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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant and fully recomended., 13 Aug 2006
Come What(ever) May shows just how much Stone Sour have matured since there first
self-titled album was realeased. Corey Taylor (Slipknot vocalist for those few who dont know)
shows off his impressive singing while backed up by the formidable duo of James Root
(another Slipknot member) and Josh Rand who are on guitars and a pounding rythem section formed
of bassist Shawn Economaki, and new drummer Roy Mayorga (the old drummer left due to a family member having some type of
illness I believe). Even though Corey will always get the most spotlight as frontman the guitarists deserve
some real recognition here as the dual guitar solos and more complicated riffs show the biggest maturement from the first album.
The most impressive guitar work has to be on the track "Hell & Consequences," where Josh Rand
shows off the diversity of Stone Sour by moving away form the cliched rock solo and going for a more exotic feel.
The lyrics of this album are more mature than that of Slipknot's and arn't jsut random words thrown together to make a song
(please note i am a massive Slipknot fan so no flaming me for saying that). Most of the lyrics to this album are more related to a younger audience
but on the track "Come What(ever) May," there is a very different feel to the lyrics, with a more specific style to the writing and
sounds as if it's an ode to President Bush. Taylor sings, "Can you take away every single day; That we have given to another false prophet,"
and later goes on to sing, "Show your pretty face; hide the bitter taste; You're still the rapist of an entire nation."
My impression of this band is an excellent one having just recently seen them at Download Festival i can fully vouch for them having both the album
and aving seen them live. They really have a fresh feel which is good with all of the Metallica and Maiden wanabes out there this is a nice surprise.
They show a great diversity of music even having a ballad in there in the form of 'Through the Glass.' A great buy i would fully reccomend this! 10/10