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Corrosion of Conformity

Live in Chicago, March 2012

Review by Mike and Kat Heitzman

The stage at the Double Door is only waist high so seeing Corrosion of Conformity in this small up close and personal venue was a dream come true. The first few notes played by bassist/vocalist, Mike Dean, ripped out and the hype began. The $5 beers were flowing and the crowd was very pleased to see COC, to say the very least.

They played most of their new songs that have a feel of their Eye for an Eye or Animosity days...a sort of trippy punk sound with very cool bass. They did not take a break between songs and played right through with fierceness. Towards the end they played a song all can recognize, “Deliverance,” and the crowd went into a frenzy.

Kat Heitzman
Kat Heitzman

The acoustics in this small venue were nothing short of perfect. No matter where you stood you had the same sound and pitch. The new material has a lot of bass and very deep and grinding guitars that just triumphed in this little area. It really showcased their tremendous talent and ability to please a crowd. These guys are worth catching any time, no matter what lineup. This show was played by the original three members, Reed Mullin, Mike Dean, and Woody Weatherman, hence the very nostalgic sound they had this night.

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Kat Heitzman
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