“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.
— Terrorizer magazine
““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