II (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster album)

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Studio album by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
Released March 20, 2007
Genre Southern metal, metalcore, Southern rock
Length 40:31
Label Ferret
Producer Jason Elgin
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster chronology
The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow
Singles from II
  1. "Dry the River"
    Released: June 14, 2007
  2. "The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow"
    Released: October 23, 2008
  3. "Darkest of Kin"
    Released: November 20, 2008
  4. "Raised by the Tide"
    Released: April 25, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[2]
AbsolutePunk.net (8.9/10)[3]

II is the second studio album by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. It was released on March 20, 2007, on Ferret Records.

The album sold about 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week, earning them their first placement in the Billboard 200 at #156.[4]

A music video was produced for "Dry the River" and found substantial airplay on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It has the band performing in the shallow end of a creek and the surrounding forest at night. They are eventually subdued by apparent hunters and dragged through the woods, as depicted on the album cover. Contrary to popular belief, Underoath ex-drummer Aaron Gillespie does not appear in the video. The song "Darkest of Kin" also had a music video.

The song "Memories of the Grove" is featured in the video games Tony Hawk's Proving Ground[5] and a downloadable track on Guitar Hero II[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dallas Taylor; all music composed by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.

No. Title Length
1. "Memories of the Grove" 4:10
2. "Dry the River" 3:41
3. "Plenty Strong and Plenty Wrong" 2:41
4. "Darkest of Kin" 3:14
5. "Raised by the Tide" 3:44
6. "Wylie" 3:40
7. "Death Is an Alcoholic" 3:22
8. "Everyone Needs a Hasting" 3:22
9. "Don't Ever Cross a Trowel" 3:03
10. "Tale of the Runaways" 4:53
11. "The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow" 4:43
Total length: 40:31


Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
  • Dallas Taylor – lead vocals
  • Scott Collum – lead guitar
  • Josh Williams – rhythm guitar
  • Roman Haviland – bass, backing vocals
  • Lee Turner – drums
Additional personnel
  • Jacob Bunton – additional guitar
  • Tim Carroll – bowed bass
  • Rodney Reaves – acoustic guitar, percussion, additional vocals
  • Michael Swann – additional guitar, slide guitar
  • Jason Elgin – engineer, mixing, producer, percussion
  • Roger Lian – mastering
  • Stephen Hutton – management


  1. ^ II at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, "II" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Maylene and The Sons of Disaster - II - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ Katie Hasty, "Modest Mouse Steers Its 'Ship' To No. 1 Debut", Billboard.com, March 28, 2007.
  5. ^ "Artists who have appeared on Tony Hawk video game soundtracks". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ kallanta. "New Guitar Hero 2 Song Pack Hits Xbox Live - Shacknews.com - Video Game News, Trailers, Game Videos, and Files". Shacknews.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.