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Pick your savior of heavy metal
Metal Magic
3%
 3%  [ 6 ]
Projects in the Jungle
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
I am the Night
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
Power Metal
14%
 14%  [ 23 ]
Cowboys from Hell
15%
 15%  [ 24 ]
Vulgar Display of Power
18%
 18%  [ 28 ]
Far Beyond Driven
18%
 18%  [ 29 ]
The Great Southern Trendkill
23%
 23%  [ 36 ]
Reinventing the Steel
3%
 3%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 155

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Frozen



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Pantera Reply with quote

Just finished Rex Brown's biography, which I highly recommend.


NP: Far Beyond Driven.
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Demoniarch



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if these guys will ever make another album.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted Metal Magic because it has one of the best album covers of all time and "Diamond" Darrell's smokin' leads.
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Sinistrogyre



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I'm concerned, Trendkill is my favorite one, and one of those records that pass the test of time easily. The mix of sheer aggression and melancholy makes it unique in Pantera discography. Songs are solid, guitars are sharp as hell, lyrics are fine and Phil never sung so good. Thanks to the band being on the verge of destruction with Phil isolated in New Orleans, depressed, angry, probably drugged to the bone, hanging out with other sickoes like Seth Putnam and Mike Williams, they managed to create a monster.

Far Beyond Driven is also very fine, but its a bit "one way" even if there are some of their greatest songs like Slaughtered, Use My Third Arm or Good Friends & A Bottle Of Pills.

Reinventing The Steel is total rubbish.

Other albums are cool.
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Gia Thanatos



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: Pantera Reply with quote

Frozen wrote:
Just finished Rex Brown's biography, which I highly recommend.


NP: Far Beyond Driven.


Is that.biography you mention the Official Truth 101 Proof book?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Far beyond driven

Rex book is mostly good because of the constant complaining about Vinnie Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cowboys from Hell and Power Metal for listening. Far Beyond Driven/Trendkill for the gym and all around fighting.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never understood the bashing that Reinventing gets all the time.
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Hailstorms



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never listened to them myself, but woman forced me to vote to "Far Beyond Driven".
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Unmakable



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Voted Trendkill, but CFH and FBD are right up there as well. Haven't listened to them in forever though, so a binge may change my vote.

Edit: And I love that my 420th post was in a Pantera thread
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Frozen



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sinistrogyre wrote:
As far as I'm concerned, Trendkill is my favorite one, and one of those records that pass the test of time easily. The mix of sheer aggression and melancholy makes it unique in Pantera discography. Songs are solid, guitars are sharp as hell, lyrics are fine and Phil never sung so good. Thanks to the band being on the verge of destruction with Phil isolated in New Orleans, depressed, angry, probably drugged to the bone, hanging out with other sickoes like Seth Putnam and Mike Williams, they managed to create a monster.


I also went with The Great Southern Trendkill. To me, it is up there with Machine Head's Burn My Eyes in terms of weight and atmosphere, and Far Beyond Driven is not far behind.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Pantera Reply with quote

Gia Thanatos wrote:
Frozen wrote:
Just finished Rex Brown's biography, which I highly recommend.


NP: Far Beyond Driven.


Is that.biography you mention the Official Truth 101 Proof book?


That is the one, yes.
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Vapula



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Trendkill. A great album.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know what to vote, everything is decent.
I love the main riff on "Revolution is my name".
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much everything from Cowboys From Hell on, but my personal favorite is Far Beyond Driven. Best songs, best riffs, best Dimebag tone hands down. FIVE MINUTES ALOOOOOOOOONE.
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