Sound — 9
Corey Taylor's new band after Slipknot. Stone Sour's new CD is awesome (not as good as Slipknot, but very close), Corey took his nu-metal vocals and somehow turned it around into alternative metal, and post-grunge? Every song on this CD is freaking-tabulous, cause it shows another side of Corey and shows you he's not restriced to only certain genres.
Lyrics — 7
All of the lyrics are just as good as Slipknot's, but I'm sure you've heard "Through Glass", one of Stone Sour's hits? That's the only song I don't like, all of the rhyming is a bit of an overkill. It's still a good, but my least favorite out of all of them. But in that song, you can really hear Corey's distinguished voice and you can tell that he has great vocals.
Overall Impression — 8
Stone Sour's "Come What(ever) May" compares to their 1st album, but if you're expecting something exactly like Slipknot, well, they are fairly different. My favorite songs on this album are "1st Person" "30/30-150" "Zzyzx rd." and "Cardiff" This is a really cool album, you'll like it if you loved Slipknot, like me, or if you liked a couple of Slipknot's songs, but the rest were to heavy to your fragile, non-metal loving ears.