Corrosion Of Conformity In The Arms Of God 12 NEW TRACKS PRODUCED BY JOHN CUSTER PEPPER KEENAN – vocals/guitar, WOODY WEATHERMAN – guitar/vocals, MIKE DEAN – bass/vocals and special guest STANTON MOORE (from GALACTIC) on drums NO STRANGER TO BUCKING TRENDS, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY REMAIN FAITHFUL TO THE CORE WITH BOTH MUSICAL AND POLITICAL CONTROVERSY AND THE AGGRESSION THAT THRU TIME HAS BECOME THEIR CALLING CARD. IN THE ARMS OF GOD, THE LONG AWAITED STUDIO RETURN, IS BRUTAL PROOF THAT THE UNDERGROUND UNREST OF MIDDLE AMERICA IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL ... AND SCARY AS HELL! THE ALBUM IS A BLEND OF COC DARK CORE ROOTS SMEARED WITH THE HEAVY TAUNTING OF A ''SABBATH'' ON STEROIDS. BY FAR ONE OF THE BAND''S HEAVIEST EFFORTS IN MANY YEARS, THE ALBUM REFLECTS AN EVOLVED HEAVY CLASSIC SOUND BLESSED WITH MODERN WISDOM. DESTINED TO DELIVER A JOLT TO METAL AND ACTIVE RADIO, IN THE ARMS OF GOD WILL SATISFY THE LOYAL AND SOLEMLY CONVERT NEWBIES TO WHAT IS... THE REAL DEAL.
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
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