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"It’s hard to believe that one man accomplishes the quality, chemistry, technical proficiency, musical beauty, 

and emotion that ring resonantly in the nine song, 71-minute long piece of artistry that is Skeletons. [...]
If you enjoy music that is complex yet emotional, experimental yet intelligible, and dark yet inspiring,

you’ll definitely want to give Skeletons a spin – or ten."


- Kat Knite, The Independent Voice

(from a review of "Skeletons")


"Every second is worth a listen. [...] You probably don’t know of Austin Taft, but you need to."


- Anthony Welch, The Riff Rag

(from a review of "Skeletons")


"Taft has an abundance of talent that is blatantly evident on this album.

If this is an example of his unleashed skeletons, then let's hope he has plenty more to set free for future recordings!"


- Claire Bannister, Powerplay Magazine

(from a review of "Skeletons")

"I personally think that the classic prog rock approach is a major foundation for Austin Taft's music.
Although I hasten to say that the performance is completely up to date. [...]

Versatility is the key word here, in which a multitude of emotions are decisively converted into music. [...]
It's a record that has a lot to discover, and justifies every listen.


- Chris van der Aa, Wings of Death

(translated from the original Dutch review of "Skeletons")


"Skeletons is a delightfully delicious listen,
and I highly recommend that you bask in its sonic glow!


- The Ripple Effect


"If darkly complex, self aware music is something you like to spend your time with,

you need to pick up arms and join the War Of The Songs Of Light Against The Songs Of Darkness."


- Steven Reid, Sea of Tranquility

(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")

"It's not often you find an unsigned band who features strong music and even stronger lyrical consistency. [...]
War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness is a 13-song epic that has got to be heard."

- Reggie Edwards, The Front Row Report
(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")

"A self-reflective and spiritual vein flows throughout "War," but it smartly never declares an outright agenda.
Instead, Taft uses it to tool his songs for enhanced power and drive. [...]
Bottom Line: Austin Taft’s new album is heavy in all the right places and is
wholly impressive based on its Cedar Valley origin."

- Jared Molstead, WCF Courier
(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")

"Austin Taft's self-styled 'Rock 2.0' seems to involve taking every guitar-orientated sub-genre,
and moulding it into something that is both dynamic and heavy.
With an abundance of talent, as well as the determination to succeed,
it will be intriguing to see where Taft goes next – Rock 3.0, perhaps?"

- Chybucca Sounds (Staff List placing "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness"
at #24 in their Top 50 Albums of 2012)

"'War of the Songs...' is a dynamic, thought-provoking album, worthy of any collection."


- Chad Taylor, Cityview Magazine

(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")



"His lyrics are weighty, full of dichotomy and metaphors that aren't always easy to understand.

What is clear is his heart is in this work."


- John Molseed, Pulse

(from a review of "The Human Condition")

"Austin Taft's "Beneath The Sun and Beyond The Reach of God" release is nothing less than amazing.
Beautifully mastered and wonderfully pleasing to the ears.
It's not just a CD to listen to, it's an effortless journey of well thought out music." 

- Cory Ford (Program Director/Brand Manager and Afternoon Host @ 97.7 KCRR
reviewing "Beneath The Sun and Beyond The Reach of God")


-- Metal Bite Interview with Austin Taft
-- Tinnitist Interview with Austin Taft

-- The Ripple Effect Interview with Austin Taft
-- 100% Rock Interview with Austin Taft
-- Five Magics Music Interview with Austin Taft
-- Metal Anarchy’s "Music In The Age Of COVID-19" Series: Interview with Austin Taft

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