Friday, June 22, 2018

Pantera - Power Metal (1987)

When I was 12, I saw Pantera on Beavis and Butthead, ran out and picked up Far Beyond Driven -- my first real exposure to extreme metal -- and seriously didn't know what the hell I was listening to. What I didn't know then was that before they assumed their final form, they'd put out four increasingly awesome albums of butt-rockin' cheese metal, of which Power Metal is the last. And just so we're perfectly clear, I'm no hater -- I love all of Pantera's albums aside from Reinventing the Steel -- I just figure that, due to the band's attempts to erase their own history, you might not be aware of this little slice of heavy metal heaven. R.I.P. Vinnie Paul.

Track listing:
1. Rock the World
2. Power Metal
3. We'll Meet Again
4. Over and Out
5. Proud to Be Loud
6. Down Below
7. Death Trap
8. Hard Ride
9. Burnnn!
10. P*S*T* 88

You say you want it loud
I'll never turn it down

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  1. This remains my favorite Pantera record -- a prime cut of 80s sleaze metal, and, to my mind, a lot more "dangerous" sounding than the confederate flag humping that came later. Give me the Anselmo that wasn't afraid to tease out his glorious mane.

  2. I swear to fucking gods, if I see another dude say except Reinventing the's fucking BRUTAL!!! Take your heads out of your asses. Also, pussy tight. Tonight.

  3. I never liked Pantera, but R.I.P.

  4. Gracias por compartirestá excelente música