5 Things You Need To Know About Corrosion of Conformity’s album Deliverance
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1994 was a great year for metal. It saw the release of some of the genre’s most classic albums, including Metallica’s “Metallica,” Megadeth’s “Countdown to Extinction,” and Slayer’s “Divine Intervention.” But one album that often gets overlooked is Corrosion of Conformity’s “Deliverance.” Released in October of 1994, this album was a departure from COC’s earlier work and featured a more aggressive but doom-metal like sound, all the while focusing on the songwriting aspect that brought out southern rock influences. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Deliverance and discuss five things you need to know about it!
1) Deliverance was the first Corrosion of Conformity album to feature Pepper Keenan on lead vocals. Before this, Karl Agell had handled vocal duties for the band. Karl Agell would leave COC before the recording of Deliverance, and Keenan would take over as the band’s frontman.
2) This change in the lineup would prove to be a major turning point for the band and would help them achieve greater commercial success.
3) The track Albatross incorporates facets of sludge, and doom metal leaning back towards their Black Sabbath influenced roots.
4) COC might be a difficult band to categorize as they began as a 3-piece hardcore punk band. As the ’90s rolled around, they went into Metallica-style heavy metal becoming a 5 piece band. By 1994 they became a 4 piece band, where Pepper Keenan took over the role of performing vocals as well as covering guitar duties.
5) Both COC guitarists sport their own customized, iconic versions of custom ESP brand SG guitars.