IV

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
For some heavy metal bands, such words as "growth" and "maturation" to describe a new album could signal the beginning of the end. But both descriptions are fitting -- in a good way -- on the fourth release overall by Southern metallists Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, imaginatively titled IV. On their earlier releases, the group's singer, Dallas Taylor, relied a bit too much on Phil Anselmo-isms (namely, hollering). But on IV, the group focuses more on the Southern rock side of things, and injects more melody into the proceedings to boot. A perfect example of this hybrid is the tune "Faith Healer (Bring Me Down)," which is so melodic that it sounds like it could be an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
For some heavy metal bands, such words as "growth" and "maturation" to describe a new album could signal the beginning of the end. But both descriptions are fitting -- in a good way -- on the fourth release overall by Southern metallists Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, imaginatively titled IV. On their earlier releases, the group's singer, Dallas Taylor, relied a bit too much on Phil Anselmo-isms (namely, hollering). But on IV, the group focuses more on the Southern rock side of things, and injects more melody into the proceedings to boot. A perfect example of this hybrid is the tune "Faith Healer (Bring Me Down)," which is so melodic that it sounds like it could be an honest-to-goodness rock radio hit. Elsewhere, the aforementioned "boogie element" is much more apparent, especially on such selections as "In Dead We Dream" (which contains a gargantuanly greasy riff that would make both Clutch and Down green with envy), "Open Your Eyes," "Taking on Water," "Fate Games," and "Cat's Walk." And like all good Southern rockers past and present, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster just can't turn down an opportunity to pick up their acoustics and strum away, as evidenced by "Drought of '85." However, to keep listeners on their toes, the album closes with an artsy-fartsy bit, "Off to the Laughing Place." If you're looking for some modern-day muscular boogie, you've come to the right place with Maylene & the Sons of Disaster's IV.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Ferret Records
  • UPC: 828136014223
  • Catalog Number: 60142
  • Sales rank: 61,072

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Dead We Dream (3:16)
  2. 2 Save Me (4:00)
  3. 3 Faith Healer (Bring Me Down) (3:37)
  4. 4 Open Your Eyes (3:15)
  5. 5 Killing Me Slow (4:04)
  6. 6 Taking On Water (4:05)
  7. 7 Fate Games (2:16)
  8. 8 Come For You (3:59)
  9. 9 Never Enough (2:51)
  10. 10 Cat's Walk (2:37)
  11. 11 Drought of '85 (4:11)
  12. 12 Off To the Laughing Place (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Maylene & the Sons Of Disaster Primary Artist
Brian Virtue Percussion, Keyboards
Johnny Andrews Background Vocals
Chris Bradley Bass
Rob Graves Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Miles McPherson Drums
Jacob Louis Duncan Guitar
Mark Holman Vocals, Background Vocals
Dallas Taliaferro Taylor Vocals
Chad David Huff Guitar
Bradley Kristen Lehmann Bass
Reginald Glenn Duncan Pedal Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Brian Virtue Producer, Engineer
Tim Borror Booking
Stephen Hutton Management
Rob Graves Producer
Carl Schultz Publicity
The Forefathers Layout
Daniel B. Towner Instrumentation
Bert Landry Management
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