Pantera - Far Beyond Driven


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Release date: 7 March 1994
Style: Groove metal

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Disc I
01. Strength Beyond Strength
02. Becoming
03. 5 Minutes Alone
04. I'm Broken
05. Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills
06. Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks
07. Slaughtered
08. 25 Years
09. Shedding Skin
10. Use My Third Arm
11. Throes Of Rejection
12. Planet Caravan [Black Sabbath cover]
13. The Badge [Poison Idea cover] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Far Beyond Bootleg - Live From Donington '94]
01. Use My Third Arm
02. Walk
03. Strength Beyond Strength
04. Domination/Hollow
05. Slaughtered
06. Fucking Hostile
07. This Love
08. Mouth For War
09. Cowboys From Hell

Line-up
Phil Anselmo - vocals
Dimebag Darrell - guitars
Vinnie Paul - drums
Rex Brown - bass

Additional info
Remastered and reissued by Rhino Entertainment on the 25th of March 2014 as a 20th anniversary edition with a bonus CD.

Guest review by
Maccas
Rating:
7.0
Once upon a time in a far-far away land lived innocent people guided by their beloved divinities - Gentleness, Kindness and Softness. These people lead pastoral innocent life, shared intimate closeness with nature and with themselves. Everything around them was a pretext for love and kindness. But, as they grew in number, they discovered they had to import goods from the other lands surrounding their peaceful country. And thus they did , at first afraid by the ignonimous stories about the barbaric habits of "the outlanders", but finally, reluctantly releaved as they were by the precise advice from their divinites on the specific goods and countries to get them from.

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published 02.09.2003 | Comments (14)

Guest review by
SuicidalCyco
Rating:
9.4
Pantera. A band that self put out four albums in the 1980's. Most people who listen to them probably do not know that about them. With the 1990 release of Cowboys From Hell Pantera moved from their glam/speed metal to a heavier groove thrash. And after the release of their powerful Vulgar Display Of Power they seemed to be on top of the metal community and many fans thought they could never top that album.

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28.07.2010 - 18:09
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Although this album is mostly great, "Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills" is without doubt, one of the most ridiculously pointless "songs" Ive ever heard. And is IMO Pantera's worst ever song. Even a lot of their songs from the glam days slay this one!

Anyways, songs like "Strength Beyond Strength", "Slaughtered", and "5 Minutes Alone", show Pantera at their punishing best. xD My 2 fave songs on this album though, are the cruelly underrated "Shedding Skin", and the awesome "Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks", which contains another of my fave Dimebag solos. Another couple of fillers like "25 Years" drag the album down, even though none of them are as woeful as "Good Friends"... But then not much is! lol
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28.07.2010 - 20:06
Rating: 7
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.07.2010 at 18:09

Although this album is mostly great, "Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills" is without doubt, one of the most ridiculously pointless "songs" Ive ever heard. And is IMO Pantera's worst ever song. Even a lot of their songs from the glam days slay this one!

Anyways, songs like "Strength Beyond Strength", "Slaughtered", and "5 Minutes Alone", show Pantera at their punishing best. xD My 2 fave songs on this album though, are the cruelly underrated "Shedding Skin", and the awesome "Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks", which contains another of my fave Dimebag solos. Another couple of fillers like "25 Years" drag the album down, even though none of them are as woeful as "Good Friends"... But then not much is! lol


It's funny how this and Sarcofago's Hate were released the same year. Both have a pointless cacophonous track (for Sarcofago, it's The Beggar's Uprising).

Otherwise I agree somewhat, except that the groove style gets a bit stale after a while.
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28.07.2010 - 23:16
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by vezzy on 28.07.2010 at 20:06
It's funny how this and Sarcofago's Hate were released the same year. Both have a pointless cacophonous track (for Sarcofago, it's The Beggar's Uprising).

Otherwise I agree somewhat, except that the groove style gets a bit stale after a while.


Ive never heard that song, but if it's anything like "Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills", I dont want to! Phil must have been totally off his face when he wrote those lyrics, or I hope he was.

I think any style gets stale after a while... I listen to lots of different styles anyways, so I never have a chance to get bored with one particular style. lol
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29.07.2010 - 00:45
Rating: 7
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.07.2010 at 23:16

Written by vezzy on 28.07.2010 at 20:06
It's funny how this and Sarcofago's Hate were released the same year. Both have a pointless cacophonous track (for Sarcofago, it's The Beggar's Uprising).

Otherwise I agree somewhat, except that the groove style gets a bit stale after a while.


Ive never heard that song, but if it's anything like "Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills", I dont want to! Phil must have been totally off his face when he wrote those lyrics, or I hope he was.

I think any style gets stale after a while... I listen to lots of different styles anyways, so I never have a chance to get bored with one particular style. lol


Nah, it's just that it kind of lacks something. I can't quite put my finger on it, but they seemed to have realized this when making TGSTK.
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09.03.2012 - 05:39
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I am not a fan of Pantera but this is the only album I can stomach. 5 Minutes Alone is awesome.
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11.11.2012 - 18:15
megadeath13
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Its not as great as the previous but its very good. "Strength beyond Strength", "Becoming" and "5 Minutes alone are awesome but the rest is not that great
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03.04.2013 - 19:29
Metropolis_Dream
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Not as perfect as "Vulgar" but it kicks ass too. "Becoming" and "5 Minutes alone" are still one of my favourite Pantera songs.
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10.04.2014 - 06:55
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.07.2010 at 18:09

Although this album is mostly great, "Good Friends And A Bottle Of Pills" is without doubt, one of the most ridiculously pointless "songs" Ive ever heard. And is IMO Pantera's worst ever song. Even a lot of their songs from the glam days slay this one!

I would agree it isn't a "song" in the style of their songs. But that is one song I really come back to in this album a lot. I haven't heard any of their glam metal albums but I find that song addictive especially for the groove. Far from their worst song ever IMO.
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12.07.2015 - 07:49
Rating: 6
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
I'd be happy to never hear "Good Friends and a Bottle of Pills" again. Overall, a disappointing album for me, especially after the very good album that came before it. I couple of songs kick tail but too many mediocre songs that are forgettable. Don't mind the cover of "Planet Caravan", which is quite faithful to the original song but still sounds cool. An unexpected ending to the album.
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01.03.2016 - 01:26
Rating: 7
musclassia
It's strange, back in the day when I listened to Pantera a lot this was my least favourite of their 90s albums. However, having not listened to them in a while, I felt like giving them a go today and got drawn back to this one. Ended up being a decent album for working out to. It's also a lot less front-loaded than I used to think - used to zone out after 'Slaughtered' ended but I think 'Use My Third Arm' might be the best song on the album along with Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks, and I dug 'Throes of Rejection' and 'Shedding Skin' more than I can previously rmeember. Not a great album but a fun exercise in aggression that's more unrefined and obviously hooky than Vulgar Display Of Power, but after so long, is actually perhaps slightly more appealing to me right now because of that.
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