Corrosion of Conformity - America's Volume Dealer (2000)

20 December, 2009

Corrosion of Conformity - America's Volume Dealer Album Cover

Sixth C.O.C album and last album to feature longtime drummer Reed Mullin.

Like Metallica on "Load" and "Reload" it seems that COC have developed a taste for Southern rock. I can't fairly compare this to to "Load/Reload" combo fairly and do it any form of justice. The swagger and stomp of these tracks is undeniable and the vocals sound more like Ronnie Van Zant than they do James Hetfield. (Not that Warren Haynes also steps in for the some geust slide guitar!)

This release is much better than "Load/Reload" in it's focus. Some songs like "Over Me" and "Sleeping Martyr" sure seem to stomp along towards an identity that Metallica fans wouldn't even recognize had the bands not toured together.

This is NOT the life changing release for this band by any means. It IS a fun record and deserves better treatment than it's gotten though. - Snxke

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