The only reason I had already heard Corrosion of Conformity is because one of my co-workers who's into hard rock, motorcycles and big pick-up trucks once made me listen to a previous album because he thought I liked Metallica I actually only like "Enter the Sadman" and a couple of other songs.
The point is that he approached me saying "since you like Metallica, you're gonna like Corrosion of Conformity".
While listening to In the Arms of God, I still got that same feeling, as if I was listening to a poor man's Metallica.
Lacking originality and most especially a sense of melody, Corrossion of Conformity prove they can rock hard, but not much else.
The only interesting track here is the Arabic-style "Rise River Rise" but from Led Zep's Page and Plant to Killing Joke, this has already been done and much better.