Down has followed up the 2012 EP Down IV, Part One, fittingly enough with the 6-song set, Down IV, Part Two.
The group, which includes pedigrees from Pantera and Corrosion of Conformity, features a new guitarist, Bobby Landgraf. And the new EP, recorded at bandleader Philip Anselmo’s New Orleans home studio, also known as “Nodferatu’s Lair,” is full of the heavy riff the band has been known for since its 1995 debut.
However, Anselmo notes, “This is the shortest period of time between our releases, and every one stepped it up and upped his game. [Pepper] Keenan, [Jimmy] Bower, [bassist Pat] Bruders and Landgraf all contributed some excellent riffs. Having all of this fresh input makes for a different listen and a new perspective on what Down should and does sound like.”
See the first live performance of “Conjure” from the new record (there is some profanity at the beginning — be forewarned):
Down IV, Part II Track List:
- We Knew Him Well
- Sufferer’s Years