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The preeminent metal band of the early to mid-'90s, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the '80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but passé. Loathe to admit it, the Texas band had in fact been one of those '80s metal bands, releasing fairly unsuccessful (and later disowned) glam-inspired music throughout much of the decade. The about-face came with the addition of vocalist Phil Anselmo, and the key turning point was the band's major-label debut, Cowboys from Hell (1990). Pantera's mainstream breakthrough came next with Vulgar Display of Power (1992), their second major-label album, which thrust the band to the forefront of the metal scene, alongside such veteran bands as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, as well as fellow up-and-comers Sepultura and White Zombie. By the time Pantera unleashed Far Beyond Driven (1994), after two long years of touring, they were the most popular metal band in the land: the new album debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 as its lead single, "I'm Broken," was getting massive airplay. At the height of their popularity and influence, Pantera began to self-destruct. Less than two months after the release of The Great Southern Trendkill (1996) -- an album ridden with allusions to drug abuse and personal destruction -- Anselmo overdosed on heroin after a homecoming concert in Texas, and as tensions rose between him and his fellow bandmembers, he began engaging with a growing list of side projects that kept him away from Pantera. A live album, Official Live: 101 Proof (1997), was compiled for release when it became evident that no new studio album was forthcoming any time soon. One final studio album did result, Reinventing the Steel (2000), but that was more or less it for the briefly reunited Pantera. The bandmembers once again went their sperate ways, forming such bands as Damageplan, Down, and Superjoint Ritual. The end of Pantera then became official on December 8, 2004, when guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on-stage by a deranged fan. This much-publicized murder shone the spotlight back on Pantera for an extended moment, and amid all of the emotional outpouring and tributes, a consensus arose: in retrospect, there was no greater metal band during the early to mid-'90s than Pantera, who inspired a legion of rabid fans and whose oft-termed "groove metal" style bucked all prevailing trends of the day -- from hair metal and grunge to nu-metal and rap-metal -- and remains singular to this day, as defined by the vocals of Anselmo as it is by the guitar of Dimebag. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Albums by
Pantera

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    Far Beyond Driven [20th Anniversary Edition]

    21 songs

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    Far Beyond Driven [20th Anniversary Edition]

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    Reinventing the Steel

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    Reinventing the Steel

    11 songs

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    The Great Southern Trendkill

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    Far Beyond Driven

    11 songs

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    Vulgar Display of Power

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    Cowboys from Hell

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    Far Beyond Bootleg - Live From Donington '94

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    Cowboys From Hell [3 Disc]

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    The Pantera Collection

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    Walk EP

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    Rhino Hi-Five: Pantera

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    Piss

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    Hole in the Sky

    28 songs

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    The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! [Bonus DVD]

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    Official Live: 101 Proof

    20 songs

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    Vulgar Display of Power [Deluxe Edition]

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    Cowboys from Hell [Bonus Disc]

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    1990-2000: A Decade of Domination

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    Pantera: Live in Moscow

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    Great Southern Trendkill [Bonus Disc]

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    Reinventing the Steel

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    Great Southern Trendkill

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Top Songs by
Pantera

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  2.   Cowboys From Hell
  3.   Walk
  4.   Cemetery Gates
  5.   Fucking Hostile
  6.   Mouth for War
  7.   This Love
  8.   5 Minutes Alone
  9.   Planet Caravan
  10.   Domination
  11.   The Great Southern Trendkill
  12.   Hollow
  13.   A New Level
  14.   The Art of Shredding
  15.   Slaughtered
  16.   I'm Broken
  17.   Drag the Waters
  18.   Goddamn Electric
  19.   Death Rattle
  20.   Regular People (Conceit)
  21.   By Demons Be Driven
  22.   Heresy
  23.   Strength Beyond Strength
  24.   Live in a Hole
  25.   No Good (Attack the Radical)
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