of Black up against any of those albums and it would be able to hold its head high. Shawn Gould ”
“The vocals of St. August could be matched up note for note with such heavyweights as Don Dokken, Jon Bon Jovi, or Tom Kiefer in their prime. He has an amazing range and the ability to captivate the listener with either the fury of screams or a passionate ballad.”
“And now we have 'Sea Of Black', a ripping rocker with a lot of melodic tendencies and overall strong song material. Louis St. August is a top-singer and he makes that clear from the start on 'Falling From Grace'”
"CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE" MASS "Sea Of Black" On the ESCAPE MUSIC Label. Formed three decades ago in Boston, Mass – hence the name – it’s obvious that this enduring quartet is the product of a bygone era. Louis St August is a strutting frontman in the Robert Plant mould, and Sea Of Black plots a neat and appealing path between retro-rock, the slickness of AOR and pure, meat ‘n’ potatoes metal.  8 OUT OF 10 STARS!
“MASS "Sea Of Black" is an outstanding release and a great introduction to the band for me.”
“ Singer Louis St August of the band MASS checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their upcoming new studio release Sea of Black; how the new music compares to their previous critically acclaimed album Crack of Dawn; how he manages to keep his vocal prowess in superior shape; the CD release party and upcoming tour plans; how downloading impacts Mass; and a whole lot more. To hear the audio interview, head to: hardrockhaven.net/online/2010/louis-daugusta-of-mass. Read more: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=26582197&blogId=532761823#ixzz0uzmys68u ”