Originally released March 2000, this album reached RIAA Gold Certification on May 2, 2000.
One of the preeminent metal bands of all time, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the '80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but passé. As one of metal's most ferocious acts, with one of its most insanely devoted audiences, it's clear as an empty whiskey bottle that Pantera's impact and influence on heavy music is still being felt.
Lyrics about the band itself can be found through most of this album (We'll Grind That Axe For a Long Time) but also includes songs about their fans (You've Got To Belong To It).
"Metal-revivalist....relying on the genre's primal elements of rage and analog noise...chopped up with squealing dissonance....brutal enough to please underground purists and familiar enough for weekend headbangers." - Rolling Stone (5/25/00, pg. 73) 3.5 stars out of 5
"An undiluted, unvarnished slab of riffs paying distinct homage to Judas Priest's British Steel, and not just in a titular sense, but in basic song construction." - Alternative Press (7/2000, Pp. 108-9) - 5 out of 5
180 Gram Rhino Vinyl
Cut at The Mastering Lab from the Original Master Tapes!
Tip-on Heavy-Board Gatefold Jacket
Phil Anselmo, lead vocals
Dimebag Darrell, guitar, backing vocals
Rex Brown, bass guitar, backing vocals
Vinnie Paul, drums
Kerry King, outro guitar (2)
2. Goddamn Electric
3. Yesterday Don't Mean Sh**
4. You've Got To Belong To It
5. Revolution Is My Name
1. Death Rattle
2. We'll Grind That Axe For A Long Time
4. It Makes Them Disappear
5. I'll Cast a Shadow