28 Songs, 1 Hour 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stone Sour push their catchy hard-rock elements to the front by replacing burly riff-fiend Jim Root with melodic shredder Christian Martucci on Hydrograd. A whiplash ode to love and loyalty, “Song #3” soars with passion, while the equally infectious “Taipei Person / Allah Tea" has Corey Taylor howling about rock ’n’ roll abandon over tight AOR-style solos. Their dark-metal roots pop up throughout, but as “Fabuless” demonstrates, the album is defined by its complex breakdowns.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stone Sour push their catchy hard-rock elements to the front by replacing burly riff-fiend Jim Root with melodic shredder Christian Martucci on Hydrograd. A whiplash ode to love and loyalty, “Song #3” soars with passion, while the equally infectious “Taipei Person / Allah Tea" has Corey Taylor howling about rock ’n’ roll abandon over tight AOR-style solos. Their dark-metal roots pop up throughout, but as “Fabuless” demonstrates, the album is defined by its complex breakdowns.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Disturbed1502** ,

Why????

Love the band but already have the original why can’t they have just released the new stuff some people can’t afford several versions of one disc

NotARegularDude ,

No.

How would this be any different from the original release? Stone Sour lost their edge on Hydrograd. I swear, people who put 5 star reviews on god awful albums are paid to put the comment there, because it does not make sense to comment flawless on this garbage. Every track on this is basically cash grab because it has things different on it, when it's something they could have released deluxe along with the regular version. Every sad sap who pre-orders this are literally buying something they already have, as stupid it is to buy the regular release in the first place. It's both a waste of space on the device people listen to their music on, and additionally a waste of time for those who don't pay for music. Even if the bonus tracks are better than the main tracks, it wouldn't make the album any better.

LocknRoller ,

(Deluxe Edition) over a year later

So in order to get the new versions of old songs I'm supposed to purchase the album a second time? Most bands release standard edition's and deluxe edition's of their new music at the same time and let fans choose what is right for them. However, dropping an album and then dropping the deluxe edition almost a year later seems lazy and takes advantage of fans who already purchased this when it was new (a year ago).

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