Despite its disparate origins, the songs hold together remarkably well. The cohesive melodies, flush with their surging rhythms, synched guitars and anthemic refrains, provide each offering with the resilience and resolve Buffalo Killers typically ingrain in each effort.
If “Stay Tuff” was meant to reflect Buffalo Killer’s drive and durability, suffice it to say it succeeds in more than name alone. As far as the overall scope of the band’s catalog is concerned, it might easily be considered an essential collection. – Lee Zimmerman / THE ALTERNATE ROOT