Live Review: Stone Broken / Mason Hill / The Fallen State – 02 Institute, Birmingham 15.05.22

Claire Hodgkins

By Claire Hodgkins

After several rescheduled dates, it’s safe to say fans were all fired up for a night at the 02 Institute with local rockers, Stone Broken.

Opening the show were five piece Barnstaple based band, The Fallen State. Playing to a packed out venue, the band wasted no time in ensuring the crowd were all warmed up and ready for the main event.  The set was comprised of tracks from their latest release “Between Hope & Disillusion” and ended on a high with single “Nova”. One things for sure, The Fallen State are a band to look out for in the future and their set only confirms just that.


For My Sorrow


Sons of Avarice 

Standing Tall


Burn It To The Ground


It wasn’t long until the mighty Mason Hill from Glasgow took to the stage, much to the crowds delight – most of whom were wearing Mason Hill merchandise. Their set was packed with good riffs and high energy which to no surprise resulted in a sea of raised fists. Their hit “Against the Wall” proved most popular, with vocalist  Scott Taylor noticeably getting overwhelmed by the response. It goes without saying, Mason Hill are the perfect fit for venues of this size and will no doubt deliver another blinding set when supporting Thunder at Glasgow’ SEC Arena later this month. 


Hold On


Find My Way

Out of Reach


We Pray

Broken Son

Against the Wall

All warmed up and ready to go, it was time for Stone Broken to hit the stage. Opening with album titled track “Revelation”, the Birmingham leg of the Revelation tour was finally underway. The band poked fun at vocalist Rich Moss’ recent illness which resulted in the show being postponed an additional time, but declared how it had been worth the wait to play their hometown once again. Highlights from their set included newer releases “Black Sunrise” and “The Devil You Know” whilst also squeezing in old hits “Wait For You” and “Worth Fighting For”. The band even included a cover of Bad Company’ “Feel Like Makin’ Love” into the set which blended seamlessly into the nights performance. All in all, it was a triumphant night for the four piece band and anyone who has tickets to catch them on their remaining dates for this run, is in for a real treat. 



Stay All Night

Doesn’t Matter

Heartbeat Away

Black Sunrise

Let Me See It All

This Revival


Let Me Go

The Devil You Know

Worth Fighting For

Wait For You

Feel Like Makin’ Love (Bad Company cover)

Not Your Enemy

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