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Animosity [Import]

C.O.C, Corrosion Of ConformityAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 17, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Metal Blade Import
  • ASIN: B000001C88
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,785 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Loss For Words
2. Mad World
3. Consumed
4. Holier
5. Positive Outlook
6. Prayer
7. Intervention
8. Kiss Of Death
9. Hungry Child
10. Animosity

Editorial Reviews

Import pressing of their 1996 album that is unavailable in the US. As one of the horizon expanders who brought us thrash music, Corrosion of Conformity fell heavily onto the punk side of song styling with riff sculpting taken from the book of doom bands such as Black Sabbath or Saint Vitus.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very early COC that must be heard to be believed February 28, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I was first introduced to COC with 1994's "Deliverance" album and the only knowledge I had had of any kind of hardcore COC past was on the remastered "Blind" album. When I had heard "Technocracy" later on, I realized I had been missing out. Then not too long later, I came across COC's "Animosity" in a bargain bin, and I was so surprised when I heard the utter musical anarchy of this album. Before Pepper Keenan ever reared his head, this lineup featured Mike Dean singing and playing bass, Reed Mullin drumming and doing some lead vocals as well, and Woody Weatherman on guitar. All three churn out pure punk/thrash/hardcore metal at a frenzied pace (the album clocks in at just under half an hour long) and while Dean and Mullin's venom spewing voices are an acquired taste, "Animosity" is still one fine album. "Loss For Words", "Mad World", "Prayer", and "Kiss of Death" are personal favorites of mine, and if you can find this album I strongly suggest snatching it up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When can we expect a remastered version? March 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was arguably THE "crossover" album of the 80s, one of the crucial slabs of vinyl(remember those?)that "brought punks and metalheads together". It seemed like metalheads heard the S.O.D. album and went right out and grabbed this along with D.R.I.'s "Dealing With It", another "crossover" classic(that word always bugged me). What you get here is basically fast Black Sabbath with a healthy dose of heavy, rhythmic Black Flag action. You can bet Lars Ulrich was listening to Reed's drumming and wondering if he(Lars) had arthritis, and I remember fanzines proclaiming this record to rival Slayer or even top them(their most recent piece at the time was "Hell Awaits", so that's definitely fair comment, and remember C.O.C. were a three piece!). Anyway, the world and the human race is thirsting and hungering for this record to come back out, remastered with bonus tracks. If the first two Cryptic Slaughter albums get that kind of treatment, the Exploited, Broken Bones for crying out loud, why not Animosity?
P.S. you know if two or three popular regional hardcore bands stole their names from C.O.C. song titles, there's something good going on here. Yeah!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No use in listening to any other COC. January 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Short, sweet and simple. The lineup on this album smokes, the compositions on this album smoke, the playing on this album smokes. You should get this disc.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album way ahead of its time March 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I got the cassette for Christmas from my grandparents in 1987. I remember thinking, "How ironic it is that the most brutally intense hardcore album I own has been given to me by my grandparents." Oh well, it was on my list. I read about it in Thrasher a couple of months before.

Animosity was mind-blowing. Upon the first few listens, it was almost too crazy for my white, suburban 16-year old mind to handle. The guitar feedback, the way-over-the-top drumming, the distorted vocals (that a thousand bands would go on to copy in coming years) ... it was like I had discovered another country. At the time, it was all Whitesnake and Def Leppard on the radio and MTV. Even my collection of Dead Kennedys and Black Flag albums didn't hold a candle to this mayhem. And it was all done with talent to boot! I couldn't believe what I was experiencing.

And what an impression it's left on me. To this day, after I come home from work and my 10-month old starts fussing because he's hungry, the lyrics go running through my head ... "looking for answers laughed hungry child!" I mean, what does it take for a song to leave that kind of impression on you 20 years later???

Obviously I'm an old man, so this album may sound much differently to most of you reading this review. But I listened to it again recently and I've gotta' say -- it's stood the test of time for me. If you're into Mike Patton, Hatebreed, Snapcase, Fear Factory, Pelican, Mastadon, Killswitch Engage ... whatever it may be that led you here ... in my humble opinion, this is where it all began.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing... November 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
...and i tell you the truth. Simply said, this album represents the quintessence of the mid-eighties hardcore-crossover : it's raw, brutal and with meaningful and political lyrics... With its ten songs in less than thirty minutes, it was, to my opinion, the ideal hardcore counterpart of Slayer's masterpiece, "Reign in blood"... Musically, it appears to be more 'sophisticated' (I mean better produced) than their earlier album, "Eye for an eye", but don't get me wrong, "Animosity" is still a brutal one without a single compromission. Too sad this band didn't become mainstream or more popular... Believe it or not, "Animosity" is now a classic and, nearly twenty years (!) after its release, it rocks even more... They were unique! I really hope you won't pass this one...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential November 25, 2009
By Joe S.
Format:Audio CD
This is an awesome effort, one of the best albums to blend hardcore punk and metal at its time. Wit this record Corrosion of Conformity took the hardcore punk influence they were drawing from the likes of some Washington DC's more manic bands like United Mutation, Void, and Malifice with the thrash metal chops of early Slayer, Sodom, and Metallica. That might not sound like the most appealing mixture of styles to the single minded metalhead and/or punks, but hardcore punk and metal have some common roots and overlaps, for better or worse, and this is one of the better ones. Its a perfect blend of both genres that a few other bands did on their albums during the mid 80s did like G.I.S.M. on "Detestation", Amebix on "Arise!", and the Cro-Mags on "Age of Quarrel". But thats neither here nor there, this album is simply essential!
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1.0 out of 5 stars These songs are horrible!!
God this band sucks...these early albums for COC were where they learned their chops and how to actually play. Which is why they sound much better today! Read more
Published on January 12, 2012 by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all began!
"Animosity," which marked the first time anybody had heard something from Carolina's Corrosion Of Conformity, was released a million years ago, dating way back to the mid-1980's... Read more
Published on July 31, 2011 by A. Stutheit
5.0 out of 5 stars I wore this out twice!
This album is quintessential when it comes to old school hardcore. This album is raw as hell. I owned this on cassette when it first came out, and I played it so much, I had to... Read more
Published on March 31, 2009 by T. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best COC By Far!
Mike Dean singing... These are the buzzwords of any true COC fan. In this album, Mike Dean plays bass and sings to some of the most wicked hardcore tracks ever laid down on vinyl. Read more
Published on September 23, 2008 by euroyankee
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
This is an amazing album. I strongly recommend this for any fan of speed metal. The drummer is amazing -- he adds a lot of detail to the songs which give the songs a lot of... Read more
Published on January 8, 2007 by Phlegmak
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe it!
I've been on a C.O.C. binge lately. I drug out the old cassete tapes and decided to look for them on disc. Read more
Published on July 31, 2006 by Shawn W. Harry
5.0 out of 5 stars COC at the Eagles Lodge in Denver 1986
This is one of the best crossover records! The others being CroMags "Best Wishes" and the Crumbsuckers "Life of Dreams" and S.O.D - Speak English or Die. Read more
Published on May 4, 2006 by D. G. Winter
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
Hearing this album ten years ago changed the way I thought about music. I was listening to only punk at the time, and was handed this by a good friend. Read more
Published on August 3, 2005 by John L. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Crucial crossover classic
Today in 2005, "punk" and "metal" bear almost no resemblance to their earlier incarnations from 20 years ago. Read more
Published on June 23, 2005 by D. K. Malone
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