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Beggars & Thieves / Press

“Für mich sind Beggars & Thieves die Überraschung des Jahres im AOR Bereich und sollten die Herzen aller Melodic Fans höher schlagen lassen. Welcome back boys!”

“Ein mächtiges Werk, das ganz ohne Angeberposen auskommt und doch ein sehr großes, sehr amerikanisches Rockalbum ist.”

“We are the brokenhearted” ist mehr als nur ein gelungenes Comeback, es ist ein eindeutiges Statement dafür wie zeitlos guter Melodic Rock zu klingen hat.”

“Wundervollster Melodic Hardrock mit einer traumhaften Gitarrenarbeit von Ronnie Mancuso, die sowohl weiß, was in den siebziger Jahren gelaufen ist, sich aber auch soweit zurückzuhalten weiß, dass jede Melodie richtig durchatmen kann. ”

"From the opening bars of 'We Come Undone' you can just feel that bluesy yet melodic rock vibe the band are channelling now, and its infectious."

“This one deserves to be a big seller”

"A really great example of an old band coming back, updating their sound to contemporary+, but still retaining much of what made them great in the first place. That brooding intensity remains and full credit must go to Ron Mancuso for some terrific songwriting and well thought out song structures and arrangements. There is so much going on within the album – many many layers – the mix is incredible to allow this all to breathe and shine through. " 95%

"Beggars & Thieves were the untimely victims of the horrid grunge scurge that wiped away so many bands that deserved better. The debut album remains one of the truly epic melodic rock albums of its time (1990) and the ditched second album (later eventually released by MTM in the late 90s) was also impressive. The band lives on its emotions and the skilled songwriting of Ron Mancuso and the passionate vocals of Louie Merlino. They weave this emotive style of delivery around epic melodic rock songs that were destined to be stadium killers. Then there was grunge…"