Stone Sour is back and better than ever. The band formed in 1992 and have been off on on ever since, featuring Slipknot band members Corey Taylor and Jim Root, as well as Josh Rand and Ray Mayorga. In 1997 Stone Sour actually disbanded for five years to the chagrin of fans, before reuniting in 2002. House of Gold & Bones Part 1 (Roadrunner Records) is their fourth album, so Stone Sour fans know that when an album does get released, they should expect nothing but the best from the metal quartet.
The popular metal band released their double single, Gone Sovereign and Absolute Zero, in the early fall and immediately received rave reviews from both fans and critics alike. The album is what every Stone Sour fan expects, plus much, much more. There is no other metal band out there today who are doing what Stone Sour does. They have an amazing sound that’s all their own, and the die hard fans to prove it.
House of Gold & Bones Part 1 is a concept idea that the band had, and the story will continue with a Part 2. While hearing the story, the audience finds themselves following a man who is at a psychological, emotional and spiritual crossroads in his life. When some rock fans hear the words “concept album,” it’s enough to make some cringe; however, Stone Sour succeeds where many bands have not.
House of Gold & Bones Part 1 is a must have for any metal fan. The album is Stone Sour’s best to date and is leaving fans anxiously to hear House of Gold & Bones Part 2. The album also features bass guitar from Rachel Bolan of Skid Row. While each and every song is amazing, there are a few that stand out such as The Travelers, Pt. 1, which has a great acoustic sound, A Rumor of Skin, which features vocalist Corey Taylor’s infectious vocals and the energetic Taciturn. This is an album that will undoubtedly go in the history books as one of the best albums of our generation. Stone Sour will be performing Ozzfest Japan next year, and is currently on tour promoting the new album. Hopefully more U.S. dates will be added for next year. For a list of current shows, click HERE.
Stone Sour is Corey Taylor (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jim Root (guitar, keyboard), Josh Rand (guitar) and Roy Mayorga (drums).
For more information about the band: www.stonesour.com