Hiding behind this rather special band name is young band from upstate
, which has only been together since the fall of 2004. This self
titled album is their debut album and it has been written and
recorded sporadically from 2004 to the summer of 2006, and the result is absolutely worth your time.
Their influences count such genre greats as Dream Theater ("Awake"-era),
Fates Warning ("Parallel"-era), King's X and Rush, but
also old school prog acts like King Crimson and Genesis along with
some more classic hard rock music (Extreme - "III
Sides"-era). So their basics are covered and they are clearly
all very talented and they have created a good album.
Eight melodic and progressive songs, each one displaying a very skilful
band, which sure knows their way around their instruments - there
are some really excellent guitar leads on this album to prove that.
is a good album, which makes the listener captured, but there is
also room for improvement, I am not too fond of some the vocal lines
just to name one thing. I do however still think that Speaking to
Stones have delivered a very good debut album and I look forward to
their progress in the future, and suggest that if you like the above
mentioned bands then you should at least give them a listen.