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Metal Insider’s Top 5: 20th anniversary albums we’d like to hear live

Posted by on September 22, 2014

deliverance1) Corrosion of Conformity, Deliverance

Corrosion of Conformity has evolved from a band that was equal parts hardcore and punk to a more straightforward rock band and back again. And while some didn’t appreciate the album that broke them into the mainstream, we did (and we weren’t alone).  We once described the album as “what Lynyrd Skynyrd would’ve sounded like if they crashed into Black Sabbath instead of a mountain.” Indeed, when Pepper Keenan joined the band as their full time vocalist for Deliverance, he’d already been in the band for five years, but their southern rock stoner riffage of Deliverance may be their most realized album. Keenan hadn’t played with the band since they’d gone on hiatus in 2006, and they’ve released two albums since reforming in 2010. However, both Keenan, while on tour with Down, and the rest of C.O.C. suggested Keenan would be back next year, even though he never officially left the band.

Chances it’ll happen: Pretty good. It definitely seems like it’s got the potential to, but it might not happen until next year.

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