|Studio album by|
|Released||October 15, 1996|
|Recorded||1995 - 1996|
|Corrosion of Conformity chronology|
Wiseblood is the fifth album by Corrosion of Conformity. Its name comes from the novel Wise Blood , written by Southern Gothic author Flannery O'Connor. Metallica's lead vocalist, James Hetfield, provides his voice as backup on the album's ninth track, "Man or Ash". The song "Drowning in a Daydream" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards ceremony (which went to Tool for "Ænema").
Corrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina, formed in 1982. This band has undergone multiple line-up changes throughout its existence with guitarist Woody Weatherman as the sole constant member. Weatherman, founding bassist Mike Dean, founding drummer Reed Mullin, and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan are widely regarded as its classic line-up. After a hiatus in 2006, Corrosion of Conformity returned in 2010 without Keenan, who had been busy touring and recording with Down, but announced their reunion with him in December 2014.
Wise Blood is the first novel by American author Flannery O'Connor, published in 1952. The novel was assembled from disparate stories first published in Mademoiselle, Sewanee Review and Partisan Review. The first chapter is an expanded version of her Master's thesis, "The Train", and other chapters are reworked versions of "The Peeler," "The Heart of the Park" and "Enoch and the Gorilla". The novel concerns a returning World War II veteran who, haunted by a lifelong crisis of faith, resolves to form an anti-religious ministry in an eccentric, fictionalized Southern city after finding his family homestead abandoned without a trace.
Southern Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction in American literature that takes place in the American South.
Wiseblood received a mixed review from Allmusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine, who gave the album four stars out of five. He describes Wiseblood as the "closest Corrosion of Conformity have gotten to old-school heavy metal, yet their fondness for industrial soundbites and thrash-metal keeps the group sounding contemporary." However, Erlewine states that it "doesn't have half the hooks of its predecessor, which means it sounds great while its playing, but it disappears into the abyss once it's finished."
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Wiseblood is one of Corrosion of Conformity's most successful and best-selling albums to date, peaking at number 104 on the Billboard 200; this was the band's highest position on the chart for 22 years, until No Cross No Crown , which peaked at number 67.It also peaked at number two on the Heatseekers chart. One of the album's singles, "Drowning in a Daydream", peaked at number 27 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.
No Cross No Crown is the tenth studio album by the American heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity, released on January 12, 2018, by Nuclear Blast.
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|1.||"King of the Rotten"||Pepper Keenan||3:14|
|2.||"Long Whip / Big America"||Keenan, Reed Mullin, Woody Weatherman||4:52|
|4.||"Goodbye Windows"||Keenan, Weatherman||5:41|
|5.||"Born Again for the Last Time"||Keenan, Mullin||4:39|
|6.||"Drowning in a Daydream"||Keenan, Mullin, Weatherman, Mike Dean||4:22|
|7.||"The Snake Has No Head" (featuring Alex Montana)||Keenan, Dean||4:13|
|8.||"The Door"||Keenan, Mullin, Dean||3:28|
|9.||"Man or Ash" (featuring James Hetfield)||Keenan, Dean||5:13|
|10.||"Redemption City"||Keenan, John Custer||4:51|
|11.||"Wishbone (Some Tomorrow)"||Keenan||3:59|
|13.||"Bottom Feeder (El Que Come Abajo)"||Keenan, Mullin, Weatherman, Dean||7:51|
|14.||"The Land of Free Disease" (japanese bonus track)||Keenan, Mullin||4:20|
Pepper J. Keenan, is an American guitarist and vocalist, best known for his work with heavy metal bands Corrosion of Conformity and Down. He joined Corrosion of Conformity in 1989, but did not become the lead singer until the recording of Deliverance in 1994. In 1991 he formed Down with Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod, and Kirk Windstein and Todd Strange of Crowbar.
Woodroe "Woody" Weatherman is lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity.
Thomas Michael Dean is the bassist for American metal band Corrosion of Conformity. He sang on the band's early recordings from their crossover thrash era before leaving the band in 1987. In 1989 Dean, along with C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman and artist Brian Walsby on drums, released the Snake Nation album on Caroline Records. Dean rejoined C.O.C. as the bass player and occasional vocalist in 1993 and has remained with the band since. Along with several production and engineering credits he also collaborated with Dave Grohl on the Probot song "Access Babylon", a return to the punk/metal fusion of old.
James Alan Hetfield is an American musician and songwriter best known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering an advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.
Billboard (North America)
|1996||The Billboard 200||104|
|1996||"Drowning in a Daydream"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||27|
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