CD REVIEW Stone Sour

Band: Stone Sour
Album title: House Of Gold & Bones Part 1
Label: Roadrunner Records
Distributor: CNR – Tone Entertainment – Concreteweb Promotion Office
Release date: 23/10/2012
Release: CD

Stone Sour is an American band that was formed in Iowa somewhere in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2002 and since 2012, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jim Root (guitar, keyboard), Josh Rand (guitar) and Roy Mayorga (drums, percussion). The band is good for 2 grammy nominations various other awards and now a fourth album.

What began as a normal record grew into something more. Corey wanted to make it a double album or a concept record. something like The Wall by Pink Floyd meets Dirt By Alice In Chains (so yeah something very special. Apart from that, it will be released in two parts. The first part House Of Gold & Bones Part 1 was set to be released on October 23, 2012 and the second part House of Gold & Bones Part 2 will be released sometime in May 2013. Each disc will feature 12 songs making a total of 24 across both. The album is also set to have a comic book released as a tie in to the story of the albums.

For This record, the band really went out their comfort zone and didn't play it safe. There are some strange songs on this record. weird switches between cress and chorus, bizarre music styles. It's like every songs is something individual but because every one of them is so strange in its own way, it does work in the end to tie up for a good solid record (but a strange one).

93/100

Jeroen.