Not being a musician it is sometimes difficult to translate how music makes one feel at any given time.
But one thing is certain and that is that Corey Taylor and his other band Stone Sour have no problem provoking thought, emotion and energy in musicians and non musicians alike.
House of Gold and Bones Part 1 is a musical merry go round. There are one or two songs where the haunting piano and long guitar solos are a little reminiscent of Sixx AM’s Heroin Diaries, but that is not a bad thing at all.
This is after all a record of memories, feelings and historical happenings. It would be entirely wrong for the music to not awaken the senses and give you a little breathing time before leading into a less or more aggressive break for freedom.
Taylors at times haunting and often thoroughly aggressive vocal is the only one that could have pulled this off and his emotional investment is not going to go unheard.
Stone Sour don’t make shit. They have once again proven that with House of Gold and Bones Part 1.
That indeed means there will be a second part!
This record is perhaps heavier than previous records released by the band, but without a doubt it is Stone Sour, a new episode, a change of direction and you would be an arse not to buy it!
Absolute Zero and Taciturn are a great first listen.