Stone Sourby Stone Sour
While Stone Sour formed as an avenue from which Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root could unleash their vision without upsetting the legions of Slipknot followers, it is in fact a much more impressive statement than many bands of its ilk. Those who heard "Wait and Bleed" during its radio days should be well aware that Taylor has the ability to actually sing, and on this release he does, bringing forth noticeable influences from Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Surprisingly, Taylor is quite adept at this vocal platform, and sings with conviction, while Root plays guitar as only he can, with determined intensity. While the lyrical content shares a myriad of similarities with Slipknot, Taylor comes across as much less infuriated and this allows the songs themselves to settle smoothly, yet motivate the listener to feel the emotion being squeezed out. Many should be familiar with "Bother," which first was found on the Spider-Man soundtrack in the spring of 2002, but the songs that stand out the most are tracks like "Orchids" and "Take a Number," which strike with surprising force for an alternative rock group. The most remarkable aspect of Stone Sour's self-titled debut is how the album grows on the listener with repeat plays. Where most hard rock albums wane after too many listens, Stone Sour instead gains strength, making this an excellent album and a much more accomplished effort than Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's Murderdolls plaything.
- Release Date:
- Roadrunner Records
Performance CreditsStone Sour Primary Artist
Corey Taylor Vocals,Soloist
Josh Rand Guitar,Soloist
Joel Ekman Drums
Technical CreditsTom Tatman Producer,Engineer
Corey Taylor Producer
Patrick Thrasher Engineer,String Arrangements,Pro-Tools
Stone Sour Producer
James Barton Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
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Stone Sour Could Possibly Be The Best Album Of 2002.Featuring Corey Taylor And James Root Of The Immortal Slipknot.This album shows Finally That Taylor Can Sing,And Sing Great.The Lead Single "Get Inside" And Equally Powerful "Orchids",Show the slipknot side of the band.Where songs such as "Bother" and "Inhale" show That Taylors Vocal Power Doesn't stop with Hardcore.I love this album,Stone sour Will Be Around A long,Long Time.I Guarantee it.
I haven't heard the whole album, but I think that this band is really AWSOME! In fact- my sisters' cousin Josh Rand is in the band. He is cool. I highly recommend this album for this kind of music. If you only like the song 'Bother" get the 'Spiderman Soundtrack".
Stone Sour is the album that all bands wish they could record. Stone Sour is the band all bands want to be when they start out. My brothers band (formed in 2000) sounds very similar to them, furthering my theory. Everyone needs this album
Bother is a great song. I am just curious if anyone at there can get me the lyrics to this song????