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(1981 – 2003)

Pantera was an extremely popular metal band from Arlington, Texas, formed in 1981. Specifically, some fans consider them , , or an amalgamation of both (so called “power groove”, a term the band devised themselves). Emerging alongside influential classic thrash metal acts such as Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax, Pantera was a key formulator of the post-thrash subgenre of heavy metal music.

At the start of the career the style of Pantera’s image and sound was heavily influenced by bands like Kiss & Van Halen. At certain stages, Pantera drew more on the popular LA glam scene. The extent to how far Pantera took the glam image is one of many disputes among fans of heavy metal and those who discredit the band’s popularity to the 90s; however most of the material on the albums themselves were a contrast to typical glam metal formula. They released three albums during this stage before acquiring Razor White vocalist, Philip Anselmo from New Orleans. As soon as Anselmo joined the band the group took a noticable change in style and image with their Power Metal. The album shifted away from most of the glam image and focused mostly on the more respectable speed metal genre. This style would continue evolving for two years as Pantera drew on many more sources of influence within the metal scene.


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  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

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  • Unknowndarkgirl

    RIP Dimebag Darrell(

    30 Mar 6:53pm Reply
  • metaloly999

    Dimebag Darrel, I miss you so much.

    29 Mar 2:09am Reply
  • marcofun79

    4-ever Pantera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    29 Mar 12:21am Reply
  • wreath5

    If you like Pantera, you might enjoy [wreath] and their latest EP 'Embers'!

    23 Mar 7:20am Reply
  • FactoryConnor

    Happy 21st anniversary to Far Beyond Driven! \\m/

    22 Mar 2:54pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Runoflife My Dick On Your Mouth >> Immortal.

    21 Mar 4:30pm Reply
  • sangremuerto

    CriticalSwitch, мыло быть уверенным, обрыган? а насчет "зоны", "быдла" и всего остального, больше нечем ответить? вы товарищ эстет безусловно, наверно где-то в недрах своей библиотеке кровосток с чемоданом прячете. раз столь осведомлены о "тюремной эстетике". и с чего вы ребята вдруг по-русски заговорили.

    20 Mar 9:31am Reply
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  • sm0ok3

    Вот взяли и засрали драгоценный рупор бедному sangremuerto. Ничто не заменит эту утрату...

    19 Mar 9:48pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    @sangremuerto: Уверен, что ты не слышал и одного процента артистов из моей библиотеки, обрыган. Термин "петушиные" выдает в тебе быдло, прущееся по тюремной эстетике.

    19 Mar 6:13pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    vão procurar bucetas e parem de ficar com mimimi ninguém aqui tá preocupado em saber quais bandas que vc escuta.

    19 Mar 4:59pm Reply
  • sangremuerto

    sm0ok3 и CriticalSwitch, дебилы, в личке о голове машины могли бы поговорить. у тебя CriticalSwitch к слову вообще петушиные чарты, так что смешно даже, что заикаешься о "самой худшей грув команде".

    19 Mar 10:06am Reply
  • sangremuerto

    I have a question about the correct spelling(tagging) of a song Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath). it is written in the booklet as a Living Through Me (Hells' Wrath). which version is the correct?

    19 Mar 9:53am Reply
  • sm0ok3

    Yeah, FBD is certainly their best effort

    17 Mar 10:23am Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    I, on the other hand, gonna state that Pantera's Far Beyond Driven has got some really nice moments.

    17 Mar 6:15am Reply
  • sm0ok3

    Struck a nerve is a really good song from TMTC however) one of my favorites, but I still think that they tried to make the BME sound on it

    17 Mar 12:06am Reply
  • sm0ok3

    Your explanation sounded like you wanted to piss off the people who likes their stuff, a bad way of sharing tastes, don't u think so? And if u dont give a shit about that, u are a troll, not the one who makes a dispute.

    16 Mar 11:33pm Reply
  • CriticalSwitch

    Disputes about tastes are the most common, nothing wrong with that. And I didn't say "Pantera is shit and that's it", I gave a detailed explanation why I dislike them. TMTC wasn't about pretending to be second BME, the sound on TMTC is different, it's slower and heavier than their debut and even has some signs of sludge. It's like a fusion of groove metal and sludge, absolutely unique stuff.

    16 Mar 11:59am Reply
  • i_woke_up_dead

    "Your opinion is shit because the bands I've listed in my previous post are shit. So is Pantera." CriticalSwitch sure as shit makes a point.

    16 Mar 8:53am Reply
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