Anti - Pantera

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Created on: 17 Jan 2012
The second worst band ever...

Rednecks from the deep south and mainstream Metalheads listen up, Pantera is the worst Metal band after Opeth. If you’re a Pantera fan, you are probably running around to their music like a macho tough guy bellowing "F***ing Hostile!" or "Mouth For War!" But, in all truth, you should be screaming such tough and powerful song titles as "Heavy Metal Rules!" or "Proud to Be Loud!" Pantera is the most insincere and fake bunch of hipster, white trash grits that have ever graced my senses.

They were a bunch of glam dazed, sleazy cock-rockers. Just look at their names, "Rex" was "Rexx Rocker" and "Dimebag" was "Diamond". A Street name for marijuana? Nope, just a dude prancing around in some pretty jewellery who probably grooved to some Lynyrd Skynyrd in his trailer. Everyone knows Pantera altered their image because they are nothing more than a bunch of homophobic hipsters - who just want to put money and image above music - and were afraid to appear gay. Quite ironic, since it would be Pantera who you would have accused of being just that because after all, they were the ones smothering themselves in makeup, wearing flashy clothes, and making glam music. So, they dropped the glam names, got tattoos, and hit the tough guy, edgy, masculine attire. If that isn’t enough to convince you that your favorite heavy metal band is nothing but a bunch of pretty boy posers, then take a look at their early band pictures, album covers, and lyrics who are about as poetical and deep as Motley Crue.

Take me, take all of my love
Take me, I can give you so much
Only a heartbeat, only a heartbeat away
Only a heartbeat, only a heartbeat away

Doesn’t that just melt your heart you macho tough guy?

On top of that, they are a racist, homophobic band that advocates the use of drugs whom constantly reference being stoned / trashed while writing songs, probably because they have to be inebriated in some way to be creative. If taking drugs isn’t the first sign you’re a burnt out rockstar / complete dunderhead, then look at their unintelligent lyrics that refers to women in sexist manners: "Your girlfriend could have been a burn, victim, an amputee, a dead body. But god damn I wanted To f***" and “she let me taste that sugarhole and of course, I wanted more" It sounds to me they / Phil are admitting that they / he don't have any respect for women. Sex, drugs and terrible music.

And now onto the music content of Pantera in their “power groove-try-to-be-technical-but-end-up-a-basic rock-guitar-band." The bass is nothing to complicated, the drums are simple off beats mixed in with little variation in the double bass, basically a few bars get really lazy and reverse it , and I almost forgot to mention triggering. Rabid Pantera fanboys probably think Dimebag is considered one of the best guitarists in Metal, but he sure as hell does not ever play a lead break, and uses chromatic playing a lot in his song-writing. An example is “A New Level”, “Cowboys From Hell” and “New Love.”

Notice the chromatic ascends and descents in the following tabs:

So there we go, that's Panterrible. A career built on 2 chugging riffs that are designed to stay in your head for eternity and frustrate you with their simplicity (Walk, Cowboys From Hell), macho posturing juxtaposed with flamboyant posing and a sound borrowed from Exhorder and Metallica.


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  • Eternulen

    Panterrible is still a thing, amazing. XD

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jonowev

    This group is fucking Panterrible...

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Anybody who has two douches like Justin Bieber and Lil' Wayne on his side pic must be

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    Theres alot of People on lastfm are so ignorant that It's Pathetic...

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • HatredDefined

    Seriously, the group description is silly. For example, the first paragraph uses the band's early career as a sample for the entirety of it, and Anselmo's supposed guys know that lyrics do not necessarily represent musician's views, right?

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    pANTERa is ovrrated

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • HCDR666

    what the fuck is this shit?!

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Pushmajster

    I see what you did here. But still, Pantera is fun to listen, huehue.

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
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    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    So to conclude, Maiden helped formed generic and limited Metal genres such as Thrash and melodeath, no counterpoint as far as I know, only harmonize melodies in thirds and fifths, no neoclassical elements, the bass is just gallops with no arpeggios as far as I know and they have used the same vocal style throughout and the same progressive song structures since the 80s. Formulaic indeed.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    Now, back to the point my rant on Thrash and Nu Metal was to argue that Thrash ran out of ideas and borrow elements from Nu Metal - therefore making it more creative than Maiden, as almost every single Thrash Metal band was influenced by Maiden and Priest. But what makes them Maiden formulaic and limited? Mainly they removed the Blues out of Sabbath's sound with the help of Priest. Also, Iron Maiden is just as limited as Thrash, for example the harmonization of melodies are just as limited - thirds and fifths mainly - and if you add too much harmony and melody to Thrash it will end up like MeloDeath, where the harmonies and twin guitars are borrowed from guess who? Iron Maiden (see In Flames.) The biggest Groove Metal band, Thrash Metal and Death Metal all use a lot of chromatic playing - above I have shown Pantera's chromatic playing, Thrash Metal uses it plus Pentatonic, and Death Metal uses it plus minor. Thrash is the very limited genre stuck in between which stemmed from Maiden.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    Ahhhh Robo_Dobo. He was the idiot who thought Korn were not Sabbath influenced even though they use tritones, and made a sracastic comment (in reply) saying "Yeah, and Elvis Presley was very Metalcore influenced." I did not expect any more intelligence from a foolish troll.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Robo_Dobo

    Trash! Gone pick it up! Don't throw my heart awaaaaay, TRASH! gone pick it up! Don't throw my heart awaaaaay. TRASH, gone pick it up, don't throw my heart awayyyyyyyyyyyy... If you're cool you'll recognize it as New York Dolls, but hey I'm confident enough to say that line in my favor.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    (continued) And if you say Anthrax / Scott Ian were not influenced by Nu Metal, then why did he say System of A down's Toxicity was a Thrash Metal record?

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    There is no set rules for what Nu Metal is and isn't, since its an umbrella term for bands who generally mix non metal styles into Metal (except for those closely related such as Blues and Hardcore Punk.) If those Anthrax and Faith No More songs aren't Nu Metal then you sure as hell can't call Limp Bizkit, Korn's "Play Me," "All In the Family", "Wicked", "Cameltosis" etc. Nu Metal. If you are going to call it Rap Metal, then you may as well go all the way and call it Jungle Metal? If you say Sepultura's Roots isn't nu Metal influenced then you sure as hell can't call Soulfly or Ektomorf Nu Metal. If you say Kreator's 90s albums werem't Nu Metal influenced, then you sure as hell can't call Pitchshifter Nu Metal (lists them as mallcore on MA.) Obviously the Funk slap bass and chugging riffs on Death Angel's Act II and the heavy use of bass and treble mixed with groove laden riffs and an over-produced sound on testament's Demonic is not Nu-Metal influenced.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    V And Faith No More (one of Korn's major influences) had hit rap metal song called Epic released in 1990, and a Rap Metal tinged album released in April 1987 (Introduce Yourself.)

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    Trash logic: I (Trash) bash on every song that's easy to play, yet when it comes to Slipknot, I don't have any problem >>> Slipknot actually have some unique harmonies with lots of options, created by the low end shred of one guitar, backed up by the low end bass, mixed with ambient top end chords of another guitar. They don't often have leads (although they do have a solo on Pulse of the Maggots) but if they have leads they would sound like every other Metal band with dual guitar harmonies. Iron Maiden have much more repetitive harmonies in thirds, with very little counterpoint, and Pantera don't have much harmony at all due to abuse of the whammy bar. Plus look at Joey's drum solos, the stamina of the blasts, the variation (not just fast rolls / endless double bass) and the syncopation takes a lot more talent than Pantera or Maiden. Lots of mallcore pride in me, come at me bro.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    Trash logic: Listening to music because its fun make you a hipster. (See his comments about power metal in his PROUD group). >>> It makes you a Metal hipster, when was Metal ever about fun? It mainly focuses on negative emotions (anger, loneliness, grief, betrayal) and lyrical themes (no examples needed.) Therefore, it's hipster because it's independent from other Metal. If I wanted party music, there is much better electronic music out there.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    Trash logic: Bands that "increase technicality" are good unless I (Trash) don't like them then they are trend hopping hipsters (i.e. Spawn of Possession). >>> Tech Death is a trend, and the reasons of why I don't like them are clearly noted out in the PNTBAM group in the recent shouts.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Trash73

    Trash logic: Iron Maiden sucks because they stick to their formula but Korn are artistic geniuses. >>> Yes, which is why Thrash Metal eventually run out of ideas, and borrowed from Nu/Groove in Metal many of Thrash's 90s releases (Testament, Sepultura, Overkill, Kreator, Death Angel), plus God Hates Us All has a drop B tunings used by Slipknot also Vio-Lence members created a Nu-Metal album with Machine Head and Anthrax conveniently turned to Rap Metal with Public Enemy when the Nu Metal style was still big. Thrash Metal is a limited genre. If you slow it down, you end up with Groove Metal, and if you speed it up then you lose all the musicianship with the progressions and the melody (see Pleasure to Kill and Reign In Blood - which were quite a big influence to Death Metal.) I'd take creativity, but it's mainly a left hand vs. right hand side of the brain situation and I consider myself an creative artist (Korn) and not a person of repetition and logical songwriting of (Iron Maiden.)

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
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