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  Potter’s Field
Artist:  12 Stones
Label:  Wind-Up Records
Length:  11 Tracks/42:49

12 Stones roars out of the gate chugging mightily with their sophomore release Potter’s Field.  The CD rocks heavily (and sounds better sonically than their debut), and the vocals of Paul McCoy are impressive.  I especially enjoy the opening rocker “Shadows,” the melodic, heavy groove of cut 4, “Speak Your Mind,” and the different sounding opening strains of “Stay.”  Fans of the bands first self-titled CD will find much to enjoy here, although the lyrics are more obtuse than the band’s debut (while focusing on themes of faith, struggle, and angst. 

Potter’s Field is a solid quality rock CD; I just get the feeling while listening that the band sounds too similar to the current crop of hard rockers.  Not a bad thing for fans of the genre, but there is a sameness (to my ears) that creeps into the sound that brings the overall enjoyment of CD down a few notches.  

DJ Barry 1/9/2005

DJ Barry hosts Soul Frequency, a weekly FM and Internet free form rock radio show showcasing progressive rock, instrumental rock, power-pop, psychedelic rock, rock classics and more—great rock for the ages!



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