Album Review: Corrosion Of Conformity ‘No Cross No Crown’

Releases January 12, 2018 via Nuclear Blast

Corrosion Of Conformity
COC - Photo by Dean Karr

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Album: No Cross No Crown
Label: Nuclear Blast
Genre: Hard Rock
Release Date: January 12, 2018 
4.5/5.0

Corrosion of Conformity is back with an explosive new album titled ‘No Cross No Crown’. This is the first new album with Pepper Keenan back as frontman with COC in many years.  With producer John Custer at the the helm it sounds like COC have picked up right where they left off.

‘No Cross No Crown’ has that classic raw, hard and gritty rock feel to the sound, there’s no maybe the sound is back, it’s definitely back! Pepper’s vocals pull it all together providing listeners with the COC sound they’ve been waiting to return for years.

There’s a groovy feel in the instrumentals that bring back that classic rock sound from years ago, that sound that’s got a little of what seems like spaced out stoner tone mixed in with that good ole Southern rock with heavy guitar riffs, lots of great melody and grungy, intense vocals with lots of grit and dragging tones spread across each track.

This album is one of those albums that really needs no description. I can tell you, it’s just one of those albums you put on, instantly feel the music and dive in head first to enjoy the entire experience. It’s something music fans can sit and listen to and then sit around talking to other fans about. Most noteworthy is that Corrosion of Conformity did a great job on this new album and I think this is one fans are really going to dig for years to come.

Finally, I suggest that you head out and grab a copy of ‘No Cross No Crown’ as soon as it comes out and get out and catch COC live on tour with Black Label Society so you can witness the new tracks live!

I also had a chance a couple weeks back to chat with Woody Weatherman about the new album. You can check out my audio interview with him here.

‘No Cross No Crown’ Tracklisting:
01. Novus Deus
02. The Luddite
03. Cast The First Stone
04. No Cross
05. Wolf Named Crow
06. Little Man
07. Matre’s Diem
08. Forgive Me
09. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter

Corrosion of Conformity is out on tour now in support of ‘No Cross No Crown’. See the remaining tour dates below:

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Black Label Society, Eyehategod (12/29 – 1/20; 2/11 – 2/27), Red Fang (1/26 – 2/9):
1/02/2018  Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE^
1/03/2018  House Of Blues – Chicago, IL ^
1/04/2018  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN ^
1/05/2018  The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI ^
1/07/2018  Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY ^
1/08/2018  M Telus – Montreal, QC ^
1/09/2018  Rebel – Toronto, ON ^
1/10/2018  20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI ^
1/12/2018  Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK ^
1/13/2018  Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX ^
1/14/2018  Emo’s – Austin, TX ^
1/15/2018  House Of Blues – Houston, TX ^
1/17/2018  House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^
1/18/2018  Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN ^
1/19/2018  Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH ^
1/20/2018  Center Stage – Atlanta, GA ^
1/26/2018  Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL *
1/27/2018  House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC *
1/28/2018  The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
1/29/2018  The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD *
1/31/2018  PlayStation Theater – New York, NY *
2/01/2018  The Palladium – Worcester, MA *
2/02/2018  Aura – Portland, ME *
2/03/2018  Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA *
2/05/2018  Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY *
2/06/2018  The Goodyear Theater at East End – Akron, OH *
2/07/2018  Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA *
2/08/2018  Eagles Ballroom Club Stage – Milwaukee, WI *
2/09/2018  Myth Live – St. Paul, MN *
2/11/2018  O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK ^
2/12/2018  The Ranch Roadhouse – Edmonton, AB ^
2/14/2018  Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC ^
2/16/2018  Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place – Grande Prairie, AB ^
2/17/2018  MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB ^
2/19/2018  Showbox SoDo – Seattle, W ^
2/20/2018  Roseland Theater – Portland, OR ^
2/21/2018  Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA ^
2/23/2018  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
2/24/2018  The Marquee – Tempe, AZ ^
2/25/2018  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM ^
2/27/2018  The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
^ w/ Eyehategod
* w/ Red Fang

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is:
Pepper Keenan – vocals, guitar
Woodroe Weatherman – guitar
Mike Dean – bass, vocals
Reed Mullin – drums, vocals

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