Favorite Pantera Song – Readers Poll
Pantera went on hiatus in 2001 after completing the promotion of their 'Reinventing the Steel' album and officially split in 2003, but all hopes of a reunion were dashed with the death of Dimebag Darrell onstage on Dec. 8, 2004 when a deranged fan went on a shooting rampage. As we reflect on Pantera's career, there's no denying their importance in the history of metal and this Readers Poll asks which of their songs is your favorite.
Pantera kicked off their career in 1983 with the 'Metal Magic' but didn't really start making inroads until 1985's 'I Am the Night' album, which featured the song 'Hot and Heavy.' 1988's 'Power Metal,' the band's first with Phil Anselmo on vocals, gave us 'Rock the World.' But they finally made their breakthrough with 1990's 'Cowboys From Hell,' which spawned such favorites as 'Cowboys From Hell,' 'Cemetery Gates' and 'Psycho Holiday.'
In 1992, 'Vulgar Display of Power' only added to their legacy with 'Mouth for War,' 'This Love,' 'Hollow' and 'Walk.' The 2012 updated version of the disc also spawned the single 'Piss.' The 'Far Beyond Driven' album featured 'I'm Broken,' 'Planet Caravan,' '5 Minutes Alone' and 'Becoming.' And in 1996, they dropped 'The Great Southern Trendkill' on fans. 'Drag the Waters,' 'Suicide Note, Pt. 1' and 'Floods' all struck a chord with listeners. They finished off their '90s output with 'Official Live: 101 Proof' that yielded the single 'Where You Come From.'
The next decade only featured one album, but what an album it was. 'Reinventing the Steel' arrived in 2000 with such standouts as 'Revolution Is My Name,' 'Goddamn Electric' and 'I'll Cast a Shadow.'
That's an impressive collection of songs from Pantera. Now comes the hard part. Vote for your favorite track in the Readers Poll below.