Stone Sour- House of Gold and Bones Pt. 2 review

\"House by Reggie Edwards Stone Sour’s highly anticipated House of Gold and Bones Pt. 2 is set for an April 9 release and fans will not be disappointed in the least bit. The band has been building up hype in interviews. Let’s be honest here, most of the time when bands do that, the fans are just disappointed- not this time. Everything you’re hearing in interviews and the press is true with this one. While House of Gold and Bones Pt. 1 was hard, in-your-face and adrenaline-rushing, part two is not what you might expect to hear compared to part one. This one opens with “Red City,” a dark, ominous track that gets you ready for what’s about to ensue. This is an interesting record in that it’s both harder and softer than its predecessor. There are very soft and intimate parts and then there’s hard, heavy, pissed off parts as well. With House of Gold and Bones Pt. 2, Stone Sour take you into the depths of the House of Gold and Bones and make you find your way out. Many songs take on a “sequel” role as they carry on  songs from part one while on many songs we meet a lot of new characters and get to the inner sanctum of the story behind the album. At the end of the album we find ourselves in the House of Gold and Bones itself- what will you find when you enter? If you thought part one was Stone Sour’s best work- just wait until you hear part two. This personifies Stone  Sour as a band and should catapult them to the top of the rock world. Rating: 9.5/10