Skip to main content

Album Reviews


Music > Album Review


Stone Sour
- House Of Gold And Bones Part 2

Part 2 doesn’t push any boundaries, but as far as radio-baiting heaviness is concerned, displays greater cohesion and punch than most.

Apr 17th 2013 | Label: Roadrunner/Warner
Who would have thought the guy who once growled, I wanna slit your throat and fuck the wound!” could become something akin to a heavy music auteur with mainstream-conquering capabilities? Corey Taylor has done so though. Considering Slipknot's next record appears a way off yet, melodic hard rockers Stone Sour have become the vocalist's main avenue for channelling said creative energies.

The conclusion to this two-part concept record is an extension of this sensibility; there's even an accompanying comic book series. It's also a heavier and less theatrical response to last year's part one. Opener, Red City builds to a curious crescendo, before Taylor unleashes a growl spewing a ferocity not observed on their records lately. He soars during infectious Stalemate and '82, but his charismatic, engaging baritone isn't the only ace up their proverbial sleeves. Josh Rand and Jim Root exchange pounding riffs, aided by a taut rhythm section. Gravesend and Peckinpah pack metallic crunch, without neglecting key melodic ingredients. The title track and crowd-rallying Do Me A Favor are hits in-waiting too, which fans will greet like a margarita on a beach during a sweltering summer's day. While somewhat laboured (Sadist) or forgettable (The Uncanny Valley) on occasion, strings and keys are tastefully infused on The Conflagration and ambient Blue Smoke.

Stone Sour's slicker-than-owl-shit hooks and sizeable commercial aspirations will continue to irk those wishing Taylor and Root would instead re-don the masks and boiler suits, then proceed to channel their inner teenage misfit. Part 2 doesn't push any boundaries, but as far as radio-baiting heaviness is concerned, displays greater cohesion and punch than most.

Comments

Related Articles


Album > Review

Stone Sour House Of Gold And Bones Part 1 Brendan Crabb

Stone Sour House Of Gold And Bones Part 1 Brendan Crabb


Poster IT

Connect with The Music

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter

Galleries

<span>Kingswood</span><br />Newtown Social Club

Kingswood
Newtown Social Club

<span>King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard</span><br />Newtoen Social Club

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Newtoen Social Club

<span>Queen & Adam Lambert</span><br />Allphones Arena

Queen & Adam Lambert
Allphones Arena

<span>Busby Marou</span><br />Towradgi Beach Hotel

Busby Marou
Towradgi Beach Hotel

<span>Seekae</span><br />The Metro

Seekae
The Metro

<span>Knapsack</span><br />Crowbar

Knapsack
Crowbar

<span>John Murry</span><br />The Basement

John Murry
The Basement

<span>Little Dragon</span><br />Oxford Art Factory

Little Dragon
Oxford Art Factory

<span>Little Dragon</span><br />The Corner

Little Dragon
The Corner

this week's magazine

Digital Version

The Music Store

Australasian Music Industry Directory
The ultimate print sourcebook for all the contacts…
Jun 18th 2014
Arts Advertising Packages
The Music Arts Packages provide promotion in The Music…
Jun 18th 2014
Indie Band Advertising Packages
The Music Indie Band Packages provide promotion in…
Jun 18th 2014
Galleon Krueger for Sale
Galleon Krueger Bass Amplifier. 1001RB As new, current…
Jul 12th 2014
Jazz guitarists wanted for weekend jams.
We are a bass and drums unit rehearsing in St Peters…
Jul 12th 2014
Premier Sydney Punk/Rock Band seeks Drummer
One of Sydneys Premier Punk Rock Bands seeks energetic…
Jun 18th 2014

Listen