Corrosion of Conformity
are not only returning with their new self-titled album but also returning as the original, legendary trio with Mike Dean on bass and vocals, Woody Weatherman on guitar and Reed Mullin on drums and vocals. âCorrosion of Conformity
â offers the full spectrum of C.OCâs true skills and passion towards their music. With major punk and metal influences, the album gives a broad range for every listener to appreciate and familiarity that flows through with each track.
âPsychic Vampireâ bursts forth with heavy chugging on guitar and a riff thatâs along the lines of classic Sabbath, it then transitions to more of a punk influence with a powerful chorus before crossing back to doom metal that has Deanâs vocals oozing with a sinister vibe. âLeechesâ is a kick in the face with Dean and Mullinâs screeching vocals and a fast pace that has you wanting to bust out into a mosh pit right there. C.O.C then takes it down a notch with âel Lamento de las Cabrasâ , a very mellow and bluesy instrumental piece thatâs a nice break in between tracks before you get thrown right back into the chaos with âYour Tomorrowâ.
âThe Doomâ might remind listeners of C.O.Câs old âAlbatross
â days but thereâs a groove maintained here that lets you differentiate between the two and then takes the track up to a higher pace that gives Reed Mullin a chance to take his full aggressions out on his snare. âWhat We Becomeâ explodes with the bandâs pure anger towards selfishness and greed that has only increased in todayâs society. The deluxe edition of the self-titled album comes with two bonus tracks, âCanyon Manâ and âThe Same Wayâ. âCanyon Manâ shows of Woodyâs guitar skills with a great lead while âThe Same Wayâ is just fast, hard and raw. Both are a perfect addition to the album.
âCorrosion of Conformity
â has brought back one of the most well-respected bands in the punk and metal scene and I for one are more than ready to welcome them back. This album has also pushed the band into new ground have shown that they are more than ready to stand on their own as a trio and show the world what theyâve got!