Tuesday, July 24, 2012
PANTERA's 'Cowboys From Hell': 22 YEARS STRONG!
22 years ago, when Pantera released their legendary major label debut album 'Cowboys From Hell', everyone was caught by surprise to the fury displayed by the Pantera boys. As we all know, Pantera started as a glam band and with 'Cowboys From Hell' (released on July 3, 1990) they clearly left that part of their career behind, and single-handedly reinvented the steel! 22 years later, it is very hard to imagine the Heavy Metal scene being what it is today, without Pantera's 'Cowboys From Hell'.
'Cowboys From Hell' contains Heavy Metal classics such as their anthem "Cowboys From Hell", "Domination", "Primal Concrete Sledge" and "Cemetery Gates". This album also gave Pantera the exposure they needed, and took them from playing small clubs to playing the "Monsters of Rock" festival in Russia in front of 1 million people. That night they outplayed Metallica, AC/DC and Aerosmith. It was evident that Pantera were ready for World Domination!
The legacy that Phil Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell Abbott (RIP), Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown created, is to this day untouched, unmatched, unscarred by trials! CFH is defined as a new level of confidence and power that has influenced millions of musicians worldwide! We salute Pantera for their amazing album 'Cowboys From Hell' and lets all have a couple of black tooth's this weekend, in memory of our brother in Metal Dimebag Darrell!
Official Pantera site