Anthem for the Underdog

Anthem for the Underdog

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by 12 Stones
     
 

The post-grunge quartet -- now adding guitarist and fifth member Justin Rimer -- took time to regroup with their families after relentlessly touring in support of their first two albums. The respite helped the bandmembers return to form just in time to taste the devastation of Hurricane Katrina firsthand. All are natives of the Gulf region, and many witnessed friends… See more details below

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The post-grunge quartet -- now adding guitarist and fifth member Justin Rimer -- took time to regroup with their families after relentlessly touring in support of their first two albums. The respite helped the bandmembers return to form just in time to taste the devastation of Hurricane Katrina firsthand. All are natives of the Gulf region, and many witnessed friends and family members cope with the storm's destruction. This, combined with the band's self-proclaimed moniker of being music industry underdogs, fueled the album's title and its undaunted resiliency. The lyrics take you through a journey of loss, betrayal, and the inability to control your surroundings. Songs like "Arms of a Stranger," "World So Cold" and "Lie to Me" tell of unreliable relationships and letdowns. Rimer and co-producer Skidd Mills (Saliva, Skillet, Sister Hazel) kept the album edgy, defined, and certainly loud. Like fellow Wind-Up acts Creed and Evanescence, 12 Stones walk the line between Christian and secular rock. Without overt references to godly subjects, however, Anthem lands more firmly on the secular side of the line. The only setback is a straightforward post-grunge sound that distinguishes itself with little more than glittering guitar work. To that end, the lack of reinvention limits 12 Stones to a tiring yet potent sound that is interchangeable with any number of bands peddling similar alt-metal fare (like labelmates Seether, for starters).

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Bicycle Music Com.
UPC:
0601501312625
catalogNumber:
13126
Rank:
40201

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Performance Credits

12 Stones   Primary Artist
Dave Smith   Bass
Skidd Mills   Bass,Guitar
Anna Acosta   Violin
Eric Weaver   Guitar,Group Member
Aaron Gainer   Drums,Group Member
Justin Rimer   Bass,Guitar,Group Member
Scott Hardin   Piano

Technical Credits

Rick Beato   Composer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Skidd Mills   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer
Eric Weaver   Composer
Aaron Gainer   Composer
Justin Rimer   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Dougie Cowan   Illustrations
Chris Daughtry   Composer

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