Label: Elektra - CD 61830 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Doom Metal, Grunge, Heavy Metal
Throughout to the band released three demos, a Hard Labour - Roy Francis - Phase 1 Dub Wise Vol. 1&2 demoa four-track demo and a ten-track demo Originally the band made the three-track demo for underground trading.
In an effort to build a fan base, the band would ask heavy metal fans if they had ever "heard of this band, Down" and hand them copies of the tape without telling the person that they were in the band. In the band recorded a second demo, this time featuring the same track listing as the original but with an intro.
In the band made the Demo Collection - which is a ten-track demo featuring all the songs that would make the The Defiled - Unspoken cut except "Rehab", "Pray for the Locust" and "Underneath Everything". Eventually, the original demo tape was distributed throughout the United States and Down played a small concert in its home town.
A record executive from Elektra Records was attending the show. When he found out who the members of the band were, he signed Down to a recording contract. The band began recording the album in the summer of at the Ultrasonic Studios, New OrleansLouisiana and completed the recording sessions by January Although a sludge Sparta - James Monro - Rhinomix album, NOLA contains traces of hardcore punksouthern rockstoner rockand grunge.
Lyrical themes on the album prominently focus on topics such as deathsuicideGimme Shelter - Rolling Stones* - Forty Licks abuse and personal struggles. NOLA was released in September and would peak at number 57 in October on the Billboardand remain on the chart for six weeks. However, only "Stone the Crow" would achieve commercial success when it reached number 40 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, becoming Down's first and only top 40 Down - NOLA . The album received positive reviews from critics with Allmusic reviewer David Reamer giving the album a near perfect 4.
He praised the songs "Temptation's Down - NOLA , "Stone the Crow", and "Bury Me in Smoke" Down - NOLA "this is a landmark album that combines the talents of dedicated rock musicians, and should be included in any collection of heavy metal music. Down supported NOLA with a date concert tour. They would reunite in to make a second album, Down IIreleased in Album — Billboard North America.
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Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein, Todd Strange. Anselmo, Jimmy BowerKeenan. Total length:. Down Philip Anselmo — vocals, mandolin track 8guitar track 11 Pepper Keenan — guitars Kirk Windstein — guitars Jimmy Bower — drums Todd Strange — bass guitar Additional musicians Lil' Daddy — percussion track 8water pipe track 5 Sid Montz — percussion track 8 Ross Karpelman — keyboards track 8.