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She Loves Pablo - Mother Of All (2009)

25 December, 2009

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Checkout this cool psychedelic stoner band from the sunny Croatia. Show them some love

She Loves Pablo is a three-piece band from Zagreb, Croatia. Started in late 2005. as a stoner-rock duo (Domagoj – guitars/vocals, Leo – drums), the band immediately recorded its first demo, entitled simply «She Loves Pablo». They played their first dozen shows in and around their hometown, sneaking into the Croatian stoner scene which was rapidly growing at the time, and is now kicking ass with amazing bands such as Ruiz, Cojones, Stonebride, Umor, Toro, and «Sonic Doom Records», an indie label making it all easier. In 2006. the band recorded their second CD, an EP entitled «Country Home», where they experimented with a different, more radio-friendly sound. The following year was a year of change. Hrvoje (bass) joined in, adding that low-frequency ass-kicking which was missing. This gave the band room to experiment and to step away from the stoner-rock stereotypes, combining blues influences with a massive, psychedelic groove. The band's debut album, «Mother Of All» was recorded and self-released in 2009. It contains 10 tracks from almost every era of the band, and beautifully sums up the work of She Loves Pablo. And the tumbleweed keeps rollin'...

Corrosion of Conformity - In the Arms of God (2005)

25 December, 2009

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"After a lengthy break from recording, Corrosion of Conformity have come back strong on this 2005 release. As direct and tight as Wiseblood, this new outing displays the grooves and heaviness apparent with other NOLA bands, exemplified by heavyweights Down and Crowbar . It’s hard and heavy yet melodic throughout. C.O.C. remain one of the more overtly political bands on the hard rock scene. Tracks "Dirty Hands, Empty Pockets," and "Never Turns To More" are direct odes to the tarnished American dream and the struggle to remain individual as a human. The album also has a sublime and spiritual feel to it. The combination of these factors, along with the sludgy metal, makes this album feel like the direct descendent of such Black Sabbath classics as Masters of Reality and Sabotage, which is pretty amazing lineage." --Robert Arambel

Corrosion of Conformity - Live Volume (2001)

22 December, 2009

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The first and only C.O.C live album. This is an A+ live album with Jimmy Bower on drums (EyeHateGod, Down).

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

20 December, 2009

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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

Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood (1996)

19 December, 2009

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My favourite C.O.C. album.

Corrosion of Conformity finally hit on the perfect lineup after a decade of shuffling members and knock out a bone crushing, yet astutely intelligent and passionate album. Wiseblood sounds not unlike its predecessor, Deliverance, with southern rock leanings and crushing Black Sabbathy riffs, but it's more methodical and deliberate and less adrenaline-hyped overload. The band lets the songs stretch out and breathe, allowing the listener to fully soak in the big rock vibe, without having it furiously hammered home.- Adem Tepedelen

Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance (1994)

19 December, 2009

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Fourth album and first with Keenan as lead singer. This album marks a transition from the heavier sound of Blind to a more groove-based southern-style sound that also characterizes Wiseblood and America's Volume Dealer.