Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name


6.5 | 342 votes |
Release date: 16 May 2012
Style: Power metal

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01. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
02. Shitload Of Money
03. Losing My Insanity
04. Somewhere Close To You
05. I Have A Right
06. Alone In Heaven
07. The Day
08. Cinderblox
09. Don't Be Mean
10. Wildfire, Part: II - One With The Mountain
11. Wildfire, Part: III - Wildfire Town, Population: 0
12. Tonight I Dance Alone [digipak bonus]
13. One-Two-Free-Fall [Japanese bonus]

Additional info
Formats:
- Limited edition digipak
- Standard jewel case
- Vinyl
- Download

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
7.0
So these days the eyes on Sonata Arctica are those curiously wondering just what the Finnish fivesome will give us this time. A super solid first four power metal albums, then a bolt out the blue with the unique Unia and a middle-ground The Days Of Grays following up. Three years on then and Stones Grow Her Name is an apt reward for the wait, or is it?

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published 17.05.2012 | Comments (27)

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02.01.2012 - 22:17
Rating: 1
Zenzero
Zenzero
Are they still playing??
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Things will be ok in the end!
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02.01.2012 - 22:51
Rating: 9
blackend
I've been a HUGE fan of these band for over 5 years, though, I stopped listening to them because they never release anything new, and they have started to repeat themselves quite frequently. When I first read that Sonata Arctica are planning a new full-length album by May-June 2012, I was extremely thrilled!!!
Sonata Arctica - Forever and ever will be my favorite band and the greatest band in the world!
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02.01.2012 - 22:56
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by Zenzero on 02.01.2012 at 22:17

Are they still playing??


Unfortunately, yes.
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03.01.2012 - 00:29
Rating: 5
moe5512
Awesome
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03.01.2012 - 00:38
Mountain King
K i K o
Now that's surprising. Never expected it...
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03.01.2012 - 15:00
Rating: 7
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
Written by Guest on 02.01.2012 at 22:56

Written by Zenzero on 02.01.2012 at 22:17

Are they still playing??


Unfortunately, yes.



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03.01.2012 - 15:01
Rating: 7
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
This is real good news!!! feeling happy now
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06.01.2012 - 06:52
Balz
Completely made my day seeing this, hard not to be excited!
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08.02.2012 - 02:26
Milena
Learning To "X"
I think this is gonna get delayed... with Sonata Arctica, for the newest two albums, the tracklist and cover (and for TDoG even the tour dates) were announced some five or six months in advance. This is still mostly in the "ya, they made us get a couple of promo pics out and we talk about the album we're gonna do a little in interviews"-stage. Wait and see, I hope I'm wrong... although, even if they're one of my very favorite bands, I don't think this will be very satisfying.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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20.02.2012 - 20:17
J. N.
I guess we won't hear Silence or Replica any time soon again.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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20.02.2012 - 23:26
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by J. N. on 20.02.2012 at 20:17

I guess we won't hear Silence or Replica any time soon again.

Are those supposed to be album names or song names, because you've got one of each
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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20.02.2012 - 23:37
J. N.
Written by Milena on 20.02.2012 at 23:26
Are those supposed to be album names or song names, because you've got one of each

Italic = Album
Quoted = Song
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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20.02.2012 - 23:57
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 20.02.2012 at 23:39

The track's name is "...Of Silence"

I don't think a short narrative should be called an actual track, so right back at ya
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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21.02.2012 - 00:04
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 21.02.2012 at 00:00

It's more a track than it is a 'song'.

Good point sir, I shall now give back any linguistics points I'd have earned during the day as punishment.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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22.02.2012 - 01:27
ChampionOfPower
TDofG had some flashes for me that harkened back to the old SA days, but overall their last two albums have been very underwhelming with the slower paced songs, subpar choruses and lack of energy. Their attempts at growing their sould have fallen flat for me and it seems like a lot of others. I'm always hoping they can recapture the magic, but I won't buy their album just on name this time.
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24.02.2012 - 10:07
Rating: 5
EW
Pumped for this. I have enjoyed every album released and none have been a dissapointment so far.
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28.02.2012 - 17:35
Milena
Learning To "X"
I've read some journalist impressions from early listening sessions and it seems that at least a couple of songs will be horrible, or at least will be horrible at first what's good though is that the album is regarded as pretty heavy (though I don't really buy it, they also said TDoG will be the heaviest SA album to date and it was only in some aspects) and as an expansion on some of the sounds on Reckoning Night. Which is the greatest thing they should have done before Unia, but didn't. So yes, the resident SA fan is s.t.o.k.e.d.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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29.02.2012 - 01:23
neverlosehope222
I've been a sonata arctica fan for 5 or 6 years now, and this is all my opinion, but i'm very excited I feel that they get better each album in all different aspects. I respect that others do not view them the same way as I, and I'm happy their coming out with Stones Grow Her Name, and I cannot wait to see what this album will be like.
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30.03.2012 - 23:49
Dargor
Album samples on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KYRf5o3q68
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09.04.2012 - 23:32
Rating: 7
kaspair
I just listened the live version of I Have A Right. It's so boring
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Last FM
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10.04.2012 - 12:27
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by kaspair on 09.04.2012 at 23:32

I just listened the live version of I Have A Right. It's so boring

Oh yeah, it's pretty awful. The other two are good tho'.

Anyway, the resident SA fan is dropping by to post this. Love the ironic use of dramatic music in it and the fact that nothing is essentially going on but they're filming it anyway, reminds me of Dream Theater's docus. Love the Hammond too. Wonder how Henkka broke it.

Also, do Finns always say they're "penetrating" songs or is that just Tony being Tony?

Also, only now do I notice the full title for Wildfire II includes the words "Wildfire Town, Population: 0". Yeah, he fuckin' burned that place down and you know it.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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22.04.2012 - 11:40
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 22.04.2012 at 01:43

Cinderblox should be crazy.

I heard the 1:30 sample of it... pretty crazy, yeah.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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07.05.2012 - 08:06
Rating: 5
EW
Http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=6871 This got me excited.
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14.05.2012 - 21:48
Rating: 7
kaspair
The Day <3
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Last FM
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15.05.2012 - 08:54
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Made it to "Shitload Of Money" and couldn't take anymore. This band has outgrown me.
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15.05.2012 - 12:26
rasto
Hard rock, Melo heavy metal????????????? Vote 6???
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15.05.2012 - 16:13
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Introspekrieg on 15.05.2012 at 08:54

Made it to "Shitload Of Money" and couldn't take anymore. This band has outgrown me.

Gets a lot better afterwards, especially with the Wildfires.

(what, anyone expected me NOT to hear it by now?)

Is flawed but is pretty. I did not expect to like it as much as I do now, although it appears to me the lyrics are weaker than usual and that my liking will decrease when the CD comes with them. Hoping to do a review.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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15.05.2012 - 17:20
Wraith000
Recommended songs anyone ?
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15.05.2012 - 22:57
Rating: 5
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Just got the album .... WOW

"The Days of Grays" was severely shit, but this takes the cake for most incoherent and pretentious piece of shit Ive heard in years. Its so shit it made my wife cry...true story.

By once again trying and failing to be "progressive" they end up writing ridiculously inconsitent and patchy songs - its one thing trying to do something different, but this album doesnt even sound like a bunch of half-baked songs thrown together - each and every song sounds like random ideas that do not mesh at any given moment.

Haphazard songwriting to the max - I have no idea when Tony decided he was a country singer or what the point is trying to sound "heavy". Absolutely the most contrived thing Ive heard in a long time.

Shockingly shit.
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IF THE MILK IS SOUR...I AINT THE KINDA PUSSY TO DRINK IT
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15.05.2012 - 23:02
Yavanna
Written by Valaskjalf on 15.05.2012 at 22:57

Just got the album .... WOW

Shockingly shit.


I was thinking about listening it tonight, but now you scared me ... seriously
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Carry me to the shoreline
Bury me in the sand
Walk me across the water
And maybe you'll understand
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