Feature: Five Reasons We Can't Wait For Stone Sour's "House of Gold and Bones Parts 1 and 2"
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:38:02
Stone Sour will unleash the first half of their two-disc opus, House of Gold and Bones, this October. Already, the group has made three landmark records for modern hard rock starting with Stone Sour in 2002, Come What(ever) May in 2006, and Audio Secrecy in 2010. With every album, they progressed immensely. However, House of Gold and Bones isn't going to be simply a new plateau for the band, but for rock 'n' roll at large.
ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino provides five reasons that you should be counting down the days until you get to enter House of Gold and Bones.
1. It's a Concept Album
There is no one else in the genre giving fans this deep of an experience. Coupling singer Corey Taylor's brilliant lyrics and immortal voice with Jim Root and Josh Rand's flawless guitar playing, Roy Mayorga's thunderous drums, and studio bassist Rachel Bolan's grooves, the music tells a haunting story that's as unforgettable as the songs themselves. House of Gold and Bones is more than just an album. It's a world for fans to immerse themselves in. This is Stone Sour at their most cinematic, and we're waiting with baited breath to watch it unfold.
2. It's Two Discs
In the single-centric modern landscape, musicians have gotten lazy. They don't have the balls to do something this big in scope. Stone Sour are giving fans a whole hell of a lot more than anyone else out there. Two whole discs makes for an even more enthralling experience because it's certainly going to cover the map in terms of style.
3. Fan Immersion
Following the band and Taylor's social media properties on Facebook and Twitter, they've invited their faithful following to be a part of the album early on with a genius Scavenger Hunt, unlocking info about the album by physically hiding clues in real locations. It's an intriguing setup, contributing to the mystique surrounding the concept.
4. Live Show
If you haven't seen Stone Sour, you really need to. The fact there's a story within the record and a ton of new material will make for one of their most memorable tours to date.
5. Stone Sour Fucking Rule
This is the most important reason to be excited. There's no one else in hard rock that kicks this much ass. Venture to the The House of Gold and Bones…
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