METAL TEMPLE, 27 January 2015
"This is definitely EUROPE's strongest record in years."
"...This is definitely EUROPE's strongest record in years. Normally gravitating to the more technical and 'ridiculous' of the metal universe, I found myself surprised at the fact I wasn't anywhere close to bored with a single track; not only a tremendous release for the Metal and Rock world, but a testament to the band's career, and an excellent, explosive start to the year."
Metaltemple.com on "WAR OF KINGS"
GUITAR TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE, June 2012
ALBUM OF THE MONTH
"...Europe are at an all-time high, not just reinventing themselves, but surpassing much of what has gone before... [Bag of Bones] recaptures the energy and occasional haunting quality of the early Rainbow albums but with a refreshingly up-to-date edge. There are plenty of highs here and no lows at all as far as we're concerned, so this comes highly recommended."
Guitar Techniques on "BAG OF BONES"
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, June 2012
"Their transformation from synth-toting AOR titans to hotshot heavy rockers is complete... Tempest and Norum are on blazing form, the former's trademark blend of earthy grit and slick pizzazz melding brilliantly with the latter's soul-drenched fret acrobatics. Forget what you think you know: Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now, and 'Bag of Bones' is an outright joy."
Dom Lawson on "BAG OF BONES"
FIREWORKS MAGAZINE, May / June 2012
"... blues-drenched... emotion-soaked....this is a first class, top drawer, money making, ball-shaking explosive addition to the Europe legacy. Whatever parameters are put in place to judge quality rock releases, this album ticks all the boxes and then some! In short, this album is as essential as remembering your mother's Birthday! If you don't own it, you ain't the shizz!"
Carl Buxton on "BAG OF BONES"
"Ever since their reformation back in 2003 Europe have released increasingly excellent heavy rock albums, with each release improving on the last... if Deep Purple, UFO, Thin Lizzy, Led Zep etc floats your boat then Europe 2012 is the band for you.
A fantastic album that is easily the best thing Europe have ever done, this is Heavy/Hard/Classic rock at its finest..."
Nikki Tylar on "BAG OF BONES"
POWERPLAY MAGAZINE, MAY 2012
"Europe have changed many times as a band since their inception in 1979, but their crop of tunes are a force to be reckoned with... Europe are not the band they once were. They have come leaps and bounds, even since 2009, and show no sign of letting up soon. Their brand of classic rock blues has given them a new lease on life, and anyone willing to give them another try will not be disappointed."
Matt Ingham on "BAG OF BONES"
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