Corrosion of Conformity - Corrosion of Conformity
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  • Band members: Mike Dean, Woody Weatherman, Reed Mullin
  • Summary: The eighth album for the North Carolina punk metal band lacks Pepper Keenan and sees the return of the lineup that recorded its 1985's release Animosity.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    Acting as a kind of crossroads between the old C.O.C. and the new, Corrosion of Conformity feels more like a distillation of their career than an evolution of their sound.
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    The album's production is without needless fanfare and benefits from it immensely. It allows the weighty three-piece to shine without trickery.
  3. Mar 6, 2012
    80
    Corrosion of Conformity is an album with all the strength and integrity of COC's very best work.
  4. Mar 15, 2012
    67
    Bassist Mike Dean may not have the monster vocal chops of immediate predecessor Pepper Keenan, but he's forceful enough to cut through the firestorm whipped up by guitarist Woody Weatherman.
  5. Feb 29, 2012
    60
    The lean on their punk metal roots as rawness and straightforward riffing dominate in an album that, despite missing Keenan, does recall their early-'80s heft. [Mar 2012, p.105]
  6. Mar 6, 2012
    60
    Blööz, blahs and mad-stonerpunk.
  7. Mar 20, 2012
    60
    It's weighty and impressive in places, but without Pepper's howl it also sounds curiously incomplete. [3 Mar 2012, p.53]

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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    Corrosion of Conformity released their self-titled album after nearly seven year hiatus and replacement of vocalist. Album when it comes to quality is uneven - in fact we can find decent songs on it: "Leeches" or "The Same Way". The rest od material shows tend to lower the level. As far as any composition (eg, "The Moneychangers") is likely to be a strong number on the CD, it will always contain some parts that not quite fit, and spoils the whole effect. Expand