Stone Sour has gone from being the talented side project of Slipknot to be one of the true great rock bands on this side of the millennium. They really did a real impression on the second record Come What (ever) May, produced by Nick Raskulinecz that was clearly more interesting than the debut. On the third album Audio Secrecy they then really showed that they’re a band to be reckoned with by again deliver a perfect mix of tough alternative rock and metal. Through this album, I think they put down Disturbed down from the throne in this type of modern metal with better songs and especially a greater variety.
On this new album, House of Gold & Bones, which will come out in two parts the band follows their successful concept. Again, we are invited to tough, varied and very well made NUMETAL of high-quality. Had extremely high expectations for this album and have to say that it is just as good as I hoped it would be.
Is impressed by the band's variation where no song is the other equally and this without sounding confused. Tracks like "Absolute Zero", "RU486" and "Influence Of A Good Drowsy" shows a band with great imagination and experience and that has taken the metal to a new level.
So if you're buying one single NUMETAL album this year, so it must definitely be House of Gold & Bones - Part 1, which crushes the rest of the releases this year!