Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) was formed in Raleigh, North Carolina by bassist and vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin in the early 1980s. Their hardcore punk-oriented 20-track debut Eye for an Eye, the only album featuring the vocalist Eric Eycke, was released in 1984. Soon after, Eycke left the band and C.O.C. continued as a three-piece with Dean and Mullin sharing the vocal duties on the 1985's follow-up Animosity.