Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Corrosion of Conformity|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Metal
One of the original crossover bands of the mid-80s, Corrosion of Conformity has always been one of those bands that never quite goes away, though they do their very best to attempt doing themselves in. Though I am too lazy... more »
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One of the original crossover bands of the mid-80s, Corrosion of Conformity has always been one of those bands that never quite goes away, though they do their very best to attempt doing themselves in. Though I am too lazy to actually look it up, I don't think there have been two albums in a row with the exact same lineup. Either bassist Mike Dean is singing or he's not in the band or he's just playing bass. Or someone named Simon Bob is handling vocals. Or something. So what is it about this Sabbath-influenced hardcore thrash band? Beats me. Technocracy is a competent, aggressive piece of work, featuring some earlier COC works on one short disc, but it's far from exciting. The tempos are punk but the heaviness is metal. The singing is generally weak throughout, lacking the depth or breadth to truly be exciting. I suppose a purist could get into the fact that the heaviness is genuine, but for me I demand more than just by-the-numbers heavy music. Metal Blad. 2002.
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Some good moments although...
Y. SEMENIC | BELFORT France | 12/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I began to be a huge fan of C.O.C after buying "blind" in the early nineties and thus, I was eager to get their previous releases. But while I was stunned by the overall qualities of "Eye for an eye" and "Animosity", I had mixed feelings toward "Technocracy", their last hardcore/crossover release. Although the songs are brutal ones, I think that they rarely match those of the first albums of C.O.C. Was the band lacking inspiration at that time? It maybe probable because they even made a cover (a good one however) of "Intervention" which appears to be the best part of that production... Woody Weatherman (lead guitarist) even declared that this recording was not a memorable period for the band... So, "Technocracy" may not be an absolute crap (At moments, I was able to get enjoyed listening it...) but, don't consider it as 'one of their best'."
J. Beteta | USA | 04/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT INTO C.O.C. BEFORE THIS RELEASE, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. BUT IF YOUR FROM THESE TIMES LIKE I WAS IN '87', OR ARE INTO THE LIKES OF D.R.I, HIRAX, EXCEL, VOIVOD, FINAL CONFLICT, AGNOSTIC FRONT, THIS IS FOR YOU. I ONLY WISH THAT THEY WOULD HAVE RELEASED A WHOLE ALBUM OF THIS VERSION OF C.O.C."