Due for release on January 29th, Worship Metal were thrilled to be sent an advance copy of Stone Broken’s debut release All In Time. Here’s a band with some wind in their sails, turning the heads of a certain well known weekly publication amongst many others and making quite a name for themselves.
Why all the fuss? Well, it would appear the UK has some homegrown hard rock heroes on their hands and if you recall the immediate impact Black Stone Cherry’s debut had, you’ll be pretty damn close to the immediacy of the songs found here.
Warm and surprisingly mature, Stone Broken have an air of experience that belies their relatively tender genesis. From the chugging immediacy of the Black Stone Cherry-esque “Know Your Enemy” to the Staind-alike accessibility of the angsty “Wait For You” and the ridiculously catchy “Let Me Go“, the songwriting is first class.
In truth, on first listen, we were a little scared as Stone Broken do sail a little too close to Nickelback’s rocky shoreline for comfort at times. But, those Canadian complainers don’t have the muscle exerted by Stone Broken, the meaty riffs that add plenty of depth to their streamlined sound. This is accessible stuff for sure – made for mass consumption – but it’s also honest, humble and the kind of hard rock handpicked to decimate arena’s. What we are getting at is this….if we don’t see Stone Broken supporting the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Alter Bridge and maybe even bloody Nickelback (apologies to any Nickelback fans) within the next few years we’ll be plenty pissed!
As mentioned, you’ll have to wait until the end of January to get your hands on this little puppy but your patience will be rewarded. All in good time then, all in good time. 8/10