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Stones Grow Her Name

21 May 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Label: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS
  • Copyright: 2012 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 53:14
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B007WPNA9Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,893 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. P. Fergusson on 14 Oct. 2012
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A poor album by a usually consistant band. It sounds nothing like their previous output, if you liked albums like Ecliptica you would think it was a totally different band.

We know they did it deliberately but everything from the meaningless title, through the cod glam rock of "S***load of Money", to the completely sprawling mess of the last track is a misfire. Chuck in the misplaced banjo's on "Cinderblox" and the Boy Band lyrics on "I have a right" and you have a real mish mash that just doesn't work on any track.

I am a big fan of this band but I struggle with all the positive reviews for this as it is just frankly poor and has none of their hallmark elements.

Its inventive and as ever the musicianship is good, but I can't see who it would appeal to. Maybe I would recommend it to people who didn't like them ??
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Daw on 21 Sept. 2012
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Diversity or a big sprawling mess? It's a bit difficult to tell with the new Sonata Arctica album. On the one hand, there are some songs that are catchy, memorable and impressive (the sheer crunch of 'Somewhere Close To You' is enough to blow away the cobwebs for a start), but other songs flirt dangerously with the trite and banal. Take 'I Have A Right'. While basing a song around the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child seems like a worthwhile thing to do, just because it's an important cause doesn't automatically guarantee a wonderful song. What's on offer here is profoundly lightweight and, well, just not very interesting. And there are other songs that fall into this category, most notably the ballad 'Don't Be Mean'. Even the song 'The Day', which starts beautifully and has a fairly interesting lyrical theme, loses its way a bit towards the end.

That said, when the band get it right, they do so in some style. 'Only The Broken Hearts' and 'Losing My Insanity' are powerful, driving rockers and the decision to include a banjo on 'Cinderblox' is a sign of a particularly demented kind of musical genius.

In conclusion, the album is well worth trying, despite its flaws. Just be aware that, rather like walking on stony ground, you might find the experience a bit... uneven.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin on 4 Jan. 2014
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He was born to rock and enjoys listening to as much of it as is possible. This was just what he wanted.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Martyn Clegg on 26 Jun. 2012
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I like this album a lot. It is complex yet catchy, heavy and also very soft in places. I have been listening to Sonata Arctica for several years now and after buying the amazing Winterhearts Guild (2003) I have gradually collected all their back catalogue. Strangely for a band with 7 studio albums of original material I have never been disappointed with anything I have bought of theirs.

If you've heard Sonata Arctica before then expect a combination of the catchy Reckoning Night (2005) and perhaps a few of the complex bits from the wonderful Unia (2007). A clever album, almost immediately accesible but full of little hooks which keep me coming back for more. I have listened to very little else over the past week.

If you have never heard Sonata Arctica before then I would describe them as follows:

Hard Rock/Metal with a bit of Speed from time to time, slightly symphonic with rousing anthems. Technically brilliant and very varied with a truly beautiful emotional element.

I actually would give this album 4.5 stars if possible. It is better than a 4 star album but because I have listened to Sonata Arctica a lot in the past I kind of have an emotional attachment to some of their earlier albums.

In summary this is very close to their best and I like it more every time I listen to it but my personal favourite albums by Sonata Arctica are:

Ecliptica (2000)
Winterherarts Guild (2003)
Reckoning Night (2005)
Unia (2007)

I doubt that you will be disappointed.
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