Making a triumphant return we take a look at COCs new album “No Cross No Crown”. Now this is COCs 10th studio album, and this is Pepper Keenan’s return since their album “In the Arms of God”, that was released back in 2005. So being a big fan of COC I don’t want to make a biased review so I’m gonna just state facts about the album that I found that were good and bad.
What I really enjoyed about the album was they really took the time to make solid “Rock ‘n Roll” hits, like songs like “Wolf Named Crow” and “The Luddite”. They also really hit a lot of bases on this album, it’s not just a straight stoner rock record they have experiment tracks like the title track “No Cross No Crown” and more doom songs like “A quest to believe”. So you get a lot of things in here, it’s like a mixed bag of stoner metal treats.
Now for the things I don’t like. The production on this record is good don’t get me wrong but when I was listening to it, it sounded like there was multiple things happening at once like it was layered incorrectly somehow. Also the songs seem to get repetitive towards the end of the album, but I think COC knew that so they threw filler track in the album to break up the heaviness which I absolutely think is necessary. So overall this album is a great comeback from Corrosion of Conformity. And I’m glad to see Pepper still writing great killer riffs.
I’m giving this album a 7/10 on Mammoth Tongue Reviews. Remember you can go check out my reviews and follow me on WordPress.