[published]: 2000, September
[in]: Heavy Metal Resource
[article]: 'Vices' 2000 Rewind Records album review
[by]: Dave Palmer

Well, the day is finally here! I remember hearing 'Vices' back in the day it was originally released and being blown away. This album was different from many from the same time era. Lots of punch and power made it instantly memorable. I wanted this album reissued to the shiny disc, but believed at one time that it would never happen.

The album is very heavy, yet melodic. Criston's vocals are definitely over the top. I like the background sounds that are mixed in to give it an eery feel. The album stands the test of time and still holds up very well in the year 2000. This band could teach the current breed of chart topping bands a thing about attitude. It's all there and big as life!

In these days you get some pretty cheap reissues. How well was 'Vices' done?? Excellent!!! The album was digitally remastered and will kick your teeth in. Lots of clarity and perfect low frequency to make this remaster one of the better ones I have heard. I really can't say enough about it. I am a stickler for sound quality and was very pleased with what was done to a 16 year old album.

Also included are extensive liner notes giving more detail to those hungry for it. The artwork was kept true to the original. Very nicely done. Thanks to Dane Spencer and Songhaus Music Group for doing this one right. Other labels need to pay attention to the efforts this label exhibits in their reissues.

I'll put it to you like this.... You must have this album!! There is absolutely no disappointment here. Great quality and great music from one of the most underrated bands to ever grace a stage. This one comes very highly recommended!