14 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fifth record of 12 Stones unfolds like a compendium of all the stylistic turns they’ve taken since the early ’00s. There’s dense, pummeling post-grunge punctured by pained screams and smoking guitar gymnastics (“The Killer”); deep, bluesy ruminations on heartbreak and loneliness that reflect their Southern roots (“Hello Suicide”); and rousing, hook-laden calls for resiliency shaped by faith (“Time”). The emotional contrast between these songs reflects the battle between dark and light that has shaped singer Paul McCoy’s soul-scouring lyrics throughout their career.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The fifth record of 12 Stones unfolds like a compendium of all the stylistic turns they’ve taken since the early ’00s. There’s dense, pummeling post-grunge punctured by pained screams and smoking guitar gymnastics (“The Killer”); deep, bluesy ruminations on heartbreak and loneliness that reflect their Southern roots (“Hello Suicide”); and rousing, hook-laden calls for resiliency shaped by faith (“Time”). The emotional contrast between these songs reflects the battle between dark and light that has shaped singer Paul McCoy’s soul-scouring lyrics throughout their career.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

TannerKD1978 ,

Great album!

The first time I listened to the album, I was a little taken aback as some of the songs sound raw and unpolished. However after multiples listens and getting over my bias as to what it should sound like, this is an awesome album!

MaxPayne006 ,

Blah

Meh

SubChauffeur ,

Sometimes Raw is Good.

First, I have to admit that I did not know that a new album had been released. After a quick listen, I found that "Blessing" was a track that had stuck out from the rest and was possibly the best song on the album. The album sounds very raw and it's kind of refreshing to hear an album that isn't overly produced and polished. A couple other songs that stood out were "Nothing to Say" and "Hello Suicide", Paul has remained a true lyricist. I followed 12 Stones from their start and for years I purchased every album. Over time, my taste in music had changed and I lost my connection to the band. I am glad that they are still writing and I hope they continue on. They have rekindled the flame of an original 12 Stones fan and music lover.

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