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Album: Corrosion of Conformity – IX

July 2nd, 2014

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Corrosion Of Conformity
IX
Candlelight Records
30 June 2014

by Rob McAuslan

Lest we forget, Pepper Keenan’s almost defacto appointment post-‘Vote With A Bullet’ to the position of lead vocalist of Corrosion Of Conformity was greeted with a huge collective cheer. And as nice as it’s been to see this CoC line-up play shows, and as nostalgically-pleasing as it was to get an album from them, I don’t think I’m alone in wanting the four-piece CoC to make a return now, am I? Keenan-keening aside, IX doesn’t even nearly scratch that itch, but the highs do handily outweigh the lows of yet another Pepper-free excursion.

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POLL: Hang on a minute – is Down IV Part I – The Purple EP a load of old balls?

September 18th, 2012

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard the new EP from Down. Guess what? Hugh Platt was less than impressed.

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Back in January, I wrote a speculative bit of fluff about Down putting out an EP in 2012, rather than the fully fledged album that their fans have been clamouring for since 2007’s Down III – Over The Under. I glibly suggested that Down putting out an EP meant that we’d be getting just the cream of the New Orleans-based supergroup’s capabilities, rather than them just churning out a longer record that would no doubt contain a couple of songs that would only sound good if you’d smoked as much weed as Phil Anselmo.

Except it hasn’t turned out like that, has it?

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Metal Mark has a quiet month. WTF?

October 20th, 2009

Our man on the ground in Atlanta, USA checks in and chats about September. Metal Mark had a quieter month than normal but still saw DOWN, Gojira and had a chat to Max Cavalera. Nice.

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What’s up my metal people! September was a rather slow month when it comes to shows in Atlanta, but there were two great ones. The first day of the month, DOWN rolled into town with a killer lineup of bands, which included Evil Army, Weedeater, and The Melvins. All the opening acts were awesome, but everyone was there to see one band and one band only – DOWN.

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