Re: Jimmy Bower
Jimmy is one of my favorite drummers. Down is a local NO band, and one of my favorites. I haven't had a chance to check the new album yet but I'm eagerly awaiting it. A good friend of mine was his drum tech for a year with Down. I've seen him live as the drummer for Down and as one of the guitarists for EyeHateGod. I've met him a couple of times but he's not a personal friend of mine. I can ask my friend about his cymbal setup. I'm sure he'll know. I know he uses Coated Emperor heads on his toms (13" and 16"), as I have a couple of his left overs that I have used for my set.
His style is a good example of the NO sludge metal (which is very similar to old Sabbath- slower tempo metal with lots of blues and country influence / very heavy). Do you like the other bands like EyeHateGod, Superjoint Ritual, Crowbar, etc... My friends recently told me about Suplex but I haven't heard them yet. They played up the street last weekend but I couldn't make it.