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Traditional songwriting and modern production shine on Stone Broken's Revelation

Stone Broken have dared to make more radio-friendly hard rock on textured third album Revelation

Stone Broken: Revelation cover art
(Image: © Spinefarm)

For Walsall’s Stone Broken and their army of fans, it’s all about the song. Stand among their audience at a festival or sold-out club gig and you’ll hear a chorus of voices joyfully singing along, word for word, to Wait For You or Worth Fighting For

Singer/ guitarist Rich Moss and band have endured the odd tiresome Nickelback jibe for daring to make radio-friendly hard rock songs that people actually like, and that’ll probably continue after album three.

Produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Holding Absence), Revelation sees the band’s hooky, anthemic writing once again on point (Black Sunrise, The Devil You Know), with Moss retaining his gift for delivering a modern power ballad (piano-led Me Without You, Stronger). 

Sure, Weller’s washes of poppy sound design and 21st-century electronic textures may be too rich for some palates, but this is the sound of one of the UK’s brighter prospects looking to the wider world, and dreaming big.

Grant Moon is the News Editor for Prog and has been a contributor to the magazine since its launch in 2009. A music journalist for over 20 years, Grant writes regularly for titles including Classic Rock and Total Guitar, and his CV also includes stints as a radio producer/presenter and podcast host. His first book, 'Big Big Train - Between The Lines', is out now through Kingmaker Publishing.