The 8th studio album by Pantera, originally released in 1996, reached number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Due to tension among the bandmembers, Phil Anselmo recorded the vocals alone at Trent Reznor's Nothing Studios in New Orleans while the rest of the group recorded at Chasin Jason Studios in Dallas, Texas.
The Great Southern Trendkill features some of the fastest tempos and most down-tuned guitars that the band ever recorded. It also has a more experimental nature to its songs, such as the acoustic guitar and keyboard-laden "Suicide Note Pt. I".
Unlike Pantera's first three major label albums, the vocals are often double tracked and layered to create a more "demonic" effect. An example of this can be heard in the chorus of "13 Steps to Nowhere", when Phil Anselmo's singing voice is backed up by high pitched screaming, done by Seth Putnam.
180 Gram Rhino Double Vinyl
Cut at The Mastering Lab from the Original Master Tapes!
Tip-on Heavy-Board Gatefold Jacket
Philip Anselmo lead vocals
Dimebag Darrell guitar, backing vocals; 12 string acoustic guitar on "Suicide Note Pt. I"
Rex Brown bass guitar, backing vocals
Vinnie Paul drums
LP1 - Side One:
1. The Great Southern Trendkill
2. War Nerve
3. Drag The Waters
LP1 - Side Two:
2. 13 Steps to Nowhere
3. Suicide Note Pt. I
4. Suicide Note Pt. II
LP2 - Side Three:
1. Living Through Me (Hells' Wrath)
LP2 - Side Four:
1. The Underground In America
2. (Reprise) Sandblasted Skin