Sunday, September 17, 2006

Number 815 - Pantera

Number 815



Genre:Hard Rock
Be warned! This music is not for the faint hearted ok? If your quite happy singing to Beatles tunes and whistling Abba, then move along, nothing to see here.
For the musically challanged we have much to discuss.
Fist question is why Pantera is in The Definitive 1000 Songs?
Why? Because the fragging song rocks, thats why, its guitaring and down right eeriness make this an instant classic. Put away the predjudice about metal and scream thrash and you will see why.
"By the time
Pantera unleashed Far Beyond Driven in 1994, they were the most popular metal band in the land, as the frenzy surrounding that Billboard chart-topping album testified. However, the band began to self-destruct around this same time as well. Drug abuse certainly played a role, with lead vocalist Phil Anselmo ODing on heroin at one point, for instance, and tensions within the band also playing a role in its ultimate, acrimonious dissolution. The final nail in Pantera's coffin came during the early to mid-2000s, when Anselmo began engaging himself in a multitude of side projects and when, very sadly, guitarist Dimebag Darrell was bizarrely murdered on-stage in late 2004. This much-publicized murder shone the spotlight back on Pantera for a brief moment, and amid all of the emotional outpours and media commentary, a consensus arose: Pantera had indeed been a landmark band, somewhat undervalued during their reign, with practically every contemporary metal band of the time openly paying tribute to their legacy"
After Pantera............
"Following the release of their debut album, New Found Power, and some club shows, Damageplan met a tragic end on December 7, 2004. That night -- 24 years after John Lennon's shooting to the day! -- a homicidal fan shot Dimebag at a small club show in Columbus, OH. The band hadn't gotten more than a song into its show before the murderer breached security, jumped on-stage, and shot the guitarist numerous times at point blank, murdering a few others in the process. The tragedy was big news in the States, grabbing headlines everywhere the day afterward. For a sad moment that day, the spotlight shone once again on Pantera, arguably the greatest metal band of the '90s and, no doubt, one of the greatest and most influential metal bands ever."
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (To loud for us man) and the Album ranked at Number (Please dont shove a copy of R.S up Nathan Gale's ass)
This song has a total rating of 63.3 out of 108
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