Ladies and gentlemen, Heavy Metal! After a hiatus of over five years, the eponymously-titled eighth studio album by Corrosion Of Conformity will be released on February 28, 2012 by Candlelight Records. It is their longest gap to date between studio albums – seven years, Reed Mullin is back behind the drum kit after 12 years, but also the first to not feature Pepper Keenan on vocals and guitar since 1989. Pepper joined Down in 1991, although it has been disputed whether Keenan has left the band or he is still officially member.
Formed in 1982, in Raleigh, North Carolina COC came a long way from crossover thrash and punk metal, through heavy metal down to Southern metal. And the three knight of metal, Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin delivered 11 solid tracks to go on further.
“What You Despise Is What You’ve Become” it’s a quite anthematic song, have the nerve and the driven force of their legendary “Vote with a Bullet”, although MTV is not exactly anymore what it was back in the beginning of the 90s.
This is definitively an “old-school” metal album merging Stoner, Southern and Heavy Metal elements, but still, somehow COC managed to keep things breathing and kicking, sounding fresh and willing to bite. Absolutely classy, sounds just like Black Sabbath were formed today!
01 – Psychic Vampire
02 – River of Stone
03 – Leeches
04 – El Lamento De Las Cabras
05 – Your Tomorrow
06 – The Doom
07 – The Moneychangers
08 – Weaving Spiders Come Not Here
09 – What You Despise Is What You’ve Become
10 – Rat City
11 – Time Of Trials
12 – Canyon Man (Bonus Track)
13 – The Same Way (Bonus Track)