Stone bro­ken


Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

FOR FANS OF: Black Stone Cherry, Shine­down ■ You could be for­given for think­ing, upon hear­ing Stone Bro­ken’s slick, arena-sized riffs and the swag­ger­ing rasp of singer/gui­tarist Rich Moss, that this lot are a for­eign im­port. You would be bang wrong. For though they’re cut from a sim­i­lar mu­si­cal cloth to Black Stone Cherry and their Amer­i­can con­tem­po­raries, this lot are ac­tu­ally from the Mid­lands, a fact that makes you warm to them quickly, and un­der­neath the ini­tial Amer­i­can­isms there does lie a good amount of home­grown grit. If you want bi­garsed party an­thems to drive to – and they’ll work equally well on the Pa­cific High­way as the M42 into Birm­ing­ham – there’s plenty here, but Stone Bro­ken also get deeply per­sonal at times, nowhere more than on Heart­beat Away, which finds Rich deal­ing with the sub­ject of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. They’re al­ready selling out venues – with an al­bum so strong un­der their belts, that could just be the start.


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