Review THE HORNETS ‘Heavier Than a Stone’

The best things in life are often the once you don’t plan for. The beginning of The Hornets is such a moment, a band that wasn’t planned and more or less just happened. It was in September 2016 when the two Francia brothers together with their neighbor formed The Hornets out of boredom and for leisure reasons. The Hornets was a good reason to get out of the typical work routine.

After such a beginning the band started to create songs, tunes that ended up on the ‘Heavier Than a Stone’ album. Listening to the nine songs on this record is a joyful way to spend a bit more than 30 minutes. The Hornets enjoy playing rock’n’roll and their debut album brings this passion pretty well to forefront.

Rooted in the sound of the 70s it’s songs like ‘The Best’ that really rocks and also the upbeat opener ‘Don’t Talk About Love’ with the well-crafted chorus showcases a band that was not tied to anything more than their passion for rock music. Blues and rock blends into each other during ‘Superman (Nietzsche)’ while the final track ‘Not So Easy’ is more of a rock’n’roll eruption.

The Hornets deliver music that is authentic, real and comes straight from the heart. This longplayer is solely build on the commitment to rock’n’roll. ‘Heavier Than a Stone’ is not mind-blowing but a heart-warming rock’n’roll party.

Rating: 7 out of 10.


  1. Don’t Talk About Love
  2. Female Creed
  3. Superman (Nietzsche)
  4. Get Out (…Baby Get Out)
  5. Fighting Man
  6. The Best
  7. 1997
  8. Rockstar a Syndrome
  9. Not So Easy

Label: Go Down Records

Genre: Rock

Release Date EU: July 16th, 2021



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