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Sludge Metal's finest, back at work.,
This review is from: Down II - A Bustle in Your Hedgerow... (Audio CD)
After a seven year gap, Down make their comeback with a killer album. The New Orleans super group consisting of metal legend Philip Anselmo (former Pantera and current Superjoint Ritual frontman) aswell as members from Crowbar and Corrosion Of Conformity have followed up their first album with an even more heavy, better defined and dirty chugging riff filled album in "Down II - A Bustle In Your Headgegrow". The album opens with "Lysergik Funeral Procession", beginning with slow riffs and clean vocals, before kicking into an energetic ending and Philly showing the extent of his vocals, but who doesn't make a good impression with such lyrics as "In a pool of **** I lay"?
This album contains many great heavy songs such as "Beautifully Depressed" and "Dog Tired", even having a song that's very similar to Philly's Pantera style "New Orleans Is A Dying *****" amoung others, which would satisfy the average metal head, but this album also contains a more melodic, more thought out mellow songs such as the excellent progression of soft and emotional to hard and heavy in "Learn From This Mistake", the haunting "Where I'm Going" and the almost epic "Landing On The Mountains Of Meggido". This album is a step up from "Down I - Nola" and is back with riffs that will creep into your brain and won't leave for days, and it really makes you feel a hint of sadness that this will be Down's final outing, unless they replace Philip Anselmo, and really, any metal head would do his/herself a favour looking into it.