Cellar Stone – One Fine Day

Cellar Stone
One Fine Day
Main Event Productions
May 22, 2020
43:34

It is the year 2018. The initial spark for the foundation of Cellar Stone was a conversation between guitarist George Maroulees (DIVINER, 4bitten) and singer Aris Pirris (Persona Non Grata). Their goal was to write heavy rock songs that are hard rock and Heavy metal elements should be combined with catchy choruses and hard guitar riffs. Other colleagues were quickly found. Rock and metal super groups of the 70s, 80s and 90s are mentioned as influences, such as Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden or Metallica. After two years of work, the debut album “One Fine Day” was released in May. the album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Nick Papadopoulos at Soundflakes Recording Studios in Athens. So let’s listen to what the Greeks deliver.

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And the gentlemen ripped off fat. Already at “Lights Out” they show where the metal hammer hangs. Despite all the harshness, the song is also very catchy. “Wash My Sins Away” is also dominated by reef walls and accessibility. But we already had that. The singing of Aris Pirris, which somehow seems to unite all protagonists, should be mentioned positively. However, it sounds like many other singers of the genre. Somehow a unique selling point is missing. The short guitar solo shows that the two guitarists understand their craft. With “One Fine Day” one or the other variation is incorporated in the riffing. Afterwards, the power ballad “Wasted Tears” or the hymnic “Breaking From Inside” attracted particular attention. Subsequently, Cellar Stone have only marginally new things to offer. The songs from the second half of the album are not bad. But they were too careful with their songwriting. Whether the rocking “Spread Your Wings” or the second ballad “Hands Of Fate” actually only sounds like repetitions. Only the final song “Rain On My Parade” is able to add another musical splash of color.

Certainly “One Fine Day” is not a bad album. The songs are rooted in 80s hard rock. And it’s fun to listen to the album. But Cellar Stone will probably not be able to win an innovation award because they swim too much in the waters of the musical influences mentioned. For the inclined genre fan they deliver a modern and fat production as well as a very good musical performance. Just under three quarters of an hour of fun and entertainment should be reason enough to listen to this album, and maybe more than once.

Cellar Stone – Breaking From Inside: https://youtu.be/QGe-tfnJoyY

Lineup:

Aris Pirris – Vocals, Guitar
George Maroulees – Guitar
Akis Rooster – Bass
George Karlis – Drums

Tracklist:

  • Lights Out
  • Wash My Sins Away
  • One Fine Day
  • Wasted Tears
  • Breaking From Inside
  • Spread Your Wings
  • Hands Of Fate
  • Live While You’re Alive
  • I Found My Way
  • Rain On My Parade
Rating
  • 8/10
    Album - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Album Art - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Songwriting - 8/10
8/10
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