Corrosion of Conformity

Album Review: Corrosion of Conformity – Corrosion of Conformity

Corrosion of Conformity are a band who have a somewhat revolving door of members (albeit it the same people) and over the years they have went a bit off the scene. Their self-titled release is the first since 1987 to not feature Pepper Keenan, this may prove to be a crucial missing element.

‘Psychic Vampire’ has the right mix of sludge and groove to get you moving to begin with, but sandwiched between those hysterically quick segments, it just seems appears off balance. A better pace is brought through in ‘River Of Stone’ and it wraps round your brain. The track displays some very nice drum work, not the most technical around, but it works well dgfev online casino in terms of Corrosion’s sound. The vocals in ‘Leeches’ Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of <a href=casino pa natet Conformity Artwork” title=”Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity Artwork” width=”300″ height=”297″ class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-31101″ />lead more towards a hardcore style at points, more than sludge, it is a strange element, but within the song it doesn’t fend too badly. Instrumental ‘El Lamento de las Cabras’ does sound a little out of place, but it is a sweet track which leaves my brain longing for summer. ‘Your Tomorrow’ is funky and fast, but then we are dragged back into the world of sludge as the riffs thunder from the opening seconds of ‘The Doom. Pretty standard tunes follow in the form of ‘The Moneychangers’ and ‘Rat City’. The styles that Corrosion of Conformity display during this album switch regularly, mixing segments of their previous releases almost. ‘What We Become’ shows more of a hardcore tinge whilst ‘Newness’ sounds like a stoner influenced sludge anthem. ‘Time Of Trials’ instantly hooks into your brain with that guitar tone, it just sounds brilliant. Maybe could have done with being a minute shorter, but stands alone well and closes the album in style.

Corrosion of Conformity make it evident that they can stand of their own feet without Pepper, but it just isn’t the best effort they have made.

Rating – 6.5

     

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