7 Stone Riot Releases ‘Scratching the Surface’ EP

7 Stone Riot is a hard rock band from Birmingham, Alabama. Formed in 2013, the five piece act has been crushing the local and regional scene since its conception, playing shows with such bands as Trapt and Nonpoint. They are soon to add Fozzy and Adelita’s Way to that list.

Last year, 7 Stone Riot shared two singles — “I’m Alive” and “Time Will Tell” — in preparation for the upcoming EP, and this past Wednesday Scratching the Surface was released.

7 Stone Riot has a raw energy that bleeds through on record. Front man Whit Millsap has a very distinctive voice, clean but not without a gritty edge, that works well over the heavy-yet-melodic approach the band takes to many of its songs. I would draw a comparison between them and Fuel, Like a Storm, Breaking Benjamin, etc.

Any track from Scratching the Surface would be at home on the airwaves of a rock/metal station. I particularly enjoyed “Talking in Circles” and “Time Will Tell.” The former has some standout work by bassist Tyler Millsap, while the latter is slower and threaded with beautiful guitars and the haunting lyrics to match.

I would highly recommend checking out Scratching the Surface. You can find the EP on all digital platforms. Signed physical copies are also available.

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