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    Music Review: Stone Sour – Audio Secrecy


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    Audio CD (September 7, 2010)
    Original Release Date: 2010
    Number of Discs: 2
    Format: Special Edition
    Label: Roadrunner Records
    ASIN: B003UNNAZ6


    The Number 8 strike a chord? Yes…The same guy with the weird mask who can scream like hell. Corey Tayler, the lead singer of the well acclaimed Slipknot is back with a new album with his side project, Stone Sour. Named after a popular alcoholic drink, the band is no less addictive. With some well known masters like Jim Root and Roy Mayorga, the band has already won Grammy nominations for their previous effort Come What (ever) May. Audio Secrecy sees the band exploring new sounds with strains of me melodrama and rhythm intermingled with the typical metal sounds.

    The album starts off with the title track ‘Audio Secrecy’ which is a lot of melancholic piano playing by Tayler; a sound unexplored by the band till date. The next song ‘Mission Statement’ however will take the fans to the throes of ecstasy with a full blast of distorted guitar and vocals accompanied by heavy drums. The album isn’t perhaps one of the best efforts of Tayler both lyrically and musically, however the some songs do feature some fantastic guitar works by Jim Root and Josh Rand. ‘Hesitate’, ‘Dying’, ‘Say You’ll Haunt Me’ and ‘Nylon 6/6’ are fantastic musically, however the lyrical quality is better left to the listener to judge.

    All and all the album is enjoyable and should earn a rating of 3.5/5. For all the metal fans this is a must listen, and to all those fans of Corey who have been waiting to get a taste of how his mellow side looks like, this should be as good as it gets.

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