Corrosion of Conformity (or "C.O.C" as they're often known) took shape in the early '80s in North Carolina. Their sound changed time and time again and eventually matured into something a bit more complex. It changed so much that critics at times had trouble categorizing the band. They weren't exactly alternative, but they weren't exactly hardcore metal. Whatever they were, critics liked it, especially their 1991 effort, Blind. A few more albums would follow before the band would start to take some extended breaks, where in only 2 albums would be released between 1997 and 2007.
Though their output has slowed a bit, C.O.C still has the element of surprise that made them a force to reckon with in the early '90s. With over 2 decades of material under their belt, it's not hard to find something you'll enjoy; their early days, if you're craving hardcore head-banging metal, or their creatively-infused 'mature' 90s material if you like your metal complex. Wherever you start, you'll find yourself listening to more then just one song. This band has a tendency to pull you in and get you listening!