Corrosion of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity
Style: Stoner Doom Punk Metal
Release date: 27 February, 2012
Playing time: 44:00

I underestimated this album. At first listen, I wasn't impressed by the comeback album of the veterans Corrosions Of Conformity. A few spins more, and my attitude has changed considerably! This is an excellent album!

Somewhere deep down in the depths of my music collection is a record called 'Blind'. It came out in 1991 and it's my only proper encounter with COC. Yes, I know, real COC fans will probably say that this is not the reference piece, but so be it. Anyway, I used to like that album a lot, but it sort of disappeared from my eyesight years ago. A shame, really, because now that I've dug it out of the archives again, it turns out to be an album that still functions. To some extent, it has a warmer, more smooth feel than this new release.

The new album, simply entitled 'Corrosion Of Conformity' is a pleasant mixture of Black Sabbathesque thunder riffing, stoner feeling and an element of punk.

In a way, the first track, Psychic Vampire, sets the scene brilliantly by encompassing more or less all the elements that are used throughout the album; a cool, doomy floating riff, bits with punkish aggression, Mike Dean's anguish-filled vocal and, very importantly, plenty of variation.

This is a wonderful album, and right now I don't get why I didn't see that immediately. Buy by the millions!


1. Psychic Vampire
2. River Of Stone
3. Leeches
4. El Lamenting De Las Cabras
5. Your Tomorrow
6. The Doom
7. The Moneychangers
8. Newness
9. What We Become
10. Rat City
11. Time Of Trials

Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Plastic Head
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 28 February, 2012