1. Over Me
2. Congratulations Song
3. Stare Too Long
4. Diablo Blvd.
7. Who’s Got The Fire
8. Sleeping Martyr
9. Take What You Want
10. 13 Angels
11. Gittin’ It On
12. Rather See You Dead (Bonus track)
13. Steady Roller (Bonus track)
5.0 out of 5 stars
This isn’t a rehash of Technocracy or Blind and sure isn’t a sell out like so many other bands who bridged the 80’s and 90’s…it’s a great progression that just adds to that thick-as-a-slab, mainlined-whiskey with marlboros sound that they’ve perfected. Buy it!! They influenced most of the bands that people consider “”heavy”” today.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet earcandy,
It starts with a monster guitar hook and pummels away your senses. The cover art is from a sticker on Black Sabbath’s Volume 4 vinyl release, side A. Imagine that spinning at 33rpm.
5.0 out of 5 stars COC…..America’s Volume Dealer…2000…(Sanctuary),
America’s Volume Dealer is more polished, less aggressive, slower songs and sort of a sound of maturity…. even though that is odd to say since they have been around since ’83! Well I must say that I personally like the direction the band went on here. America’s Volume Dealer was the last album to feature drummer Reed Mullin. All songs are really good on here. My favorites are Over Me, Congratulations Song, Diablo Blvd., Who’s Got The Fire,and Zippo. The rest are great as well. Pick it up
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best CD I have bought all year,
I cannot even begin to say how much I enjoy this album. The Southern Rock influence is fantastic but the grooves in it are just incredible. Peppers voice has a winsome quality on this album like he is looking back over time and remembering Ronnie Van Zant. This is what good music sounds like I strongly urge you to go out and buy this cd! You will not regret it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another strong rock slab from COC,
This record is another example of the straight-up and solid riffs, gruff vocals, and heavy groove of COC. A must-buy for anyone who is a fan of Pepper and the gang.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic bliss,
The words to describe this album are those: sonic bliss.
5.0 out of 5 stars CoC bringin’ it on home,
After having had this album for a couple weeks, I’ve really gained a strong appreciation for it. It is the depth that provides the best aspects of the album.
In short, the songs on this album can be classified into three genres. First, you can see them producing some good stuff in the same vein as the better modern metal bands of the last few years on songs like “”Over Me”” and “”Sleeping Martyr””. Second, you get a good helping of stuff that sounds like the Corrosion of Conformity that you’re used to on songs like “”Congratulations Song””, “”Diablo Blvd””, “”Take What You Want””, and “”13 Angels””. All of this is great stuff (“”Take What You Want”” is particularly good and mentioned less frequently than “”Congratulations Song”” or “”Diablo Blvd””).
However, the real story behind this album is Corrosion of Conformity stepping forward and claiming their Southern rock birthright. “”Stare Too Long”” is a beautiful example of why country music was actually respected at one time (and rightfully so). “”Doublewide”” and “”Zippo”” show the Southern rock influence more subtly, but “”Who’s Got the Fire?”” and “”Gittin’ It On”” might as well be deep-fried and served with a hunk of cornbread and a Budweiser longneck.
One can only hope that CoC will continue in this direction, because their evolution has been constant and positive over the years, and this album needs a sequel to really cement their position.
5.0 out of 5 stars Give it respect,
I can’t bring myself to take it out of my CD player. There is some seriously great stuff on hear. “”Stare Too Long”” has proven to me that rock bands can play southern music better than any country band ever dreamed of. “”Diablo Blvd”” reminds me of ther wierder stuff on Deliverence like “”Senior Limpio”” and “”Who’s Got The Fire”” has more balls than any of Metallica’s southern sounding songs. Give this CD more than one good spin and you will start to see just how great it truly is.
5.0 out of 5 stars another one of my favorite cds,
i’m new to this band. went out and bought it and it hasn’t left my CD player since then. there isn’t a bad song on it. i recommend this to you if you like band like monster magnet or AIC.