Stone Sour’s ‘Song #3′ Is a Melodic Rocker With Huge Hooks
Earlier today (April 27), Stone Sour revealed the details surrounding their forthcoming release, Hydrograd. Coinciding with the announcement was a music video for the rollicking new track "Fabuless" and now another taste of the album has been made available with the radio-friendly "Song #3."
This track helps to give fans a stronger sense of the metallic spectrum presented on the new record as it strongly differs from "Fabuless." There's a sense of immediacy on "Song #3" as Corey Taylor comes into the song within seconds, gently singing over a plodding, doomy atmosphere. Slowly adding more to the equation, muted chords signal the entrance of the guitars, which build tension with sustained, gloom-soaked chords.
The mood transitions from foreboding to hopeful as the track rolls on, injected with melodic playing and a bouncing, sing-song melody over the chorus. There's also some moments that are slightly reminiscent of Def Leppard's pop-sensibilities in the guitar work, making for another dynamic offering off Hydrograd. Strangely enough, "Song #3" appears as the fifth song on the album.
Head to Stone Sour's website to pre-order the new record (out June 30 on Roadrunner), which comes with instant gratification downloads of "Song #3" and "Fabuless." The band will spend the summer opening for Korn and a list of stops can be found at our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
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