After a four year hiatus, Corrosion is back and sounding better than ever. Let’s not get caught up in the “Who sounds like who” debate. COC has their own very distinctive, very heavy sound that many bands have tried to imitate, and failed. Pepper Keenan is one of the most gifted frontmen in rock music today, and has been since he took over COC’s reigns for good on Deliverance. This album shows a more melodic side of COC, as evidenced on the brilliant track “Stare Too Long.” Don’t worry COC fans, the bone-shattering metal is still there, as seen on “Over Me,” and “Sleeping Martyr.” Though not as instantly likable as Wiseblood and Deliverance, Volume Dealer packs a punch, though it may take a couple of listens to fully appreciate it. The high point is the Skynyrd-ish “Stare Too Long,” which shows the true range of these great musicians, and (hopefully) might be a sign of what’s to come from COC.