Everything that’s old is new again, it seems. At least that’s what this latest revival of nu-metal and alt rock leads me to believe, what with the revival of the likes of Limp Bizkit, Creed, and even the MAGA chud-fronted band Staind. Earlier today, the world got another taste of that last band’s upcoming album and I gotta say — I feel like I’ve had this meal before.
As the second single off Staind’s upcoming album Confessions of the Fallen, “In This Condition” just sounds like I’m back in high school and listening to some middle aged man that just “gets me” with their songwriting.
Unlike the first single “Cycle of Hurting,” which incorporated a lot more electronic elements into the tried and true (and wildly successful) Staind formula, this one feels like some prime Breaking Benjamin ass music. It’s perfect for those after school hang outs where you feel like no one gets you but all your friends follow the same trends you do while you hang out in your mom’s basement. We’ve all been there.
I guess if this is your cuppajoe, then go for it. I’m not here to yuck your yum… I just think your yum is a little stale at this point. But like I said earlier, that doesn’t matter if it makes the band squillions in album sales and streams.
To that end, Confessions of the Fallen is slated for a September 15 release date and you can preorder it now. You can also catch them live with Godsmack and DJ Mix Master Mike at any of the dates posted below.
GODSMACK and STAIND 2023 tour dates:
Jul. 18 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Jul. 20 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek [Tickets]
Jul. 21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach [Tickets]
Jul. 22 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live [Tickets]
Jul. 25 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater [Tickets]
Jul. 26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [Tickets]
Jul. 28 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion [Tickets]
Jul. 29 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center [Tickets]
Jul. 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater [Tickets]
Aug. 02 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain [Tickets]
Aug. 03 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [Tickets]
Aug. 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake [Tickets]
Aug. 06 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
Aug. 09 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre [Tickets]
Aug. 10 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Aug. 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center [Tickets]
Aug. 13 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Aug. 18 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 20 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [Tickets]
Aug. 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Aug. 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino [Tickets]
Aug. 27 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Aug. 31 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
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