The Edge of Reason – River (Single)

THE EDGE OF REASON have personally asked me to do these two single reviews, quite some time ago but due to several different complications I couldn’t get around to them, so before I get into this I’d like to thank the band personally, first for requesting the review it means a lot tat such a small time review blog site gets so much request, I can’t express enough gratitude, to all the bands I’ve so far reviewed and interviewed I appreciate it so much, now with all that mushy stuff out of the way lets get right into it

 

RIVER: 

From the very beginning of this song I knew straight away this was going to be something extremely special, with the title it could go either way depending on your interpretation and view, for me with such a vast knowledge of music I from the beginning as I stated this would be different, I understand that was quite repetitive anyway enough rambling.

A very Symphonic introduction with a hint of Maiden and early Nightwish is what I get from the start of this, now this has actually left me somewhat at a loss for words, I’m not sure just how to describe this track, its heavy, fast, but with the clear vocals pretty much throughout that’s what makes this stand out the most, the one thing I noticed was no breakdown, minus the bridge meeting the solo that is your breakdown, now while this band is known widely for their unmistakable breakdowns, the direction of this song although may be a little different again, is exactly what the music world is looking for, some people are a fan of the whole if it’s not broke, but I admire the fact this band is pushing unnecessary boundaries and have no doubt they’ll be gaining fans from every side of the spectrum if they continue this direction, while this is still TEOR I can’t see anything this band won’t accomplish if they keep pushing these pillars!

 

SIDE NOTE:

All I can say here is guys keep up this incredible work! I’ve not seen such drastic change between two singles let alone a previous album, while making it work, I urge all the metal community give this band a listen, they may not be to everyone’s taste but I assure you, you all have at least one friend that will love this up and coming band, I only hope I’m there front and center to witness their rise to the top!

The Edge of Reason – Prison of Terror (Single)

I can’t speak for everyone on this but I for one am glad to say that Regensburgs own Metalcore pioneers THE EDGE OF REASON are back with not one but two singles, since these don’t need no introduction, lets get right into it with the first single PRISON OF TERROR

The first unmistakable feature in this song is the while generic intro, it has a certain ambiance to it, almost like the apocalypse is here, heed this warning just before an almost heart stopping start, the first thing I notice personally on this is a very Trivium-esque feel, middle ground, Shogun era springs to mind. In true TEOR sound fast paced guitar, flawless double bass, right into the bridge accompanied by a very unique brand of clean and distorted vocals, bringing us right the way to the breakdown, which shows such influences from All That Remains to Bring Me The Horizon, followed by the very nicely placed screams of panic, this song is more a case you can feel like you are in this, clinging onto the edge of your seat every step of the way.

 SIDE NOTE:

Although this is not your typical TEOR track the slight change in course direction is a very interesting turn, keeping everything fresh and keeping us guessing whats coming next, I for one am very interested in seeing just what the future holds for this band!

Stone Broken – Heartbeat Away (Single)

STONE BROKEN are plain and simple the reason I started this site they were the first I reviewed with their astonishing debut album All In Time released back in 2016, I had the pleasure of reviewing this album and doing an online interview with the band a short time after. Since the release of All In Time, STONE BROKEN, are taking the world by storm from their first performance at Download Festival UK, just last year to a UK Tour with the upcoming album Ain’t Always Easy, being released on the 2nd of March via Spinefarm Records. Also opening the Ramblin’ Man main stage this year, it’s all being a hell of a journey for STONE BROKEN. With all that being said, I bring to you not one but two singles released from the upcoming album and this track is Heartbeat Away

Wow, with such a suspense building intro you know this is gonna crush it straight away, now if anyone remembers back in 2001 a band known as NICKELBACK released the monumental Silver Side Up, with the opening track, Never Again and the other similar impact track Just For, now being a hopeless romantic myself and very defensive for a lady in need this song spoke volumes to me, it’s relate-able it’s got a very in your face message that ‘if I see you hurt that girl, your gonna deal with me’ now without letting my personal life make an impact on my opinion of this song it simply is more relative which could be why it’s my preference of these two releases.

Outside of the lyrics it’s a very chuggy song something that you’ll instantly have stuck in your head, from the drums, the lead, rhythm, bass, vocals this song is like the Anti- Lowlife Theory’s 2011 single from The Truth Is… which significantly shows some of the hugely influential artists for this band.

Final personal note if these 2 songs are anything to go by Ain’t Always Easy, will be somehow even better than All In Time, which I can’t stress enough if you are a Post Grunge fan get onto http://www.stonebroken.com and purchase this and pre order the upcoming Ain’t Always Easy, available everywhere on March 2nd via Spinefarm Records!

Stone Broken – Worth Fighting For (Single)

STONE BROKEN are plain and simple the reason I started this site they were the first I reviewed with their astonishing debut album All In Time released back in 2016, I had the pleasure of reviewing this album and doing an online interview with the band a short time after. Since the release of All In Time, STONE BROKEN, are taking the world by storm from their first performance at Download Festival UK, just last year to a UK Tour with the upcoming album Ain’t Always Easy, being released on the 2nd of March via Spinefarm Records. Also opening the Ramblin’ Man main stage this year, it’s all being a hell of a journey for STONE BROKEN. With all that being said, I bring to you not one but two singles released from the upcoming album and the first one is

Worth Fighting For. Which jumps right into a very melodic almost metalcore-esque tapping intro accompanied by a very fitting drum beat that just leaves you bopping your head in anticipation for whats about to explode next, which does not disappoint, with a very in your face riff that just instantly drags you right in!

The verse kicks in and almost keeps you guessing, catching you very off guard not sure whats coming next, with their very renowned Theory tone, the Chorus kicks in and after all is said this song is the first STONE BROKEN track that didn’t instantly grasp me, but by no means is it a bad song, they have that perfect sound, the perfect tone, the lyrics are fantastic, the music is as solid as expected from the band but it falls flat somewhere, now upon a few more listens it really does get way better, when you grasp the whole concept it’s just as solid as anything they have written, it just took time, but with a great message, and phenomenal music as always, I can’t wait to get a hold of Ain’t Always Easy, next month!