On Subduing Mara:
"They may be enough to justify some belief in Rock'n'Roll." - Dan Short, CASCO Bay Weekly
"...a musical phenomenon. Naturally, you would think that leading such a religious experience would take Atlas' shoulder and Zeus' thunderbolt. But lead singer and frontman Peter Hutchison's relentless and engaging voice is not only as mystical as the namesake of the band but comes across almost effortlessly... Subduing Mara [is] the best band you never heard of." - Eric Hultgren, 181-4
"[Hutchison's] raspy tenor is an instrument of honest yearning... [his] lyrics deal intelligently with loss, fear, self-doubt and other, generally more advanced states of the human condition... one of those rare releases that springs organically from both heart and mind and flowers into a satisfying sonic whole." - Stephen Leon, Metroland
On Miracle Legion:
"So full of sincerity and solid grooves that you can't help feeling bad for a lot of other bands. Neal steps forward [with] riffs that should make the rock Hall of Fame. It's the pure stuff, kind of what R.E.M. could have been if they weren't so gosh darn boring.' - Dave Carpenter, Nadine
"...a fertile hybrid of enigmatic and essentially private lyrics, insistent guitar riffs, and the most dependable rock'n'roll rhythms. However, [Miracle Legion] never sounds self-consciously pretty of folky; underneath the band's droney melodies is a melancholy and lack of bluster that is genuinely touching. Guitarist Ray Neal's durable melodies underscore the sense of wonder with the year's most undeniable riffs." - Rich Turnbull, The Village Voice
"Sheer exuberant innocence and placid but infectious power... Everyone who bought their record lived happily ever after for the rest of the day." - Martin Wroe, Jamming!