Review: Wicked Stone – Devil In Me (EP)
Factory Music (September 13th 2019)
Reviewer: Dan Mann
Okay let’s start by placing my cards on the table. Wicked Stone, yes I’m a fan!
I first saw them supporting RavenEye at Leo’s Red Lion and when I was booking bands to play the second Fibrofest, Wicked Stone instantly came to mind as a band we needed back at Leo’s.
It’s been a bit of a wait for new material since the band’s release of ‘Ain’t No Rest‘ in 2017, but with everyone working and with other commitments it’s more than understandable.
So, was it worth the wait, a wait that seems longer being an inpatient fan?
Two words……….damn right!
One thing I like about Wicked Stone‘s releases is they capture the full on intensity of the band’s live shows. Fat riffs and a pounding bass & drumline help propel the tracks deep inside your earlugs.
From the opening onslaught of ‘Couldn’t Take Anymore‘ to the last track on the EP, ‘Devil In Me‘ you don’t catch a breather, the infectious, foot stomping assault gives no quarter.
This is a ‘no brainer’, add ‘Devil In Me‘ to your music collection.
After receiving the promo came news of line up change. I hope the band manage to get onto that illusive next rung and get the attention they justly deserve.