Rock outfit Stone Broken unveiled its latest album, Revelation, Tuesday through Spinefarm Records. The band’s third album, it is a strong new offering from the band. That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements make for their own appeal. It will be discussed a little later. The record’s production rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation. All things considered, the album proves itself a positive new offering from Stone Broken that most rock fans will find enjoyable.
Revelation, Stone Broken’s brand new album, is a positive new offering that most rock fans will find enjoyable. That is due in large part to its featured musical arrangements. From one song to the next, the arrangements in this 11-song record present a similar sound and stylistic approach. That approach is largely one that lends each arrangement to comparison to works from the likes of Theory of a Deadman and other similar acts. At the same time, there is at least a little variance early in the album’s run in the form of ‘Make It Out Alive.’ The song opens sounding so much more like Theory of a Deadman. The choruses however, are more of an aggro-rock sense a la Breaking Benjamin. What’s interesting here is how that contrast of energies and styles plays directly into the song’s lyrical content. That will be addressed a little later. There is also a little more change of style and sound in ‘This Revival,’ which comes later in the album’s run. The down-tuned guitar here and the contemplative vocal style gives the song a touch of modern rock vibe. It is just another subtle change in things that people will notice when they pay close attention to the album’s arrangements from start to end. When people take in the album from start to end, they will catch these subtle nuances and others within each song. In hearing those nuances, audiences will find plenty to appreciate if only from the album’s musical content. Every arrangement would be a good fit for any active rock radio station programmer’s daily play list. It is all that engaging and entertaining. It is also just one part of what makes the album worth hearing. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements also plays into the appeal of the album’s presentation.
The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical arrangements is important to examine because by and large, it focuses on the matter of overcoming adversity. That adversity comes for the most part here in the form of mental health. Or at least that is what seems to be the case in most of the songs. Given, there is one song that seemingly focuses on the matter of a broken relationship in the form of ‘Me Without You.’ Other than that one song, the majority of the record’s content delivers that familiar theme in various ways. To that end, pretty much every song will offer audiences some form of motivation, which is always welcome. Add in the different moods set in each song’s arrangement, and each song’s overall impact increases that much more. Keeping all of this in mind, the content featured in Stone Broken’s new album forms a solid foundation for the record. It is still not all that the album has to offer. The production rounds out its most important elements.
The production presented in Revelation is important because as noted, each song focuses on a seemingly central topic while doing so in different ways lyrically and musically. Thanks to the production that went into the album, each song’s utmost emotional impact is ensured. From the most subdued moments to the most powerful, every instrument is balanced with the others. Every vocal track is just as well-balanced with the instrumentations, ensuring that audiences can easily understand what is being sung for the most part. From beginning to end, the album’s production is expert, putting the final touch to the album. When it is considered along with the album’s overall content, the whole of it all makes Revelation a strong new record from Stone Broken that could help finally break this band into the mainstream if it has not already done so.
Revelation, the latest album from Stone Broken, is a presentation that from beginning to end, could help make the band a household name among rock fans. That is due in part to its featured musical arrangements. The arrangements each present a firm mainstream appeal. They also each present a subtle nuanced difference from one another that audiences will catch when they fully immerse themselves in the record. The lyrical content that accompanies the album’s musical content is also of note. That is because it largely delivers one overarching theme, that of overcoming adversity. For the most part, that adversity seems to come in the form of mental health issues, which plenty of audiences will find appealing. There is one song that comes across as being about a broken relationship, but for the most part, the lyrical content seems to approach that one specific item just in varying ways. The record’s production puts the final touch to its presentation. That is because it ensures the best possible emotional impact in each song, taking into account the musical and lyrical content. Each item examined here is important in its own way to the album’s presentation. All things considered, they make the record a presentation that could help Stone Broken finally break into the mainstream.
Revelation is available now. More information on the album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at: