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Pantera, Corrosion of conformity and Superjoint Ritual rolled into one!,
This review is from: Down II - A Bustle in Your Hedgerow... (Audio CD)
Wow, what can I say? I thought they could never improve on NOlA (their first), but I was mistaken! For NOlA was such a great peice of musicianship. But this far surpasses NOLA, it seems like a much more mature album than NOLA, with songs like Beautifully depressed and Ghosts along the mississippi, this album just stays strong for all 15 of it's amazing tracks. Every track has a unique, powerful riff which is surpassed by the following track. in other words, this album just gets better as it goes along. Perhaps the peak of this album is not the last track as you might expect, after what i just said, but no, it peaks around 3/4 of the way through with the song 'New Orleans is a dying Whore', despite the odd name, I find that this song is the most meaningful of all the tracks on this truly exceptional album from Phil Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Rex Brown and the rest. I hope you can enjoy this album as I have many times, since it's release.