Pantera – Walk

Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, formed by the Abbott brothers, Vinnie Paul (drums) and “Dimebag” Darrell (guitar), then known as Diamond Darrell, in 1981. Bassist Rex Brown then known as Rex Rocker would join in 1982, with vocalist Terry Glaze. In 1987 Phil Anselmo would become the group’s lead vocalist, completing the band’s most successful lineup that would remain together for 16 years. Pantera’s style changed by the late 1980s. The band subsequently became a key formulator of the post-thrash metal subgenre of groove metal. It would not be until nine years after forming that the band saw its first piece of commercial success in its 1990 major label debut, Cowboys from Hell. From there, Pantera became one of the most celebrated heavy metal bands of the 1990s. Despite the generally cold reception of the band’s first four albums from the 1980s, critics have lauded Pantera’s style thereafter; Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic.com states that “there was no greater metal band during the early to mid-1990s than Pantera.” The band has received accolades such as ranking 45th on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and fifth on MTV’s “Top 10 Greatest Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time.” ________________________________________ Can’t you see I’m easily bothered by persistence One step from lashing out at you… You want in to get under my skin And call yourself a friend I’ve got more friends like you What do I do? [Pre] Is there no standard
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Pantera – This Love

Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, formed by the Abbott brothers, Vinnie Paul (drums) and “Dimebag” Darrell (guitar), then known as Diamond Darrell, in 1981. Bassist Rex Brown then known as Rex Rocker would join in 1982, with vocalist Terry Glaze. In 1987 Phil Anselmo would become the group’s lead vocalist, completing the band’s most successful lineup that would remain together for 16 years. Pantera’s style changed by the late 1980s. The band subsequently became a key formulator of the post-thrash metal subgenre of groove metal. It would not be until nine years after forming that the band saw its first piece of commercial success in its 1990 major label debut, Cowboys from Hell. From there, Pantera became one of the most celebrated heavy metal bands of the 1990s. Despite the generally cold reception of the band’s first four albums from the 1980s, critics have lauded Pantera’s style thereafter; Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic.com states that “there was no greater metal band during the early to mid-1990s than Pantera.” The band has received accolades such as ranking 45th on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and fifth on MTV’s “Top 10 Greatest Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time.” ________________________________________ If ever words were spoken Painful and untrue I said I loved but I lied In my life All I wanted Was the keeping Of someone like you As it turns out Deeper within me Love was twisted and pointed at you Never ending pain
Video Rating: 4 / 5