Vulgar Display of Power

Vulgar Display of Power

Music CD - 1992
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This album is a total raw display of heavy metal. There is no holding back in the lyrics or in the music. This includes A New Level and This Love.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : ATCO, p1992
Branch Call Number: PANTERA
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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Jer40
May 22, 2019

Pantera's most popular album; Their "Black Album", if you will.

"Vulgar Display of Power" was a groundbreaking album in how it helped push the genre of metal forward in its evolution back in the early 90s. The first half of the album is where the band honed their definitive power metal sound, after their first album, "Cowboys From Hell", that still had one foot in the thrash metal grave.

What I like best about this album is that Phil's lyrics weren't as negative as in later albums, and the band got more experimental with their sound.

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leftovercowboy
Oct 18, 2016

This, for my money, is one of the top 10 metal albums of all time! This album is built for damage, pure and simple. From beginning to end, even this album's "misteps" err on the side of heaviness and impact. Pantera WAS the metal band of the early to mid 90s, armed with an amazing trust in each other's technicality, a planet crushing heavy with warp drive speed in between to really even out a remarkable milestone of metal.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 26, 2014

As metal started to spawn endless subgenres in the 80s and 90s, Texan cowboy metalheads keep things simple: loud, fast, angry. This was metal to mosh and fight to and could appeal to alternative fans who liked the more metal-ish Seattle bands like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. The cover picture of a dude being punched in the effin' face sums it up pretty well. Along with "Far Beyond Driven," their signature album.

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