Monday, May 23, 2011

My 100 Favorite Metal Bands Pt. 38: Down

This is a side-project band that eventually proved to be far superior than any of the other bands whose members comprised it. Made up of members of Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, and Eyehategod, Down burst onto the scene in 1995 and put out a terrific album which combined doom, sludge, and a little bit of southern rock. The album was an instant classic. It was originally supposed to be a one-off, but the band re-formed a couple more times to put out more albums. Though neither of their other albums quite reached the same level as the first one, they were both very good in their own ways. Down is also an incredible live act.


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