Dying To Live opens proceedings on an explosive binary riff and big-rock chorus, before Love takes a more melodic, streamlined approach. The not-quite title track (Blood From A Stone) takes another trip back to nu-metal territory, with a great bottom-end groove, while Feel Like Going On and Nothing Left To See Here Anymore are the more balladic numbers. As ever, Lajon Witherspoon’s rich vocals deserve plaudits but Clint Lowery’s dynamic injections of guitar are every bit as defining.
It’s another solid outing then, from one of modern rock’s most consistent acts. It’s not a game changer but for existing fans that might just be goods enough.
For Fans Of: Alter Bridge, Papa Roach, Foo Fighters
Blood & Stone is released on October 23 via Rise.