josebach wrote: Dan Lambskin wrote:
"_ _ _ _ _ _ Hostile" by Pantera is a good one
Their lyrics were awesome, weren't they?
"Are you talking to me? Nooooooo way, punk!!!!!"
That was "Walk", not ******* Hostile.
Sorry, didn't mean to bag on your favorite album.
I guess I just have an axe to grind with Pantera because 1) they suck and 2) the metal station I listen to on Sirius is totally and completely on Pantera's nuts. Every half hour I've gotta hear some dumb Pantera song. Same story with Iron Maiden. Give me a break with the crappy metal please.
Sepultura on the other hand.. them I like very much.
From what I've seen, it's kind of odd to see a metalhead who doesn't like Pantera. In a way, they shaped the direction for death metal (although a number of other bands were more influential than Pantera) and nu metal bands thereafter tried to marry Pantera's style to their music (and most of them bastardized it).
Personally, I thought Vulgar Display of Power was Pantera's best only because of the first 6 songs on the album along with By Demons Be Driven and Hollow (the rest was forgettable in my opinion). Far Beyond Driven was Pantera at its finest in my opinion from start to finish. A little less thrashy, but it pushed the ante on how hard and heavy could be played without being as tedious as say Great Southern Trendkill (which sounded weird with all the all-out grooves even though Trendkill had a couple of good songs). Cowboys From Hell was Pantera at its thrashiest and though not the band's best effort, it produced a few classics (i.e. CFH, Cemetery Gates, Domination).
I think it's also odd you don't like Iron Maiden because a good deal of metalheads seem to have great affinity for Maiden, seeing how NWOBHM had a great influence on Thrash metal (and later, Scandinavian black metal). I do agree to some extent with you, as Maiden's prime really came in The Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, and Powerslave. I wasn't too keen when they went all-out progressive with Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (though a good album in its own right). Like Lambskin said, to each his own.