TRAGIK – Faith Healer (2020)
“Faith Healer” is album number nine from TRAGIK, another band that features the musician that never sleeps – Phil Vincent. With TRAGIK he handles vocals, bass and keyboards on the album. The band also features guitarist Damian D’Ercole and drummer Dirk Phillips, both of whom are key to band’s overall sound.
TRAGIK are the masters of riff infused 80s style hard rock, be it ‘Faith’ which is rounded out with some tasty keys, or ‘Hanging By A String’ (not a thread as you’d expect), where the guitars, keys and pounding drums all combine effortlessly together.
‘Robot Love’ features aguest guitar solo by Janne Stark (GRAND DESIGN), then ‘Tell Me Why’ fair blasts out of the speakers being a canny mix of a SWEET-like riff and another smoking guitar solo from English man Vince O’Regan (who handles most the lead guitar).
His guitar solos are suitably OTT at times, a perfect fit for the hard rocking contained within the album.
‘Who Am I’ is another air guitar treat. TRAGIK seem to have really tapped into a rich vein of melodic hard rock on this album. Indeed, TRAGIK is Vincent more ’80s / 90s melodic hard sounding project.
Quite possibly the band’s best outing to date and one to play loud, enjoy and forget about all the crap going on in the world right now.
01 – Back on the Road
02 – Faith
03 – Robot Love
04 – Hanging by a String
05 – Tell Me Why
06 – Who Am I?
07 – Out of Touch
08 – Don’t Know What to Believe
09 – Do It Again
10 – Coming Home
Phil Vincent – Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Dirk Phillips – Drums and Percussion
Damian D’Ercole – Guitars, Bass
Vince O’Regan – Lead Guitars
Janne Stark – Lead Guitars on “Robot Love”