MetalBite Review by Tobias on 1/19/2001
COC has finally released their long awaited Wiseblood
follow-up, America’s Volume Dealer
. Now, it seems to me that when you take 4 years to release a new album that your music should have evolved. AVD is not an evolution; fans of Wiseblood
will find saving grace in the southern-bred muscle metal riffs found on Over Me
and Gettin' it On
, but over all, AVD is lacking the innovation and energy of Wiseblood
If you’re a Garth Brooks fan who is metal-curious, you might really dig some of the tracks like Stare Too Long
. It almost seems like these guys have just been vacationing and decided to put the Wiseblood reject tracks together for an album.
If you're already a COC fan, get it, but Deliverance
are still the flagships for this band (and the best COC starter albums). Pepper, where’s your power?!
out of 10