Released in June 2009, the band’s third album called “III” was one of my favorite albums of the year and their tasty southern metal had some unique, fresh breath. The album debuted at #71 on the Billboard 200 and they performed the entrance theme for the former Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and The Big Show, entitled “Crank the Walls Down”. Also, their song “Step Up (I’m On It)” was the theme for WWE Bragging Rights.
Lead vocalist Dallas Taylor is the last original member of the band left, although he took some time off from touring to deal with some things in his personal life from September 2009 to February 2010 and the band recruited their good friend Schuylar Croom,vocalist for He Is Legend, to fill in for touring and in that period no original members of the band were present onstage.
Formed in Alabama, in 2004, the band name and concept are based on the legend of the criminal gang of Ma Barker and her sons, noting that evil lifestyles will be met with “divine justice”. Maylene And The Sons of Disaster are back.
Released today, September 27 via Ferret Music, produced by Brian Virtue (Janeâ€™s Addiction, Deftones, Audioslave) and Rob Graves (Red, Pillar, Wavorly, Kerrie Roberts and Head), their long awaited new album entitled “IV” delivering 12 brand new southern anthems.
More balanced, eventually smoother then their previous releases, and ultimately more radio-friendly, MATSOD bring to the surface more blues and rock aromas and parted away from their metal sound, but still remaining strong, melodious and charming. Even if the band seems to loose some of their tooth, “IV” have a few powerful moments (like the classy opening track “In Dead We Dream”, the pumping “Open Your Eyes” or the literally killer “Killing Me Slow”), those good old riffs still biting hard.
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