House of Gold & Bones Part 2 [Explicit]
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House of Gold & Bones Part 2 [Explicit]

April 9, 2013

Song Title
Red City
Black John [Explicit]
The Uncanny Valley
Blue Smoke
Do Me A Favor
The Conflagration
The House Of Gold & Bones [Explicit]

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
  • Release Date: April 9, 2013
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2013 Roadrunner Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 50:39
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00C0QOZP8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Chances are, you're already a fan of HoGaB Pt. 1 if you're reading this review. I can tell you for certain that this album goes above and beyond the already amazing beginning to this story. As a whole, double concept albums have not held a great reputation. Corey Tayor and Co. have in my opinion set new standards to how a dual album should pan out.

Starting with the intense build-up of "Red City", this track without a doubt sets the tone for the rest of the album. Yes it is darker, however you're always able to see the silver lining in the clouds and hope within.

"Black John" is a song about one of the antagonists of the story. Its an excellent track with some amazing drumming and of course the catchy chorus Stone Sour almost always delivers.

"Sadist" is one of the darker, yet not heavier, tracks on the album. Amazing singing by Corey, you can feel the emotion he is portraying from the point of view from the protagonist of the story.

"Peckinpah" is definitely a stand-out track to me. The build-up to the chorus is absolutely intense!! The blast beats of the drums mixed with Mr. Taylor's aggressive vocals that deliver us into a clean and emotional chorus blow me away every time I hear it.

"Stalemate" to me compares with the likes of the tune "Tired" from part one. It most definitely sounds to me like the most radio-friendly song on the album. Its not to say that its a bad song by any means, but it probably stands out the least of all the others to me.

"Gravesend" sounds like old Stone Sour in the fact of its sheer heaviness and dark undertones. This probably has to be the darkest songs on the album. The lyrics are what makes it though. The story alone in this song alone tells us the battle of good and evil our protagonist faces.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Ben
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
WHAT?! Not a 5-star review?! HEATHEN!!!

Hold on, friend. Let me explain. I hold Stone Sour in pretty high regard, so it pains me to have to criticize their work. As much as it hurts, though, I cannot give high praise where high praise is not due.

Back when House of Gold & Bones Part 1 (HoG&B Pt. 1 from here on out) came out I was excited, but I tempered my expectations because Corey's prediction that this two-part concept album would be "Pink Floyd's The Wall meets Alice in Chains' Dirt on steroids" seemed just a little bit lofty. As I expected, HoG&B Pt. 1 fell short of the unattainable. I still enjoyed it, though, and I ended my review of that album by stating I was optimistic Part 2 would leave me satisfied. Well... not quite.

"Red City" starts HoG&B Pt. 2 in the right direction as it transforms from a mellow vocal over piano into a signature Corey Taylor harsh-vocal amidst snarling guitars. Then, as so often was the case on HoG&B Pt. 1, the album takes a big step backwards with "Black John," a snoozer reminiscient of "My Name is Allen" from the first album. This track utilizes an annoying (and seemingly pointless) sample at the beginning, which is a recurring thing in the HoG&B experience. None of the samples add much to the music, but their inclusion does provide a very distant similarity to The Wall, which is what Taylor was probably going for.

Next up is "Sadist," a dark, imposing track that features a filthy interlude from guitarist Jim Root. "Sadist" is one of the few tracks that stands out immediately; it gives way to "Peckinpah," which is unexciting except for one cool riff midway through.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Darkly Brilliant Conclusion April 14, 2013
By Shadows
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have only discovered Stone Sour a couple years ago when I heard their single "Say You'll Haunt Me" on the radio and I enjoyed it. I looked into them and have enjoyed many of their songs since. More recently I purchased HoGaB pt. 1 and compeletly enjoyed it, great hooks, great lyrics, and terrific instrumentation on thatr record. This half lives up to the anticipation thrust upon it after a brilliant part 1. It is darker, doesn't quite have the diversity that the first record has but it has much heavier, catchier riffs and more difficult instrumentation and in my opinion, more compelling lyrics to end the series of two. I shall now do a song by song review with a few words describing my decision.

1. "Red City" 9/10 - A dark ballad to begin the record, it really is a beautifully twisted song, the lyrics are brilliant but lacks a distinct melody which might upset fans but I think it's a terrific song.

2. "Black John" 10/10 - Such a catchy verse, the classic cymbal/bass beat creates this almost dance-like song. The lyrics are compelling, the guitar riff is infectious, one of the highlights of the record.

3. "Sadist" 10/10 - The longest song on the record clocking in at just over five minutes, the lyrics are brilliant, a slower song but nevertheless incredible.I particularly love the chorus, it's just darkly intelligent.

4. "Peckinpah" 10/10 - Another incredibly dark and heavy song but it succeeds with terrific lyrics, the chorus is heavy and epic, I just love this song for what it is. The riff in the bridge is just fantastic, simplistic but effective, the guitar solo is mind-bending, I love it.

5. "Stalemate" 10/10 - This is a song that would have worked well on the first part, an acoustic intro and a heavy metal riff follows.
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4.0 out of 5 stars love it
love Stone Sour great CD keep making more albums and I guess I will have to buy them all lol
Published 2 days ago by kevin cody
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Pt. 1
This is really an excellent album and is my favorite from Stone Sour to date. It integrates well with part 1 and they really belong on the same playlist. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars good cd
I like stone sour and really anything corey taylor has work on. very good music and I like that it tells a story
Published 13 days ago by Jared Erickson
2.0 out of 5 stars slow
There are way too many ballads for my tastes. I expected more heavy riffs and rhythms. Give me more Slipknot!
Published 25 days ago by Dave1gto
5.0 out of 5 stars Continuation of Part 1
Same review as Part 1. Incredible album. Rocks hard and heavy the whole way though, with a perfect mix of ballads. You won't be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by Christopher P. Heckmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Not disappointed in the least!
Fantastic way to finish the concept album. I couldn't be happier with this content. Both part one and two measure up to and exceed expectations of a lifelong listener to hard rock... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Douglas Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocals, vocals, vocals!
Corey Taylors vocals are off the charts! He can carry his tone to different multitudes. He's awesome! Better in Slipknot!
Published 2 months ago by Angelina Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars SS
Corey is a good song writer. I think Part 1 is my favorite but it will take a few more sessions to rate properly.
Published 3 months ago by StevieMac
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop listening to it.
Great album! You need to read the short story to really appreciate the meaning of the lyrics. Conflagration is my absolute favorite.
Published 3 months ago by P. Ulloa
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK
This is the fifth release from Stone Sour and the follow-up to Part 1. Not much has changed from Part 1 to Part 2. The songs range from heavy to soft. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bic
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