" Today, after three albums, they are, I would say (along with their contemporaries the Duhks) one of the most stimulating, multifaceted and original musical realities of that great nation. "The Spirit Of God & Madness" is actually a cat-and-mouse game of inspirations and influences that don't cease to surprise and impress thanks to their continuous changes of pace, always, however, retaining a strong, unconditional link to the American tradition, from country music to swing, from Scotch-Irish influences to Mexican and Mariachi ones"
- Remo Recaldone, Planet Country (translation Linda Bull)
"This is blistering bluegrass, original, fresh and energetic."
-John Davy, from CD review of The Devil Sure is Hard to Please on No
"A versatile bunch of likeable and talented musicians, equally adept at concerts and workshops with an engaging manner with the audience. Judging by the feedback we received, one of the 'finds' of the festival for many people."
- Mike Kirrage, Director
Gate to Southwell Folk Festival, 2011
"A warm feel; strong, mutually supportive, ensemble playing; and a likeable bunch.... They mix traditional and classic material with their own stuff to good and varied effect."
- Pete Wrench, Eden on the Line
June 8, 2011
"Comparisons to Old Crow Medicine Show are inevitable, but if tonight was anything to go by, this group proves that Vancouver could easily hold its own against North Carolina."
- Excerpt from concert review by Steve Clements in the Brighton Source
June 6, 2011
"Viper Central brought down the house at two concerts at the 2010 San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival. Both their shows were so packed we had to turn people away at the door. They lived up to their billing. Extremely exciting music, great musicianship and singing, creativity, a fun show - what more could you ask. Everyone loved them. They made many new fans, and sold a ton of CD's. I highly recommend them for any other festivals or shows."
- Ken Frankel
Booking Coordinator, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival
"The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society was pleased to have Viper Central join our lineup for the 2009 music camp and festival. Along with their amazing talent, they brought enthusiasm and a wonderful 'down to earth' attitude. We were so pleased with the way they interacted with the students at camp. Their patience and willingness to help was appreciated by everyone, and it was apparent by the many compliments from festival-goers that their music was a smash hit! We certainly hope to see them again in the future."
- Tracey Lalonde
Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Society
"Vocal harmonies and driving rhythms highlight Viper's unique sound and arrangements. It's hard to distinguish their original songs in their repertoire; traditional and timeless. They left our audience wanting more."
- Kelly Sherwin
President, Victoria Bluegrass Association