Speaking to Stones
Speaking to Stones

Release date: October 27th 2006
Lion Music
Provided by: Lion Music
Speaking to Stones
Progressive Metal

Rating: 75/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
October 25th 2006

Hiding behind this rather special band name is young band from upstate New York , 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.

This 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.