Sunday, 20 April 2014


"eye for an eye"
Year:  1984
Country:  US
City:  Raleigh , North Carolina
Label:  No Core
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  26
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore        Punk

Corrosion Of Conformity (also known as C.O.C.) is a rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina (US) formed in 1982. For almost the majority of its existence, the band has consisted of guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean (who left in 1987 but rejoined six years later), drummer Reed Mullin (who left in 2001 but rejoined nine years later) and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan (who joined the band in 1989). After a hiatus in 2006, Corrosion of Conformity returned in 2010, without Keenan who is currently in Down (although it has been disputed whether Keenan has left the band). In its debut album named "Eye for an eye" C.O.C. played an style totally old-school hardcore with some punk influences, with a powerful sound and fast and furious songs. In their second album "Animosity" (1985) the band became in one of the most represetantive bands off "crossover thrash" style, we mean: a mix between punk and metal, or hardcore and thrash, how you prefer. In the 90s C.O.C. made albums close to alternative rock, stoner rock and similar mainstream musical styles. Apart music, there is the anecdote about C.O.C. logo which is well known around the world and even there are people who use it, and does not know what or who is C.O.C. , a similar situation which happens with Misfits´s skull, isn´it? ha ha . Anyway this debut "eye for an eye" was, is and probably will be a total hardcore punk classic
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Year:  1985
Country:  US
City:  Raleigh , North Carolina
Label:  Enigma
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore

Different than its debut 1983 "eye for an eye" in this second album C.O.C. show us its interest to experiment with another music styles such as heavy metal and thrash metal. The band continues as a hardcore punk band but begin to explore that sub-genre which later people called as "crosssover thrash". In fact it's comppletly true the pioneers of this sub-genre were not DRI, but Corrosion Of Conformity, and will quite succes. "Animosity" is still a very good album despite their second era (alternative rock, stoner rock, etc.) was very much more successfully economically.
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