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All In time
Released: 2016, Independant
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
If Stone Broken were from the USA they would be on the main stage at Download, around 4.00pm, but they are from the West Midlands in the UK so for now they are playing the local circuit. They are supporting Nashville Pussy and they have the potential to be a big act with the right breaks.
Firstly, the production of the album is top notch. I can't find fault as the sound is big, clear and I can hear every instrument clearly. They have stuck to my 10 songs, one side of a cassette tape theory. Bands make a big mistake releasing 14 track albums with a few rubbish songs. The cover art is also fantastic and would be cool as a full sized LP cover. Possibly with a limited edition version with movable clock handles.
Onto the songs and they do remind me of bands that some people consider the nadir of rock music. Theory of a Deadman, Shinedown and Nicklebeck. There is a lot more to Stone Broken though. I hear a big Zakk Wylde vibe with a few "screamers" within the riffs. The guitar solos are beautifully crafted although too few and far between. My advice would be to not be worried about having more guitar solos when you can play that good. The sound also reminds me of the modern Whitesnake albums and Revolution Saints opus from last year.
Regarding the drums, they lock into a groove well with the songs and bass but I would have liked more rolls and more invention. Time in the studio costs money so best to build from the back and build from there. I am sure Robyn has the chops so will need to see these guys live to see how the songs evolve.
Possibly a the biggest compliment I can make about All in Time is that when I listened to the whole album, I listened to it all over again. You can't say that too many times these days. This is an album that can easily compete with the big hitters.
1) Not Your Enemy
3) Be There
4) Let Me Go
5) Wait For You
6) Save Tomorrow
7) This Life
8) Another Day
9) Fall Back Down
10) Stay All Night
Rich Moss - Vocals / Guitar
Chris Davis - Guitar
Kieron Conroy - Bass
Robyn Haycock - Drums / Vocals
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