Deliverance (Corrosion of Conformity album)

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Deliverance
Studio album by Corrosion of Conformity
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded 1993 - 1994
Genre Stoner rock, heavy metal
Length 54:24
Label Sony
Producer John Custer
Corrosion of Conformity chronology
Blind
(1991)
Deliverance
(1994)
Wiseblood
(1996)

Deliverance is the fourth album by Corrosion of Conformity, and the first on which Pepper Keenan was lead singer. It was also their first recording on Columbia Records. On this album, the band had completely shed their hardcore and thrash influences, instead opting for Black Sabbath-inspired heavy metal style. "Albatross" and "Clean My Wounds" were radio hits. British magazine Kerrang! described Deliverance as a "true 90s classic".[citation needed] The song "Mano de Mono" is heard in the movie The Fan. The song "Albatross" is playable in the video game Guitar Hero: Metallica.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Deliverance received a positive review from Allmusic writer Eduardo Rivadavia, who gave the album four stars out of five, and states, "With guitarist Pepper Keenan now at the helm as lead singer and principal songwriter, COC abandoned most of the punk influences of their crossover past and turned into a full-fledged Sabbath-inspired metal band with 1994's Deliverance." Rivadavia claims that the songs on Deliverance are "built on monolithic power chords which range from ferocious speed on 'Heaven's Not Overflowing' and 'Senor Limpio' to slower, groovier numbers such as "Broken Man" and leadoff single 'Albatross.' Second single 'Clean My Wounds' also struck gold at rock radio with its staccato riffing, and 'Seven Days' adds eerie guitar melodies to the mix."[1]

Deliverance was Corrosion of Conformity's first album to enter the Billboard 200 chart; it peaked at number 155, making it their third highest-charting album to date. It also peaked at number five on the Heatseekers chart.[2] Both "Albatross" and "Clean My Wounds" peaked at number 19 on the Mainstream Rock chart, making them the highest initial charting single in Corrosion of Conformity's career.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heaven's Not Overflowing"   Pepper Keenan, Woody Weatherman 5:02
2. "Albatross"   Keenan, Reed Mullin 5:20
3. "Clean My Wounds"   Keenan 3:32
4. "Without Wings"   Keenan 1:54
5. "Broken Man"   Keenan, Mullin 4:54
6. "Señor Limpio"   Keenan 3:53
7. "Mano de Mono"   Weatherman 1:35
8. "Seven Days"   Keenan, Mullin, John Custer 4:56
9. "#2121313"   Keenan, Custer 1:02
10. "My Grain"   Keenan, Weatherman 3:19
11. "Deliverance"   Weatherman, Mike Dean, Phil Swisher 4:23
12. "Shake Like You"   Keenan, Mullin 4:19
13. "Shelter"   Keenan 3:25
14. "Pearls Before Swine"   Keenan, Mullin 6:45

Personnel[edit]

Corrosion of Conformity[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Chart (1994) Position
The Billboard 200 155

Singles

Song Chart (1994) Position
"Albatross" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 19
"Clean My Wounds" 19

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