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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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  • bassius

    Power Metal sure... but the rest fuck no.

    Yesterday 8:48am Reply
  • nevershoutn

    V no

    Yesterday 4:00am Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Glam metal pantera is the best Pantera. [2]

    Yesterday 3:41am Reply
  • nevershoutn

    i like avenged sevenfold and i like pantera am i a true headbanger???

    14 Apr 12:48am Reply
  • KrossPoison

    Pantera are my favorite band and I don't have a problem if people don't like them. Can't say I've come across anyone who has a different attitude to me about them.

    13 Apr 3:07pm Reply
  • nnnienke

    Hail \m/

    3 Apr 11:19pm Reply
  • naturefirst

    Pantera rules ever !

    3 Apr 7:14am Reply
  • bassius

    Power Metal is so fucking badass. Why in the world would they disown such a classic?

    3 Apr 5:30am Reply
  • naturefirst

    whatever yes .

    2 Apr 6:31pm Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    8=====D

    1 Apr 4:39pm Reply
  • VasTell

    Glam metal pantera is the best Pantera.

    30 Mar 3:08pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    Domination is hands down one of the best metalcore songs ever. That breakdown slays.

    30 Mar 8:40am Reply
  • Amurpo

    overrated? stupid ppl word

    26 Mar 4:44pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    www.getalife.net/download.php

    23 Mar 5:10pm Reply
  • Nelvaan

    V Cool assessment, speak of taking things too seriously. This is what happens when you spend too much time on the internet.

    22 Mar 7:55pm Reply
  • Considerables

    All joking aside, here is the honest truth about Pantera and the majority of their fans. I really could not give a shit about the whole true vs non true metal thing - but despite this Pantera are a joke that people take too seriously. They started of as a glam band, but as soon as the scene died they jumped ship. After that they reinvented their selves as a "true" metal band and denied all connections as a glam band in order to come across as "true" as possible. What's funny about this is that the plan worked and Pantera will forever be known as "true" metal bastions. I have heard people call Pantera "the heaviest most brutal band in the world", I have seen Pantera fans attack people for not liking Pantera, calling them "pouseres". Can you see the irony in that? Also don't get me started on the mind numbing music and how the have influenced a plethora of mediocre bands. Metalheads world wide hail Pantera as Legends, the truth is they are vastly overrated.[2] The truth has been spoken.

    22 Mar 3:07am Reply
  • Eternulen

    All joking aside, here is the honest truth about Pantera and the majority of their fans. I really could not give a shit about the whole true vs non true metal thing - but despite this Pantera are a joke that people take too seriously. They started of as a glam band, but as soon as the scene died they jumped ship. After that they reinvented their selves as a "true" metal band and denied all connections as a glam band in order to come across as "true" as possible. What's funny about this is that the plan worked and Pantera will forever be known as "true" metal bastions. I have heard people call Pantera "the heaviest most brutal band in the world", I have seen Pantera fans attack people for not liking Pantera, calling them "pouseres". Can you see the irony in that? Also don't get me started on the mind numbing music and how the have influenced a plethora of mediocre bands. Metalheads world wide hail Pantera as Legends, the truth is they are vastly overrated.

    21 Mar 6:31pm Reply
  • nevershoutn

    be yourself, by yourself

    21 Mar 1:16am Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Неужели я скоро увижу Фила...

    18 Mar 9:43pm Reply
  • alchemist_os

    @lNX4: Ok.

    18 Mar 4:43pm Reply
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