Saturday, January 5, 2013

CD Review: Stone Sour Leads Us To The "House Of Gold & Bones"

American hard rock band Stone Sour returns with their fourth album, part one of a double album entitled “House Of Gold & Bones.” The second part of the album will be released around May 2013. Lead singer Cory Taylor compares the new two part album to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” meets Alice In Chains. The first part was released in October where it debuted at #7 on the Billboard Album charts.

The album begins with guitars blazing as Taylor’s vocals bring you right into the onslaught of metal music of “Gone Sovereign.” The power and adrenaline continue with “Absolute Zero” and “A Rumor Of Skin” before slowing things down for the acoustic ballad “The Travelers, Pt.1.” The rock returns with the mainstream metal sounding “Tired” and “My Name Is Allen.” You feel Tayor’s passion in his vocals in “Taciturn,” before the album closes with the heavy metal rocker “Last Of The Real.”

Stone Sour has a handful of dates in January, but watch for more live shows coming soon. Also be on the lookout for an announcement on “Part 2,” due in the spring. For more on Stone Sour and the new album, please visit stonesour.com.

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