Corrosion of Conformity


Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    IX showcases a band with little interest in repetition. [Summer 2014, p.90]
  2. Mar 6, 2012
    Corrosion of Conformity is an album with all the strength and integrity of COC's very best work.
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    The album's production is without needless fanfare and benefits from it immensely. It allows the weighty three-piece to shine without trickery.
  4. Feb 29, 2012
    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.
  5. Feb 29, 2012
    Corrosion of Conformity does overstay its welcome with a couple of second-rate tracks, but overall, the album manages to both recapture Animosity's feral energy and reach compositional peaks that the 1985 versions of Dean, Weatherman, and Mullin couldn't have accessed.
  6. Mar 15, 2012
    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.
  7. Kerrang!
    Mar 20, 2012
    It's weighty and impressive in places, but without Pepper's howl it also sounds curiously incomplete. [3 Mar 2012, p.53]
  8. Mar 6, 2012
    Blööz, blahs and mad-stonerpunk.
  9. Feb 29, 2012
    The vocal delivery throughout (care of guitarist Woody Weatherman and bassist Mike Dean) is pretty weak, especially compared to Pepper's attention-commanding style, and that, combined with a somewhat jarring mix of fast punk, smothering, Sabbath-ian metal and good-ol'-boy Southern rock, just whets the appetite for the return of Pepper and the big rock.
  10. Q Magazine
    Feb 29, 2012
    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]
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    Corrosion of Conformity released their self-titled album after nearly seven year hiatus and replacement of vocalist. Album when it comes toCorrosion 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. Full Review »