Not content with fronting Slipknot, arguably the biggest metal band since Metallica, Corey Taylor now seems determined to achieve world domination for a second time.
Stone Sour: Audio Secrecy
Masked hero eyes the big prize.
After two hugely successful albums, his other band are audibly going for broke on Audio Secrecy, sharpening up their radio-friendly compositional skills and pumping out anthems like so many sonically pristine sausages. Veering from the muscular crunch of metallic fare like Mission Statement to the gleaming, dewy-eyed pop rock balladry of Hesitate, Imperfect and the frankly monstrous Say You’ll Haunt Me, Audio Secrecy is not an album designed to placate fans of Taylor’s noisier alter-ego. Instead, this is a polished but heartfelt bid for mainstream hearts and minds. Job done.