like a much loved wifebeater vest, this album has a few holes in it but contains enough
memories of vicious spousal abuse and long afternoons spent in police custody to make it
worth returning to time and time again
'The Great Southern Trendkill' has always been my favorite Pantera album, as it displays the band at both their heaviest and their most emotional. "Floods" and "Suicide Note" are particularly the best tracks.
Possibly Pantera's most eclectic album with a sound different from the rest of their albums yet still maintaining classic Pantera. For my money, their best. This album has some of the best riffs, most touching moments and best displays of musicianship of any of Pantera's albums. "Floods" is almost reason enough for the 5 itself!
The Great Southern Trendkill does feel like it's at least trying to live up to its name by changing the Pantera sound and formula up a bit. However, this proves to be a choice that, much like Far Beyond Driven, delivers little more than a mixed bag. Songs like "Floods" and "Living Through Me (Hells' Wrath)" all do well to satisfy the listener but it also has a rough, at times lazy feel to it. Whether intentional or not, it's tough to feel satisfied for an entire track and thus, the album simply feels, for lack of a better word, incomplete.
This probably being the first Pantera album that has really caught my attention. And is hands down my fav. Pantera album. The opener is killer with the titled track "The Great Southern Trendkill." And Phils hillish scream to open that song with. I thank this album for introducing me into much harder music. This is a solid album. But many people disagree with me, that this is Pantera's strongest album. It has both Suice Note Pt. I and II. And don't forget about Floods.