Down's new EP Down IV - Part Two has been made available for streaming via Soundcloud with the physical CD release scheduled for the 13th of May, 2014. Their new EP clocks at over 35 minutes and is available for streaming here or also here, in case the first link isn't available in your region.
After you listen to it, share your thoughts on the stoner/sludge metal band's new release.
02. We Knew Him Well
05. Sufferer's Years
1a. Better than expected. Given all the talk of Sabbath/Vitus worship I was a bit worried. I was especially concerned Phil would go overboard with his Ozzy impersonation ala Witchtripper. This hasn't happened.
Some of the riffage does got a bit too far down the Sabbath path but overall it's done tastefully.
1b. Better than Pt I in terms of riffs and song composition. Some bits do drag on, but this has been a feature of Down since Down III.
2. It's still not as massive or intense or plain awesome as Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow. IMO they need to get away from the Sabbath-isms and refocus on including some more modern elements to achieve this.