Down consisting of band members with previous experience in such metal bands as Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar and Eyehategod. So, for those unfamiliar with Down, they sound like a mix of Pantera and Corrosion Of Conformity. Southern metal with sludge and doom leanings.
Diary Of A Mad Band is a two disc (also available on DVD) live set. Hopefully just a taster before a new studio album. That's not to say this isn't a good album. In fact it's a damn solid live album. I'd even go so far as to say that this album would also work as a great introduction to the band. Some would argue that their first studio album NOLA would be the best place to start. Either way you can't go wrong.
Kneel Down and Hail the Leaf!http://www.down-nola.com/