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5 Bands Who Completely Changed Genre…And Probably Shouldn’t Have Bothered!

If it 'aint broke, don't fix it!

1. Corrosion Of Conformity – From Crossover Thrash To Southern Rock

Source // mediaboom.org

Source // mediaboom.org

This one all depends on which incarnation of Corrosion Of Conformity floats your boat the most.

After beginning life as one of metal’s most forward-thinking bands with their abrasive crossover thrash masterpieces Animosity and Technocracy, C.O.C became a completely different beast when Pepper Keenan (Down) took the reins and they decided to change genre altogether.

The result was doom-drenched, Southern-fried hard rock which bears absolutely no resemblance to their previous sound.

That’s not to say that their new identity produced bad records, quite the contrary in fact. Deliverance, Wisebood and In The Arms Of God are all sludgy, riff-filled monsters but are so different from what came before that surely a change in band name would have been more appropriate?

C.O.C are basically 2 very good, very different bands using the same name.

Those wishing for a return to the good old days of punk-infused thrashing may have a long wait, the band seem intent to forge ahead on their stoner-rock path but at least the quality this band have in abundance has never been lost; regardless of which genre they choose to revel in.

About Chris Jennings (1379 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

2 Comments on 5 Bands Who Completely Changed Genre…And Probably Shouldn’t Have Bothered!

  1. the korn/dub-step album was pretty good, i dont know why the sounds should not mix. go to a live gig of korn, and how this metal/dub step sound blows your head off. i think its amazing, but, tastes are different though….

    • Chris Jennings // April 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm // Reply

      Fair point Andreas. The album was not to my taste (and I’ve been a massive fan of Korn’s since day one) but the live environment does bring a different element to the songs. Thanks for reading and commenting \m/

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