“Since the first notes of “Rock And A Hard Place” you can hear how the sound of the band is harder compared with their first LP, fast riff by Nyland and Boreland for a powerful opener!
Here there is no Blues-rock, this is true Heavy Metal.
From Burn To Now
“I was looking for info on the web on this band and I was shocked to find that they "recently" released this album. For those of you who don't know the importance of this band (waky - waky), let me tell you that they were one of the coolest bands of the NWOBHM period and the first signing of the legendary Heavy Metal Records.
Tartarean Desire Webzine
“It's all good-time sing-along with The Handsome Beasts, but damn it what a good time. New singer Simon Hall has big shoes to fill (and even bigger trousers) replacing the recently departed front man, legendary man-mountain Garry Dalloway, but his belligerant bellow and beer-swigging, rabble-rousing showmanship work a treat.
““We’re pragmatic, we know we’ll never be rock stars,” singer Simon ‘Mongo’ Hall told a highly responsive audience at the Rock And Blues Custom show earlier this summer. He’s probably correct, but there will always be a place for a band as unremittingly entertaining as the Handsome Beasts.
November 2007 Classic Rock magazine, written by Dave Ling
“Playing in and around their home town Birmingham, the beasts, fronted by singer Garry Dalloway (nick-named "the original fat bastard" by the Kerrang! direktory of heavy metal), quickly became local heroes.”
The Handsome Beasts