This album does indeed show how much Stone Sour have grown artistically since their debut. When compared to HoGaB Pt. 1, this goes above and beyond in my opinion. Definitely not something to be missed if you're a Stone Sour fan.
Love how they connected this with part one with all of the reprises, not to mention the album has an overall more rexperimental feel (ex. Red City, Sadist) which makes it stand strong on its ownrEdit: coming from someone who always preferred slipknot to stone sour, I am tempted to say this double album rsurpasses anything slipknot's ever done