on from their multi-platinum album ‘Break The Circle’ Staind return
with their new release ’14 Shades Of Grey’. And to be honest it is
more of the same melancholy and downbeat lyrics that it really makes me
wonder if the band are ever cheerful about anything.
If you enjoyed listening to the ‘Break The Circle’ album then this
latest effort will appeal to you. Although I would strongly suggest you
give it a listen before you buy it. I enjoyed the last album, but this
one did nothing at all for me.
I feel that with the nu-metal sound on it’s way out, Staind are
perhaps just a little too late with this album. Don’t get me wrong,
this is not a bad album at all, but it just isn’t bringing anything
new to the genre. I feel they could, and should have, perhaps spiced it
up a bit. Surely the doom and gloom days of rock are over? People have
had enough doom and gloom in their own modern day way of life without
having it brought home in their music too.
To me music is supposed to be a relief from the day to day grind but
this isn’t. The opening track ‘Price To Play’, which is also the
single, starts the album off on the right foot. But then somewhere along
the line it soon gets lost and loses that promise it first hinted at.
I’d really love to tell you about the highlights on this album, but
sadly I couldn’t find any.