STAIND’S NEW ALBUM, CONFESSIONS OF THE FALLEN
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
Pre-Order Confessions of The Fallen, HERE
Staind is putting out their first album since their self-titled release in 2011, or twelve years ago. I must admit, I wasn’t a fan of the last album as it seemed, in my opinion, that Staind was trying to rebrand from a post-grunge/alternative metal band to a heavy metal band with many of the vocals being unclean. With that being said, let’s dig into Staind’s eight studio effort.
When reviewing an album, it’s really unfair to not experience the recording at least five times to get the full emotion of an album. As there is a lot to miss in just a quick listen. This album got better with every run through. Give it a thorough listen and share the experience with Staind.
Track one “Lowest In Me” kicks off with a very familiar melody that we may have heard from the band previously, like being reacquainted with an old friend.
The second track “Was Any Of It Real” has an ominous feel that really grips the listener by the groin. From there the album hits a high note with the track “In This Condition” which has been released as a single and may be the best track on the album. Clearly the reviewer’s favorite.
“Here And Now” the fourth track, hooks the listener and sends them to another plane. It was evident at this point that this album had something special going on. What great album doesn’t have a ballad in the tracks?
This album will bring every Staind fan back to the core of the music of Staind, with Aaron Lewis’ melodic roaring vocals of unapologetic self-reflection in which we love.
To all Staind fans, you need to buy this album!
Confessions of the Fallen Track Listing:
1. Lowest In Me
2. Was Any of it Real?
3. Here and Now
4. In This Condition
5. Out of Time
6. Cycle of Hurting
7. The Fray
8. Better Days
9. Hate Me Too
10. Confessions of the Fallen
STAIND is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. The band was formed in 1995 in their hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. Over the course of their career, the band has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. Break The Cycle, released in 2001 and RIAA certified 5x platinum, featured the smash single, “It’s Been Awhile,” one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history, spending 20 weeks at Number 1. In 2019 after a five-year hiatus, STAIND reunited for some unforgettable festival performances, and a hometown reunion show that was recorded for the live album, Live: “It’s Been Awhile”. STAIND will release their new studio album, their first in twelve years, Confessions of the Fallen in September 2023.
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