The Great Stone War

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Not to be confused with the Great Stone War at Edinburgh City Chambers.
The Great Stone War
WoP - Great Stone War (Album Cover).jpg
Studio album by Winds of Plague
Released June 23, 2009
Genre Deathcore, symphonic metal
Length 37:17
Label Century Media
Producer Daniel Castleman
Winds of Plague chronology
Decimate the Weak
(2008)Decimate the Weak2008
The Great Stone War
Against the World
(2011)Against the World2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Ashladan 7/10 stars[2]
Blistering 7/10 stars[3]
Lords of Metal 8/10 stars[4]
Zware Metalen (8.2/10)[5]

The Great Stone War is the second studio album by American deathcore band Winds of Plague. It was released on August 11, 2009 through Century Media Records. The album also marks the recording debut of drummer Art Cruz and keyboardist Kristen Randall. The Great Stone War sold 6,300 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart. A cover of "Halloween" by Misfits appears as a bonus track on iTunes.


Winds of Plague described the record as a concept album. Vocalist Johnny Plague states, "The idea of The Great Stone War is that civilization as a whole will digress and in time inevitably end with one final battle. This battle will not be fought with technology but with stone. Over the course of eleven tracks the listener hears about a journey foreseen through the eyes of a heathen in a religious world apocalypse. Even in the world’s darkest times you always have to take a step back and see life for what it is and not lose sight of what is most important.”[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Winds of Plague.

No. Title Length
1. "Earth" 1:30
2. "Forged in Fire" (featuring Martin Stewart of Terror) 3:35
3. "Soldiers of Doomsday" 4:06
4. "Approach the Podium" 3:40
5. "Battle Scars" 3:25
6. "Chest and Horns" (featuring John Mishima) 4:00
7. "Creed of Tyrants" 2:45
8. "Our Requiem" 4:14
9. "Classic Struggle" (featuring Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence) 3:20
10. "The Great Stone War" 4:17
11. "Tides of Change" 2:25
Total length: 37:17