- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Entertainment Weekly - 11/29/96, p.92
"...this long-running North Carolina band is making metal exciting again. COC's guitarists shred cliches as well as notes, adding groove, nuance, and melody without diluting the music's brute force..." - Rating: A-
Q - 11/96, p.1203 Stars
- Good - "...a collection of strong songs and equally strong, at times inspired, performances..."
- 1.King of the Rotten
- 2.Long Whip / Big America
- 4.Goodbye Windows
- 5.Born Again For the Last Time
- 6.Drowning in a Daydream
- 7.The Snake Has No Head
- 8.The Door
- 9.Man or Ash
- 10.Redemption City
- 11.Wishbone (Some Tomorrow)
- 13.Bottom Feeder (El que Come Abajo)
Corrosion Of Conformity: Pepper Kennan (vocals, guitar); Woody Weatherman (guitar); Mike Dean (bass); Reed Mullin (drums).
Additional personnel: James Hetfield (vocals).
Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida; Kingsway Studio, North Los Angeles, California; Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York; Reflections Sound Studios, Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Drowning In A Daydream" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Corrosion Of Conformity's 6th album roars and rumbles, exemplifying quality modern metal. There are now clear traces of funk, Southern rock and old-school heavy metal in the band's sound; the only hint that Corrosion Of Conformity started as a hardcore punk band comes in "Wishbone," an unrelenting thrash-metal track. This trio of virtuosos no longer thrashes, but it does rock. WISEBLOOD is angry, dark, visceral--everything that metal should be, proving you don't have to play fast to be "hard."