ksmason | Spring, Texas | 10/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's not easy to go wrong with any COC offering. This DVD showcases the power and aggression of one of the most under-rated heavy bands around. The mix of this recording leaves a little to be desired. Regardless of the bad mix - you can still see what makes their live performances blow the carcass off of just about anyone making heavy music today. The great thing is - THEY DO NOT DO (C)RAPROCK. Straight-up heavy rock n roll as it should be. No additives, no preservatives. A better mix would bring 5 stars IMHO."
C.O.C. Get Down
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tacoma, WA United States | 09/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sure dirt merchants C.O.C. are a metal band, but in more of an old school 70's sense than anything new. That definitely plays to their strengths on such Sabbath inspried cuts as "Albatross, "Wiseblood" and the Thin Lizzy influenced "Clean My Wounds." These and other songs, like the southern rock of "Who's Got The Fire?" sound so fresh and natural, they make you feel like it's 1975 all over again and Sabbath still rules(which they do anyway). Frontman Pepper Keenan shows he can sing and be nasty at the same time, sounding like James Hefield's long lost brother on "Senor Limpio" and "Long Whip/Big America." Guitarist Woody Weatherman does his best Toni Iommi, while keeping the band's trademark groove intact. This is real music, regardless of what kind you like. I'd recommend it to anyone, if you're looking for something to kick your ass."
C.O.C. on DVD
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 10/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The fact of having Corrosion of Conformity on DVD is reason enough to own this concert DVD. Live Volume finds the long running (and long underrated) band performing in Detroit in April of 2001, and is an absolute must own for any C.O.C. fan. While the mix could have been better, the band is showcased at their near best, although long time C.O.C. fans will have a hard time adjusting to seeing Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod and Down) behind the drums in place of original member Reed Mullin who had since departed from the band. Getting to see the band perform favorites like "Albatross", "Clean My Wounds", "Seven Days", "Wiseblood", "King of the Rotten", "Who's Got the Fire", "Vote With a Bullet", and "Shelter" is a real treat, but I wish more songs would have been included, especially some of their older pre-"Deliverance" material. All that aside, you really can't go wrong with this package, and if your a huge C.O.C. fan than this is a must own."