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America's Volume Dealer

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2000
Label: BMG
Genre:
1. Over Me
2. Congratulations Song
3. Stare Too Long
4. Diablo Blvd.
5. Doublewide
6. Zippo
7. Who's Got The Fire
8. Sleeping Martyr
9. Take What You Want
10. 13 Angels
11. Gittin' It On

Review by Tobias on January 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 and Wiseblood are still the flagships for this band (and the best COC starter albums). Pepper, where’s your power?!

Rating: 8 out of 10