NOLA Released September 19, 1995 Recorded August 29, 1994 – January 22, 1995 Genres Heavy metal, sludge metal, stoner metal, southern metal It literally seems that on this album nothing was done wrong. From the more widely known songs of Temptations Wings, Lifer, Rehab, Hail the Leaf, Eyes of the South, Losing All, Stone the Crow, and Bury Me in Smoke; to the less heard Pillars of Eternity, Underneath Everything, Jail, Pray for the Locusts (guitar interlude), and Swan Song, this album doesn't have one less than great track. Instrumentally it is flawless. Kirk and Pepper keep you wanting more of their dueling guitars, as they switch between solo and rhythm so effortlessly. Bower's drumming is very powerful. It remains simple and enhances the overall experience without trying to draw attention from the overall feel. Kirk recorded the session bass and when it does not follow the guitars you can hear it rumble. Simple, but it fits.. Phil shows a clearner side of his singing. Nothing like what he can usually be heard singing in VOP or FBD. While he showed a Halford like vocal range in Cowboys from Hell he does not do that here. Just plain clean singing, but he does however manage to throw in his trademark screeches, and screams at the best of times. From start to finish this album keeps you there in its atmosphere. Lyrically it deals with personal struggles, drugs, misery, and life. It seems as if almost every song is a single. This album is masterful and a must have for metal fans.