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Posted by Darth Satanious on 18.05.2006 at 00:00
Coming from a style that some consider to be Glam, US Power Metal or just Heavy Metal (I haven't had the chance of actually listening to this period from the band) Pantera became a Groove Thrash metal band that told all those Grunge bands, that were taking over during the 90's, to fuck off, that Metal is alive and breathing. Their music, raw and in your face, has influenced several bands including many Nu Metal bands (often hated for that).

As we all know, the life of the guitar god Dimebag Darrell ended during a tragic incident where a son of a bitch killed him during a show of his other band Damageplan, in which he too played guitar along with his brother Vinnie Paul, in December 8th, 2004. Millions suffered his death back in those days and we all still do for he was a unique guitar palyer and person, as all the people who knew him acknowledge. He may not be with us in flesh but he will be alive forever through his music.

Here is their official thread.



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Lord Clamhandler

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  11.12.2011 at 19:48
Pantera wasn't the most technical or flashiest band ever but they were the best overall package.
It's a shame that some asshole prevented a possibility of a reunion because I would've loved to see Pantera again.
Troy Killjoy
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  12.12.2011 at 01:17
I definitely wouldn't call Pantera the best overall package. They're good for simple, catchy riffs and mid-paced headbanging... not much else.
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  12.12.2011 at 01:25
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.12.2011 at 01:17

I definitely wouldn't call Pantera the best overall package. They're good for simple, catchy riffs and mid-paced headbanging... not much else.

I tend not to agree. They're far from my favourite band but Pantera exemplify metal in a way that most bands don't. They're a good "all-round package" kind of band in that sense.
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  12.12.2011 at 01:30
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.12.2011 at 01:25
I tend not to agree. They're far from my favourite band but Pantera exemplify metal in a way that most bands don't. They're a good "all-round package" kind of band in that sense.

When I think of Pantera I think of angry alcoholic tattooed rednecks fist-fighting around a backyard bonfire in a trailer park, smoking heavy cigars they stole and beating their girlfriends.

I dunno, that's probably just me. But I definitely don't think of them as an all-round package kind of band. Maybe a nice, heavy aggressive metal band for bikers and juiceheads.

/stereotypes
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  12.12.2011 at 01:35
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.12.2011 at 01:30

When I think of Pantera I think of angry alcoholic tattooed rednecks fist-fighting around a backyard bonfire in a trailer park, smoking heavy cigars they stole and beating their girlfriends.

I dunno, that's probably just me. But I definitely don't think of them as an all-round package kind of band. Maybe a nice, heavy aggressive metal band for bikers and juiceheads.

/stereotypes

That's one of looking at them but most people who like Pantera regale in a sense of hero worship for Dimebag, and that perception of metal in the sense of aggressive, drunken brainlessness is kinda prevalent in metal as a whole. Someone's gotta be a flag-bearer.
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  12.12.2011 at 01:36
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.12.2011 at 01:35
Someone's gotta be a flag-bearer.

I'll give them credit for that. Prior to Pantera I don't think such a band existed. I mean the thrash bands of the '80s had their whole brainless aggression thing going on, but not like Pantera.
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  12.12.2011 at 01:38
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.12.2011 at 01:36

I'll give them credit for that. Prior to Pantera I don't think such a band existed. I mean the thrash bands of the '80s had their whole brainless aggression thing going on, but not like Pantera.

I just think style-wise Pantera have a nice middle-ground thing going on, thrash but not too thrashy, heavy but also groovy with an overbearing attitude. I know you don't like them but they're probably the ultimate mindless-drunk in a pub kind of band to listen to for me.
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  12.12.2011 at 01:42
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.12.2011 at 01:38
...the ultimate mindless-drunk in a pub kind of band to listen to for me.

To be honest, that's probably a partial reason for why I never enjoyed them. I don't do the drunk-in-a-pub thing, and I don't do the tough-guy thing, so typically nothing about their sound appeals to me. I like one of their songs though... I think it's "Cowboys From Hell" but I can't be sure.
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  12.12.2011 at 01:49
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.12.2011 at 01:38

Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.12.2011 at 01:36

I'll give them credit for that. Prior to Pantera I don't think such a band existed. I mean the thrash bands of the '80s had their whole brainless aggression thing going on, but not like Pantera.

I just think style-wise Pantera have a nice middle-ground thing going on, thrash but not too thrashy, heavy but also groovy with an overbearing attitude. I know you don't like them but they're probably the ultimate mindless-drunk in a pub kind of band to listen to for me.


So they are like Motörhead in that sense, which is also ultimate mindless-drunk in a pub kind of band to listen to for me.
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  18.12.2011 at 10:30
Pantera had 2 good albums before the whole tough guy thing started to where thin IMO
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  15.03.2012 at 19:48
I always liked Cowboys From Hell but i got bored listening to it lately.
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  21.04.2012 at 11:16
Dimebag Darrell Unreleased Song is now streaming online.

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  08.12.2012 at 13:52
8 years have gone now... R.I.P Dimebag.

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