Concert Review (pic on the right)
September 8, 2017
on tour with Danzig, Mutoid Man, and Moros
For the fourth year in a row Pepper Keenan, Reed Mullin, Woody Weatherman, and Mike Dean brought the sludge rock they make as Corrosion of Conformity to the Philadelphia area.
2014 they came to the Electric Factory with Gwar, 2015 they came to Reading Eagle Theater with Lamb of God and Clutch, 2016 they crushed Underground Arts with Brant Bjork, and on September 8, 2017 they again performed at the Electric Factory with Danzig.
As direct opener for Danzig, C.O.C. only had time to perform a shortened set but they made the most of every minute on stage by bringing the hits, the groove, and even some great news.
Dean came out first and started to ring out the subtle opening notes of "Bottom Feeder" as Mullin took his seat behind the drums, joining in on the slow groove. Knowing the heaviness that was to come it was such a truly cool way to open the set. Actually made me think how awesome it would be to see the band play an intimate show in some bar as an instrumental blues group.
Anyway, once Weatherman and Keenan hit the stage it was on. The duo's guitars were rockin' slow and heavy, the distinct sounds of sludge that had everyone in Philly stoked to hear once again. "Broken Man", "Seven Days", "Paranoid Opioid" all sounded so rich. Keenan introduced "Vote With A Bullet" by saying that although the song was written years ago it's possibly most relevant today. "Who's Got The Fire" was great to hear and of course the final two songs "Albatross" and "Clean My Wounds" had the Philly fans roaring.
Keenan addressed the crowd by saying it's been awhile since C.O.C. was on the road because they've been working on a new record. He added that the album is done, with the mastering process just wrapping up a few days ago, and announced it will be released in November!
Another fantastic outing by Corrosion of Conformity, with the promise of more touring once the album comes out!
Vote With a Bullet
Who's Got The Fire
Clean My Wounds