With so many stoner/doom metal bands coming out of the woodwork these days, most of them pretty much fall into two categories. The first are the bands that pay homage to the greats of the past and present, like Black Sabbath, St. Vitus, Cathedral, Corrosion of Conformity, and Candlemass, and try to put a new spin into the genre by injecting their own personality into the music. On the other hand, you also have the groups who completely plagiarizes said bands and rip off every riff and idea. Corruption falls somewhere in the middle of the two on their fifth release Virgin's Milk, but regardless of their lack of originality, this is still a pretty enjoyable disc.
With big, fat, ballsy guitar riffs and heavy grooves, tunes like "Hey You", "Lucy Fair", and "Fake Demon" will rumble your speakers and prompt your fist to start pumping. The lead vocals are reminiscent of Pepper Keenan and James Hetfield, giving many of these songs a familar sound. The band also can ooze into a mix of crushing psychedelia and bluesy hard rock, like the bastard child of Soundgarden and Spiritual Beggars, on songs like "Invisible Cry" and "Prophet", but they seem to sound most at home on the brutal sludge of "Disbelief", a killer slice of Sabbath & St. Vitus doom.
As long as you are not expecting Virgin's Milk to reinvent the wheel, you can have a lot of fun with this CD. So crack open a few cold ones, make sure you have on your battered jeans and ripped T-shirt, and get ready to bang your head to some heavy and stomping grooves.
1. 99% of Evil
2. Hey You
3. Murdered Magicians
4. Lucy Fair
5. Freaky Friday [Instrumental]
6. Fake Demon
7. Invisible Cry