A Crash Course in Corrosion in Conformity: From Crossover to Sludge | Revolver

A Crash Course in Corrosion in Conformity: From Crossover to Sludge

Catch up on hydra-headed North Carolina metal outfit with career-spanning playlist
corrosion of conformity PRESS 2018, Dean Karr
photograph by Dean Karr

Corrosion of Conformity are a hard band to pin down. The North Carolina trailblazers have been through many different lineups (13-some members have passed through their ranks over the years, not to forget collaborators like one James Hetfield) and sounds (from punk rock to southern sludge) since their formation in the early Eighties, but incredibly, through all its multifarious incarnations, the band has always been worth listening to. With perhaps COC's most celebrated configuration — singer-guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean and drummer Reed Mullin — getting together again for a killer new album, No Cross No Crown, we thought it a good time to look back on the group's shifting personas with a career-spanning playlist. Crank it up.