Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


5.0
classic

Review

by SOUNDOFF USER (5 Reviews)
June 17th, 2010 | 48 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you are a man with man parts, this is the record for you.

Heavy metal is awesome. I myself went through a phase where I listened to guys who didn't play heavy metal, and after revisiting Pantera's undisputed magnum opus Vulgar Display of Power, I see the error in my ways.

In case you didn't know about Pantera, even after RIP DIME, allow me to give some band history: Pantera was four Texas homeboys who loved bitches, beer, and bustin' nuts (AKA playing metal). They also loved shredding and rocking hard. And fights. So like Thurston Moore wrote about how indie he was, and Bob Dylan wrote about how war is bad *cough*ARMY reject*cough* and how King Buzzo wrote about HANDCUFF WID SPESHUL KEYS, the four horsemen of Pantera wrote about beer and fights and hard shredding.

The album starts with Mouth For War, and from the getgo, you can tell that these guys are groovy, hard rockers with more testosterone than Danny Bonaduce, but with bigger balls. Every song on the album is heavier than Billy Milano (who's the fattest guy in thrash for those who are clueless), even the "ballad" This Love, which, despite its obvious attempts at showing a girlier, more sensitive side to the hard Texans, is still heavier than John Candy, and packs a punch mightier than Thor's hammer.

And not only are they heavier than Chris Farley, but they can play. And sing. Sir Philip Anselmo (recently declared a Knight by the Queen of England) wails like John Belushi overdosing, and he sounds tough. You can hear the sweat and blood and power in his pipes. Despite his total douchiness, he is cooler than all of us. The late Dimebag Darrell (RIP DIME) can shred like Malmsteen and groove like Frusciante, and despite getting shot down by a queer, he is also cooler than all. RIP DIME. Rex Brown plays bass on this record, and even though it's inaudible on the surface, if you really listen, you can hear his groovy beastliness beneath all the wails and shreddings. And the drummer, Vinnie "The Rock" Paul, drums like a drummer boy at the battle of the Alamo. If you don't get it, you're stupid, and it's metal.

So in short, this album may be the best album ever.

RIP DIME


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ShadowRemains
June 17th 2010


21042 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice review, fuck you greenman

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Relinquished
June 17th 2010


25187 Comments


YOU KEEP THIS LOVE

scissorlocked
June 17th 2010


3511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hehe this is maybe the metallest metal album

Pure metal

Up the irons

hell yeah

Digging: Traumprinz - All The Things

Dryden
June 17th 2010


12928 Comments


TATEHARARAAHAHARAAAHAHA RAGAGAARAH LOOVE ARAARAHARAAA

^end of the song

focksy
June 17th 2010


437 Comments


eliminator review

Counterfeit
June 17th 2010


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I loved this.

Dryden
June 17th 2010


12928 Comments


hi foxxxy how have u been

scissorlocked
June 17th 2010


3511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Walk is a fucking anthem

ShadowRemains
June 17th 2010


21042 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

duh-duhdahdahduh

Dryden
June 17th 2010


12928 Comments


respect it

scissorlocked
June 17th 2010


3511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ARE YOU TALKING TO MEEEE????

Emim
June 17th 2010


26646 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

WALK ON HOME, BOY!

chug chug chug chug

Great review with great name dropping.

KILL
June 17th 2010


71957 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good review again

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Mordecai.
June 17th 2010


8279 Comments


RIP DIME RIP DIME RIP DIME
RIP DIME
RIP DIME
RIP DIME
RIP DIME RIP DIME RIP DIME

focksy
June 17th 2010


437 Comments


sup dryden im good, been busy hbu

BallsToTheWall
June 17th 2010


44607 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

RIP DIME I'LL MISS YOU BRO.

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Tits McGee
June 17th 2010


1876 Comments


i am amzed by the vulgar display of reviewing in this review

Smalley
June 17th 2010


108 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fun review, pos'd.

ThePalestMexican
June 17th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sir Phil Anselmo?
I'm smelling a power metal album

Meatplow
June 18th 2010


5524 Comments


Rex Brown plays bass on this record, and even though it's inaudible on the surface, if you really listen, you can hear his groovy beastliness beneath all the wails and shreddings.


rofl



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