Live In The Roar

Leg Of The Boot

Animal Instinct x 2

"Live In The Roar" (SJPCD146)

The liner notes in the CD booklet are quite interesting and it’s nice to have a 75 minutes counting live record of TOPT, with such classic tracks like “Running man”, Suzie smiled”, “Lonely at the top”, “Paris by air” and “Hellbound”, but I am afraid it’s not THE TOPT sound like it once was, but nevertheless it’s a recommended album for the fan/collector of TOPT products.

Strutter Magazine (July 2003)


There's no doubting the NWOBHM finesse on offer here and the Tygers spearheaded that early eighties movement with the likes of Saxon, Girlschool and Samson. For those of a certain age the genre was characterised by speed metal guitars, catchy riffs and robust tales of life on the road.

James Rutherford, get ready to ROCK! (July 2003)


...some thirty years and many lost hair follicles later the group is back, in a form, and sounding damned impressive...a positively vicious live act that recalls those halycon days of metal excess as perfectly as any ever could...passionately done Metal that will have balding accountants, lawyers, and line workers joing a new generation of kids in some of the most injurous head banging there ever was. Class A work!

David L.Wilson, www.electricbasement.com


...they can still produce the kind of polished melodic metal that won over so many headbanger's hearts...

Peter French, Hartlepool Mail (August 2003)


...The question is whether the power, energy, and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc, and the answer is a resounding yes!

A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour

Classic Rock Society (August 2003)


On this disc are 16 live songs, live in a modest sense since the audience scarcely make themselves heard. Three tracks are from "Mystical", four are from the forthcoming album "Noises from the Cathouse", eight are old jewels while the closes is a cover of TED NUGENTS "Cat Scratch Fever". Of the new songs "Cybernation" is an attempt to become QUEENSRYCHE while the others are typical English hard rock tunes.

Mikael Johnssen, SR magazine, Sweden (September 2003)


Guitarist and founder member Robb Weir has assembled a new line-up and this muscular live set captures their melodic brand of heavy rock at its most compelling.

Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph


The question is whether the power,energy and sheer exhilaration comes over when transferred to disc and the answer is a resounding yes!

A fantastic performance by the band is equalled by crystal clear sound quality and superb production and ensures that this is an essential souvenir of a memorable tour.

"Hearing Aid", Classic Rock Society (September 2003)


This is hard rock in its true form - and if you have ever been fascinated by the sound of guitars that don't pander to fashion then this could well be for you...but for whatever reason I feel this is a stonking album.

Feedback (Nov 2003)


...no matter how loud you like your big cats to roar, the Tygers...will not let you down

Jo-Anne Greene, Goldmine(Oct 2003)

"Leg Of The Boot" (SJPCD206)

...finds the band in ebullient mood...the Tygers are very much a band for today and still a force to be reckoned with as this great live album proves.

 Classic Rock Society (July 2005)


...You can find 'most wanted' songs like Suzie Smiled, Euthanasia, Don't Touch Me There and as bonus 3 different studio versions of the songs: Highspeed Highway Superman, Slave To Freedom, Don't Touch Me There

Skylight e-zine (July 2005)


...New Wave of British Heavy Metal at its crustiest and finest...

Classic Rock (August 2005)


If this is a band that you have enjoyed in concert then this is something you will probably want to have as it does portray the sweat and exuberance...

Feedback, (August 2005)


Mixing old and new songs the performance is top-notch, pounding heavy metal with power and finesse...

Hartlepool Mail (August 2005)


...a scorching set of new numbers and old faves...

Jo-Ann Greene, Goldmine (November 11, 2005)

TYGERS OF PAN TANG Animal Instinct x 2 (SJPCD300) CD/DVD

Animal Instinct genuinely finds the band recapturing some of the confidence and swagger of old with gritty riffs and up-tempo melodies. This new version is enhanced by the addition of bonus tracks...The DVD is a vibrant hour or so of the band in a Berlin TV studio trawling through their back catalogue including 'Suzi Smiled' and a sprinkling of newer material...If you have never purchased a Tygers album...Animal Instinct is as good a place as any to start.

Dean Pedley, Sea of Tranquility (June 2009)

 


Last year's Animal Instinct has re-ignited the passion in this band and this very welcome DVD set underlines exactly that...you just can't go wrong.

Eurorock by Jeff Perkins (www.blogcritics.org)

 


There's a new confidence around the band...If you haven't got a copy of 'Animal Instinct' then I strongly suggest you purchase 'Animal Instictx2' because the Tygers may be older and wiser, but they can still give you one hell of a bite.

The Mayfair Mall Zine (July 2009)

 



The original material contained on Animal Instinct sees the band retaining all the classic elements of their sound yet these songs also come across as remarkably fresh and current as well. It's almost as if someone gave these guys a firm kick to their asses because there is definitely a rejuvenated feeling permeating throughout. The twin guitar attack of Weir and Dean Robertson is absolutely lethal on tracks such as "Cry Sweet Freedom" and "Let It Burn" and coupled with Meille's impressive vocal range the group tears through these songs with a staggering sense of urgency.

This reissue also includes a bonus DVD filmed in Berlin Studios so you get to witness the bands lethal live attack up close as they dig deep into their back catalogue going back to their earliest recordings, including one of their last singles, a revved up cover of "Love Potion No 9".

Animal Instinct X2 is both a blast of nostalgia as well as proof that there’s still plenty of bite left in the old Tyger yet.

Ryan Sparks, http://www.classicrockrevisited.com (August 2009)


The CD is good old school NWOBHM but the DVD is the business...The Tygers go for it, mixing old and new material seamlessly...

Amplifier (September 2009)


...one album of superb new material in the hard rocking mould...plus a live DVD...mixing new tracks with old classics...Highly recommended!

Classic Rock Society (September 2009)