Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CD REVIEW: ROUND III by Three Quarter Stone

ROUND III by Three Quarter Stone
(Independent Release)

Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, Canadian rockers, Three Quarter Stone go for the knockout with their latest release, 'Round III'. This album just absolutely reeks of pure high energy rock and roll. It's full throttle and in-your-face, rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. This is the kind of band and sound that you would hope to hear when walking into your favorite club. Cranking out great rockers, and a ballad here and there thrown in for good measure. Three Quarter Stone is comprised of Danny Wray - Vocals, Chris Drone - Guitar, Brian Musgrave - Guitar, Scott Clarke - Bass and Ev Locke - Drums. There's definitely a certain raw, edgy vibe to this album. This will end up being another one of those albums where my favorite song ends up changing on a near-daily basis, but as I write this, I seem to be hooked on the opening track, "Fighting" more than anything else. It has a strong and solid riff throughout, and is kept together by a Scott Clarke's bass groove that hits in all the right ways. Other highlights include, "Scream", "What If", "Blows My Mind", "Keep Your Distance. The band even serve up an acoustic rendition of the Judas Priest classic, "(You’ve Got) Another Thing Comin’". All in all, 'Round III' is an excellent package. Three Quarter Stone is a breath of fresh air from a solid rock band, the kind we had a multitude of in the 70's, but have virtually disappeared. If you're a fan of good rock music with great riffs, and gritty vocals then you'll love what these gents bring to the table. The band is tight, powerful and their musicianship is top notched. Three Quarter Stone are the real deal and deserve your full attention. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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