Stone Sour

Classic Soundtracks: Freddy vs Jason

 

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2003 saw the release of an anticipated movie that sort of (well not sort of) fell flat on its face. That movie was Freddy vs Jason. There was so much potential as to what that movie could have been but instead we got what we got. One thing that actually was cool about the movie was the soundtrack. Over the 20 songs featured on the soundtrack, you got to hear the end of the “nu-metal” era and the beginning of the “metalcore” era. You had bands like Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Sevendust, Lamb Of God, Spineshank, Ill Nino, DevilDriver, Stone Sour and even Type O Negative, to name a few. Something else about this soundtrack that is worth noting is that 14 of the 20 songs on this soundtrack were previously unreleased songs by that bands.

 

Freddy vs Jason Soundtrack:

 

Anticipated Albums of 2017

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2016 was a great year for music. So many great albums were released. I’ve mentioned this before, but I really think that in ten years, 2016 will be looked back on as a great year for music.

So as 2017 is right around the corner, here are my most anticipated albums for the new year.
With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda
AFI- AFI (The Blood Album)
Black Map- In Droves
Code Orange- Forever
Marilyn Manson- Say10
Mastodon
Wear Your Wounds
Stone Sour
The Black Queen?
Alice In Chains?
Soundgarden
Corrosion Of Conformity
A Perfect Circle?
Tool?
Royal Thunder
Royal Blood
The Cure?
Brand New?
Nothing More
Wild Throne
Incubus
Cold
L.A. Guns with Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns
Will Haven
Less Art
Cult Leader
Killer Be Killed?
He Whose Ox Is Gored
Spirit In The Room
Depeche Mode
Rammstein
Here Lies The Hero

Cover Thursday: Stone Sour (Rolling Stones)- Gimme Shelter

This week I present you with another cover song that I’m torn on. Stone Sour put out a second covers EP and on it was their version of The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter.” On one hand there are moments that are really good. Then I think to myself am I hearing this right? I’m interested in what your take is on this classic song being covered.
Stone Sour w/Lzzy Hale of Halestorm- Gimme Shelter:

 

Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter:

Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

After the year we just had in 2015 with new music releases, 2016 is shaping up to be one hell of a year for new music. Here are the bands with the most anticipated albums coming out in 2016.

Deftones
Tool
Metallica
Radiohead
Alice In Chains
Karnivool
With Our Arms To The Sun
Thrice
Brand New
Night Verses
Letlive
Norma Jean
The Black Queen
Superjoint
Killswitch Engage
The Last Internationale
The Cult
Corrosion Of Conformity
Ignite
Royal Blood
Gojira
Black Map
Amen
Korn
Stone Sour
The Cure
Moving Structures
Here Lies The Hero
Vagus Nerve
Hundred Suns
Ancillary Theorem
Ghost Idols
Aeges
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Cover Comparison: Stone Sour vs HIM (Chris Issak)- Wicked Game

I’ve throughly enjoyed doing this feature on Thursdays. It’s really fun to find interesting covers and share them with you all, even if some of you have heard them before. Today I bring you a cover comparison between Stone Sour and HIM, covering Chris Issak’s “Wicked Game.” Which one do you prefer?

Stone Sour:

HIM:

Chris Issak:

Personally I like the Stone Sour version better

Cover Thursday: Stone Sour (Metallica)- Creeping Death

Creeping Death is my favorite Metallica song. It was also the first Metallica song I learned to play on guitar so I tend to hold it in very high regard. Recently Stone Sour released an EP of Covers and one of the songs they did was Creeping Death. It’s actually quite good and worth sharing with you all.

Stone Sour (Metallica)- Creeping Death:

Great Guest Vocalists: Corey Taylor

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame has one of the best voices in rock music. He’s lent out his voice a lot over the years. Here are a few songs you might not have known Corey was featured on.
Requiem- From the Strait Up album:

 

Biohazard- Domination

 

Damageplan- Fuck You

 

Roadrunner All Stars- The Rich Man

 

Travis Barker: On My Own

Band Of The Week: Abloom

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In 2004 there was a band that broke onto the Los Angeles music scene and turned it upside down. They had all the right elements of melody, heaviness, sultry sounds, and a live performance that rivaled any big name. Abloom was formed by Jasan Radford and Levon Sultanian of One Side Zero, Mikey Doling, Roy Mayorga and Marcello Dias (Who all played together in Soulfly amongst other bands). Now in 2014 they have returned in a revitalized form to decimate audiences. The first song they released back then was “What You Came For,” a great track with tons of emotion and intricacies. The other song released ” After That Quiet” has that genuine sensual melody mixed with sultry vocals, all the while still packing quite a punch. There are some other songs of theirs floating around the interweb, and its definitely worth searching out! During their time the first go around, I saw them at least a dozen times (I’m not kidding). They are that good!!

What  You Came For:

 

After That Quiet:

 

By: Brian Lacy