12 Stones – Beneath The Scars (Review)

12 Stones – Beneath The Scars (Review)

Beneath The Scars Cover (Lo Res)

Executive Music Group

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Reviewed by Emily Kjonaas

12 Stones – Beneath The Scars

Beneath The Scars is the newest offering from the Louisiana band 12 Stones. Thousands upon thousands of fans have eagerly anticipated the release of this album after waiting 5 years since their previous full-length CD. After half of a decade, their 2010 5-song EP notwithstanding, the band was able to deliver their best to their fans.

I consider myself to have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music. However, Beneath The Scars is not my cup of tea. There are only a couple of songs on this record that I’m able to enjoy but, other than that, I wasn’t much of a fan of this album. With that said, I know several people who would love this record. I also know that, like with any other band, 12 Stones has a very dedicated fan-base that will enjoy this.

“Infected” and “Bulletproof” are the beginning two tracks and appear to be fan-favorites on this record. “Bulletproof” is about standing up for what is right, no matter how hard it is, and to not give up when you’re knocked down. A noteworthy track on Beneath The Scars is “Psycho”. This song describes the experience of a live show. Fans of any band can relate to this song because it’s about what happens at great concerts: getting lost in the music and forgetting all of your fears, if only for an hour or so.

What I do really appreciate about this album is that the more rock songs are interspersed with slower songs like: “For The Night”, “That Changes Everything”, “Blind”, “Bury Me”, and “Shine On Me”. Well, as slow as you can get on a rock album. If you enjoy the edgier end of Christian music, and music that can both go into the secular scene as well as the Christian music scene, then Beneath The Scars will not disappoint you.

Score: 2.75/5


  1. Infected
  2. Bulletproof
  3. For The Night
  4. Worlds Collide
  5. That Changes Everything
  6. The One Thing
  7. Blind
  8. I’m With You
  9. Bury Me
  10. Psycho
  11. Only Human
  12. Someone Like You
  13. Shine On Me
  14. Pretty Poison

About Emily Kjonaas

Emily Kjonaas is from Moorhead, MN and is a reviewer for Christian Music Zine. Her favorite Christian band is Kutless and loves attending concerts. She is studying to be a nurse and loves her job as a caregiver. More Posts

2 Comments to “12 Stones – Beneath The Scars (Review)”

  1. You give a low score when overall your review does not seem very negative. Personally, I find this album pretty good, definitely higher than a 2.75/5.

  2. Keith Fillmore // August 11, 2012 at 6:54 am // Reply

    I would give this album 3.5 stars, maybe 4.0. Definitely better than 2.75 IMO. Of course, I like this kind of music. ;-)

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