Three years has past since 12 Stones last effort “Potter’s Field, which was pretty uninspiring postgrunge album. And have they learned anything from that failure compared to the cool debut is a questions that some of you might ask? Yeah, I would say that 12 Stones have written some of their best tunes up-to-date with a handful of tunes ready for radio. And that is also the problem with the record since it feels that they have been listening to Nickelback way to much on some the tunes, including the first single “Lie To Me”, “Broken Road”, “Adrenalin” and “Hey Love”. A little close would be ok, but those are just plain copies of a very successful musical concept, which feels pretty cheap. Another thing that I have to comment is that the album clocks just under 40 minutues and only contains 10 new tunes. Not that good! But overall is it a nice album that will suite fans of Creed, Thornley, Theory of A Deadman and why not say Hinder even if they have lost most of their indentity.
Formed in 2001, the group was originally known as "The Chiodos Bros," the band´s name was a tribute to filmmakers Stephen, Charles, and Edward Chiodo, responsible for the film Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Also, the band released their third studio album, "Illuminaudio" in 2010 and was the only studio album to feature Brandon Bolmer as lead vocalist instead of Craig Owens.