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Tragik - 2010 And We All Turn To Dust

ARTIST: Tragik
ALBUM: And We All Turn To Dust
LABEL: Phil Vincent Music
YEAR: 2010
SPONSOR: Phil Vincent & Tragik


LINEUP: Damian D'Ercole - guitars, percussion * Dirk Phillips - drums, keyboards * Phil Vincent - vocals, bass, keyboards

Billy Roux - guitars, bass, drums on 'Nothing'

TRACK LISTING: 01 Overture 3 * 02 Jaded * 03 Can't Find The Words * 04 Black And White * 05 Giving In * 06 At The Shore * 07 Before It's Gone * 08 Long Way From Home * 09 Shadows Of Loneliness * 10 Nothing



We had a bit of fun listening to last years 'Outlaw' CD by Tragik. Also had a bit of fun gawking at the hottie all over the album jacket. No such visual delights this time around, but the intent to surprise us once again is retained. The album title sounds a bit fatalistic, and the cover jacket sees planet Earth under siege. The message ties in quite nicely with what's happening on our planet in the year 2010, could the title be rhetorical? Could we all literally 'turn to dust'? To be honest, I don't think you'll find the answers on this CD. You'd be best to have a gawk on You Tube or Google Video and tune in to all the Scientists and Theorists who all want to have a say on the matter. All Phil Vincent and his crew are intent on doing is serving up some good ol' rock and roll.

The Songs
The opener 'Overture 3' provides a point of difference to what you'd normally find opening up a hard rock CD, with a symphonic and at times bombastic opening instrumental sequence. Boston meets Mastedon perhaps? Of course they did something equally unusual on last years album too. Movin' on, 'Jaded' is the first rocker to land on our plate, an uptempo rocker with good use of vocal harmonies and hard driving drum work. 'Can't Find The Words' is an intense mid-tempo affair with a (dare I say it) House Of Lords styled thickness applied. 'Black And White' is for all of those who are spectrally challenged, a fast paced rocker that is quite sad-sack in terms of the lyrics.. it's about a guy who's lost his missus... 'all the colour is gone in my life.. all I see is black and white'. 'At The Shore' is quite a cruisy number, lots of flanging guitar and seashore sound effects, occasionally it'll beef up a bit. 'Before It's Gone' is a pleasant number, 'Long Way From Home' is a bit slower tempo with AOR ideals, topped off by Phil's Rik Emmett's flavoured mid-range falsetto. The closer 'Nothing' features Billy Roux on most of the instruments, Billy has appeared on some of Phil's previous recordings.

In Summary
Tragik continues to deliver some quality material, and even though Phil considers themselves to be the best unknown band around (courtesy of his bio), you'll find that continued exposure on sites like this plus other similar sites, will make that statement redundant over time. Overall, I think I enjoyed last years 'Outlaw' slightly more, but only marginally so.

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