“The album‘s opener, ‘Victorious’ features an Eastern sounding guitar intro that gives way to a kind of exotic caravanesque hard rock riff. As soon as lead singer Joe Retta comes in, its apparent the guy’s got a grade A rock and roll voice, a la Paul Rodgers…Heaven and Earth really seem at their best when they take the foot off the brake and deliver a straight up rocker. ‘Man & Machine’ – probably the rowdiest number on the record – is a good example, with guitars and vocals dirtied up in an AC/DC vein and the rhythm section tearing rambunctiously through the changes…’Back In Anger’ is another rocker with a nice big drum intro from Richie Onori, great organ from Arlan Schierbaum and more impressive riffery from Smith. More than any other track on the album, ‘Back In Anger’ makes it apparent that this band can really play together with Retta’s muscular hard rock tenor in top form… On ‘A Day Like Today’ Retta shows greater range and melody than on anywhere else on the album; his soaring melody delivered over a piano riff almost recalling Queen.‘Live as One’ seems it was intended to be the album’s true anthem, and for the most part, it delivers with strong lyrics nice changes, and hooky inspiring chorus. It’s highlighted by a soaring guitar solo from Smith, delivered in a sort of Brian May style. Throughout the album one of the best things about Dig is Retta. Again and again he shows himself to be the ideal singer for delivering the band’s neo-classic rockers. Heaven and Earth have got songs, a very capable lead guitarist, and a lead singer who can stand and deliver…it’s nice to hear a band like Heaven and Earth come along and inject a little life into the classic rock sound.”

–Alex Baker, GUITARSHOPTV.COM, February 11, 2013

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