Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Stone Sour: Come What(ever) May

Yeah, so apparently Breaking Benjamin came out with a new CD today. In the words of Dez Fafara of DevilDriver, "I could care less." I heard the new single, and it sounds exactly like the big hit from their last CD, which was just an OK song, but the new version of it is like the outtake reel. Reminds me a bit of 3 Doors Down. Not because it sounds like them, but because all their singles sound the same.

The big news, though, is Stone Sour's new CD (which came out last week) entitled Come What(ever) May. You can check out their official site here to listen to "30/30-150", "Reborn", and "Through Glass". I recommend the last one to anyone who isn't into metal, because it will appeal to anyone that likes rock music.

You need to hear this album, at least if you can handle metal in any form. Corey Taylor of Slipknot fronts the band, but it isn't anything like Slipknot at all. He seems to take all of his talent and show us a different side of it with Stone Sour. And this isn't just a side project that's on the back burner with him. In other words, this isn't leftovers (which is more than I can say for some aforementioned bands). It's kind of hard to draw analogies for the sound, because they really don't sound like anyone else, so you'll just have to check out their website to hear it. They'll even let you download "Reborn" in MP3 format and watch some music videos on their media page. And don't say to yourself, "Yeah, I like this song, but the rest of the album won't be any good. I'll just download the hits." NO. Bad! No! You know better than that. There's not one filler song on it. The whole album is a rewarding listen.

And if you're the kind of person that likes to steal music, I particularly want to discourage you from doing that with this album. There is some great photography in the album (and you know how I love that). Just check out this promo shot of the band to see the kind of stuff you'll find in the booklet.

There are also some desktop wallpapers on the site. And if you get the chance, make sure to check them out at the Family Values Tour with Korn and the Deftones.

1 comment:

  1. i like stone sour a lot, but i think its hard for them to keep the very high level of their debut.
    compared to the 1st one, a good album, compared to most other bands a great album. best line:
    "I dont wanna be an Angel, i just wanna be GOD!"