North Carolina's Corrosion Of Conformity have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of sludge and southern metal and this is a review of their album "No Cross No Crown" which will be released in 2018 by Nuclear Blast America.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some southern metal style riffing a few seconds alter which also brings in a great amount of dark sounding melodies while the solos and leads also bring in a a very melodic 70's rock style as well as the riffs also mixing in the heaviness of sludge.
Vocals are mostly aggressive sludge/hardcore style vocals while some melodic vocals are also used at times along with some crossover elements being added into the mid tempo sections of the songs as well as a couple brief acoustic instrumentals before returning back to a heavier direction and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and the music also mixes in a great amount of blues rock influences and spoken word parts are also used before the closing track.
Corrosion Of Conformity creates another recording that remains true to the southern sludge metal style that they also played a role in creating, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover society, politics and people themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Corrosion Of Conformity and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Luddite" "Wolf Named Crow" "Old Disaster" and "Song And Daughter". 8 out of 10.