Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


4.5
superb

Review

by Mixiegirl USER (3 Reviews)
September 23rd, 2010 | 327 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Get your face punched in...

The cover of Vulgar Display of Power depicts a man getting his face punched in...how awesome! Pantera played crunching, heavy metal music, and has been rated by many music professionals as one of the top 50 heaviest albums of all time. Given its heavy description, it received a great deal of popular attention during its day, and excerpts were played as music introductions on MTV's Headbanger's Ball during the 90's.

Vulgar Display of Power is a superb example of heavy metal. It is full of crunching power chords, angry lyrics, and intense vocals. The opening song, "Mouth for War," is an upbeat, pulsating piece of anger and aggression, challenging the listener to battle. Dimebag Darrel's amazing intensity on the guitar combined with Phil Anselmo's growling vocals throughout the song set the pace for the entire album. In the last quarter of the song, the music is so driven and the vocals paced so well, the listener can't help moving to the music whether it's bang your head, jump, mosh, punch, or dance for that matter. The next song, "A New Level" is a similarly intense song that calls for "confidence and power," which leads to the "hit" single "Walk." "Walk" demonstrates another excellent paced song...its rhythm clearly is set to furiously "walk" or march. The entire bands maintains the march, while Anselmo rips through amazing lyrics. The next song of hate and destruction, "F*ing Hostile," continues to pull the listener through Anselmo's frantic, combative, and infuriated mind. The rest of the album continues forcefully and aggressively, ending in "Hollow," which allows Anselmo to demonstrate that he really can sing if he wants to. The song is about a friend who has slipped into a coma, and Anselmo uses the piece to express his vulnerable emotions along with his usual anger. Dimebag Darrel moves the song to a heavier space, followed by Phil Anselmo's roars.

Vulgar Display of Power is simply one of the best heavy metal albums of all time. If you are into metal, it is imperative that you are exposed to this album. From the cover art to the opening rip of "Mouth for War" to the last chords of "Hollow," this album is a superb example of amazingly combative music.


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BallsToTheWall
September 23rd 2010


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

RUN ON HOME BOY!!!! Hell yeah bro Pantera is the best metal band ever.

RIP DIME!!!!

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maidenpmcc
September 23rd 2010


1425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bloody awesome album.

Meatplow
September 23rd 2010


5524 Comments


Yeah, I still love this album and find myself singing to it every so often. Beastly riffs and vocals, good stuff.

Mixiegirl
September 23rd 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm glad you love them...and although this is extremely masculine music, I am, however, a chick who digs heavy metal.

Jesuslaves
September 23rd 2010


4658 Comments


1 2 3 4!! Almost everyday blablablablabla FUCKINGHOSTILE blablablablabla

I just wrote Fucking Hostile.

Mixiegirl
September 23rd 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Nope, Jesus, you didn't write it...Phil Anselmo did, but that's okay...we understand your confusion.

Mordecai.
September 23rd 2010


8282 Comments


fuck you suck jesuslaves.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2010


21577 Comments


Nice review, pos'd!

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2010


28810 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

RIP DIME

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Intothepit
September 23rd 2010


2367 Comments


Jesuslaves needs to be taken out back and beaten with a wet burlap sack filled with staplers.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2010


28810 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

racist staplers.*

Phrike
September 23rd 2010


1691 Comments


jesuslaves how dare you

Apollo
September 23rd 2010


10373 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Jesuslaves proves yet again how retarded he is.

inb4 'go back to liking nu-mehtulz and why weren't you aborted'

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2010


28810 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

racist republican staplers.

BigHans
September 23rd 2010


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hey Academy......................




RIP DIME BRO

scissorlocked
September 23rd 2010


3511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Never again the cover of an album told so much about the album itself

Here's a pos for a good second review

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BigHans
September 23rd 2010


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

One of the top 5 manliest albums ever.

BallsToTheWall
September 23rd 2010


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So manly it hurts.

IF YOU HEAR ME UP THERE DIME GRANT ME THE POWERS OF SHREDDING. RIP BRO IMA MISS YOU.

Mixiegirl
September 23rd 2010


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yay...guys, would it freak you out if I told you my favorite color is pink?

BigHans
September 23rd 2010


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well, if you're a girl that isnt exactly outlandish.



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