So…two new CDs (I shouldn’t have, but, but…) :
Garbage “Bleed Like Me”
oooh, first CD without “Garbage” in the actual title. I think they really have it together on this one. Their first album is still by far my favorite, but this one really shows some musical maturity, and builds on beautifulgarbage nicely. A lot more like the first CD – I think they’ve definately settled into their sound and I hope like hell they plan on touring.
Corrosion of Conformity “In the arms of god”
CoC is a bunch of Raleigh boys who made good in 80’s. This one is quite a bit more “Southern Rock” – although it still feels 80’s metal, if you know what I mean. I hate to say it, but parts feel like they’ve been listening to too much of the sucky new Metallica. But it’s still better than new Metallica….
Overall? Garbage “Bleed Like Me” gets an 8, CoC “In the Arms of God” gets about a 6.