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Release date: 19 September 1995
Style: Southern heavy metal, Stoner sludge metal

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8.6 | 253 votes

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01. Temptation's Wings
02. Lifer
03. Pillars Of Eternity
04. Rehab
05. Hail The Leaf
06. Underneath Everything
07. Eyes Of The South
08. Jail
09. Losing All
10. Stone The Crow
11. Pray For The Locust
12. Swan Song
13. Bury Me In Smoke

Lyrics (13)


Additional info
Line-up:
Philip Anselmo - Vocals
Pepper Keenan - Guitar
Kirk Windstein - Guitar and Bass
Jimmy Bower - Drums

The title NOLA comes from the name of the band members' favourite place - New Orleans, Louisiana.

Guest musicians:
Ross Karpelman - Additional keyboards on "Jail."
Lil' Daddy and Sid Montz - Additional percussion on "Jail."
Lil' Daddy - Water pipe solo on "Hail the Leaf."

Todd Strange was originally credited as bass player on this album. It has since been confirmed that Kirk recorded the bass parts.

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qlacs - 25.05.2011 at 14:20  
Rating: 9 Holy hell this album is awesome.
EdguyAsFuck - 16.01.2012 at 02:59  
Rating: 10 Probably my favorite out of the whole Louisiana sludge scene. The infusion of bluesy southern rock with sludge metal misery is heavenly in a perverse sort of way.
megadeath13 - 27.11.2012 at 22:34  
 
Written by Guest on 21.11.2012 at 15:11

Excellent album from the supergroup Down. Down took everything to their sound, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Black Sabbath.
Metropolis_Dream - 03.04.2013 at 19:46  
  Perfect work! Sludge and Stoner metal at their absolute finest. Full of genious riffs. I also think that Anselmos vocals here are the best ever.
pkillerjp - 21.04.2014 at 18:08  
Rating: 10 Anselmo's best work. Classic stuff.
musicalkaratekid - 02.07.2014 at 13:31  
Rating: 8 Excellent debut for the band. I love the consistent heaviness and groove here, though a few songs can get repetitive towards the end. My personal highlights surprisingly enough are the "mellower" ones (which still have a it of guitar-driven aggression at time), namely 'Jail' and 'Stone the Crow'.
deadone - 03.07.2014 at 01:58  
Rating: 7
Written by musicalkaratekid on 02.07.2014 at 13:31

Excellent debut for the band. I love the consistent heaviness and groove here, though a few songs can get repetitive towards the end. My personal highlights surprisingly enough are the "mellower" ones (which still have a it of guitar-driven aggression at time), namely 'Jail' and 'Stone the Crow'.



Good assessment. I still prefer Down II over this one - every song a winner and the vibe is so angry and sludgy and beyond cynical. I can almost taste the sweat and the smell of the bayou swamp rising over a filthy New Orleans.
musicalkaratekid - 03.07.2014 at 17:46  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 03.07.2014 at 01:58

Written by musicalkaratekid on 02.07.2014 at 13:31

Excellent debut for the band. I love the consistent heaviness and groove here, though a few songs can get repetitive towards the end. My personal highlights surprisingly enough are the "mellower" ones (which still have a it of guitar-driven aggression at time), namely 'Jail' and 'Stone the Crow'.



Good assessment. I still prefer Down II over this one - every song a winner and the vibe is so angry and sludgy and beyond cynical. I can almost taste the sweat and the smell of the bayou swamp rising over a filthy New Orleans.


Up until now this is the only Down album I've given proper focus and time to let it grow on me. I'm planning the same with the other albums, so this may or may not turn out to be my favourite album from the band.
deadone - 04.07.2014 at 02:58  
Rating: 7
Written by musicalkaratekid on 03.07.2014 at 17:46


Up until now this is the only Down album I've given proper focus and time to let it grow on me. I'm planning the same with the other albums, so this may or may not turn out to be my favourite album from the band.



Definitely give Down II a go once you've fully digested Nola.

I still have to let Down III grow on me.

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