Sound — 10
This is unarguibly the best metal band of the '90s. They have left a huge dent in the rock n' roll world. pantera definetly followed in Metallica's footsteps as the '80s ended semingly metal did until Pantera released they debut album Cowboys From Hell, in late 1990. That wasn't their only kick ass headbanging action filled album. They had many more to come. This CD basicly represents the very best of them and the '90s metal genre.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are very well thought out and are very complex in a heavy metal nature. Philip Anselmo is definetly one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists of all time. He is dedicated to kickin ass and taking names when he is singing. It is easy to sing like how he sings. But he cannot be matched, his voice is most truely an original one in the music industry.
Overall Impression — 8
Pantera the modern day heavy metal master band can only be compared to two heavy metal groups such as Slayer and obiously Metallica. Pantera has much respect for shreddin and that is why they do it so well in their music. But the true heart and soul of the band is within Vinnie and Dimebag. With out these brothers the band would be nothing. Just like if Van Halen didn't have Eddie and Alex. If this CD were stolen or lost I would buy 5 more copies, I already have 3 just in case something unfortunate happens to my precious Pantera's greatest hits CD.