I won’t lie, I haven’t listened to Staind since 2001′s Break The Cycle, mainly because I got sick and tired of hearing their music all over the radio. I just got fed up with them. Plus, I loved the overall feel and tone of Dysfunction and everything that I’d heard after Break The Cycle never quite matched the intensity and fury on that album. So, imagine my surprise when I decided to give the new track, Eyes Wide Open, a shot and it ended up kicking quite a bit of ass! The song comes from their upcoming self-titled album, which comes out September 2011.
We just reported about the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which looks to have an awesome line-up no matter which date you attend. Well, for those of you lucky enough to be close to Columbus, Ohio, you’ve got one hell of a two-day festival in store. This year’s Rock on the Range will have some of the biggest names in today’s rock scene headlining including A Perfect Circle (easily my most anticipated show), Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Korn, Disturbed, Staind, and so many more.
There are times when a great song comes out. And when I say great, I mean that when you hear it, you know it’s something special, something that you want to keep on your iPod at all times so that whenever you have that yearning to hear it, it’s at your fingertips. But then there are tracks that, before it even gets on your iPod, you’ve heard it so many times that even the thought of dragging it onto your iPod makes you clench your fists and grit your teeth. With that, I present to you readers a list of ten rock and metal songs that I’ve heard more times than I could ever have possibly wanted. Check after the jump for the full list.