72 Songs, 5 Hours, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As a definitive metal band of the '90s, Pantera starts its Complete Collection with 1990’s Cowboys from Hell and follows through with 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power, 1994’s Far from Driven, 1996’s The Great Southern Trendkill, and 2000’s Reinventing the Steel. This Collection is completed with the 1997 live album Official Live: 101 Proof. Of course, hardcore fans will note the decision to omit 1988’s Power Metal album, which—unlike the three albums before it (Metal Magic, Projects in the Jungle, and I Am the Night)—at least sounded like the group Pantera became on these later studio albums. But Cowboys from Hell was the album on which Diamond Darrell became Dimebag Darrell and Phil Anselmo unquestionably found his voice. Like other official collections, Pantera’s Complete Collection features the original albums and nothing more. No bonus tracks, no b-sides, no rarities: just the original studio albums as they were meant to be. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

As a definitive metal band of the '90s, Pantera starts its Complete Collection with 1990’s Cowboys from Hell and follows through with 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power, 1994’s Far from Driven, 1996’s The Great Southern Trendkill, and 2000’s Reinventing the Steel. This Collection is completed with the 1997 live album Official Live: 101 Proof. Of course, hardcore fans will note the decision to omit 1988’s Power Metal album, which—unlike the three albums before it (Metal Magic, Projects in the Jungle, and I Am the Night)—at least sounded like the group Pantera became on these later studio albums. But Cowboys from Hell was the album on which Diamond Darrell became Dimebag Darrell and Phil Anselmo unquestionably found his voice. Like other official collections, Pantera’s Complete Collection features the original albums and nothing more. No bonus tracks, no b-sides, no rarities: just the original studio albums as they were meant to be. 

TITLE TIME PRICE
Cowboys from Hell
7:02 $1.29
2:13 $1.29
5:19 $1.29
4:46 $1.29
4:03 $1.29
5:05 $1.29
3:21 $1.29
5:16 $1.29
5:15 $1.29
5:09 $1.29
5:47 $1.29
4:18 $1.29
Vulgar Display of Power
3:57 $1.29
3:57 $1.29
5:15 $1.29
2:48 $1.29
6:33 $1.29
4:36 $1.29
4:49 $1.29
5:00 $1.29
5:27 $1.29
4:40 $1.29
5:45 $1.29
Far Beyond Driven
3:38 $1.29
3:05 $1.29
5:47 $1.29
4:24 $1.29
2:52 $1.29
7:01 $1.29
3:57 $1.29
4:03 $1.29
6:05 $1.29
5:36 $1.29
4:51 $1.29
5:01 $1.29
The Great Southern Trendkill
3:46 $1.29
4:53 $1.29
4:55 $1.29
4:49 $1.29
3:37 $1.29
4:44 $1.29
4:19 $1.29
4:50 $1.29
6:59 $1.29
4:33 $1.29
5:39 $1.29
Reinventing the Steel
5:15 $1.29
4:13 $1.29
3:44 $1.29
3:17 $1.29
2:40 $1.29
4:56 $1.29
4:19 $1.29
3:45 $1.29
6:21 $1.29
5:24 $1.29
Official Live: 101 Proof
3:59 $1.29
4:24 $1.29
5:50 $1.29
5:36 $1.29
4:29 $1.29
4:20 $1.29
3:37 $1.29
3:43 $1.29
6:57 $1.29
4:26 $1.29
4:35 $1.29
7:53 $1.29
3:56 $1.29
5:11 $1.29
2:16 $1.29
5:21 $1.29

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5

22 Ratings

Go buy at a store

Holy Jesus!,

I hate to use the rating system this way, but the price is way to much. A physical copy of this collection goes around 15-20 dollars (I know since I bought it at best buy). Love the music, but geez this is way overpriced.

"Far FROM Driven" Hahaha

hevymetal30,

Come on iTunes get it right, it's "Far BEYOND Driven!" In the iTunes Editors' Notes, it says, Far FROM Driven, which is Far FROM Right! And another thing, this statement in the iTunes Editors' Notes states, "Of course, hardcore fans will note the decision to omit 1988's Power Metal album" is fkn crazy! That's one of the hottest albums they recorded, haha, you just can't get it! iTunes of course, can't get it! Man who writes these reviews? I'm not reading them anymore!

About Pantera

The preeminent metal band of the early to mid-'90s, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the '80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but passé. Loathe to admit it, the Texas band had in fact been one of those '80s metal bands, releasing fairly unsuccessful (and later disowned) glam-inspired music throughout much of the decade. The about-face came with the addition of vocalist Phil Anselmo, and the key turning point was the band's major-label debut, Cowboys from Hell (1990). Pantera's mainstream breakthrough came next with Vulgar Display of Power (1992), their second major-label album, which thrust the band to the forefront of the metal scene, alongside such veteran bands as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, as well as fellow up-and-comers Sepultura and White Zombie. By the time Pantera unleashed Far Beyond Driven (1994), after two long years of touring, they were the most popular metal band in the land: the new album debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 as its lead single, "I'm Broken," was getting massive airplay.

At the height of their popularity and influence, Pantera began to self-destruct. Less than two months after the release of The Great Southern Trendkill (1996) -- an album ridden with allusions to drug abuse and personal destruction -- Anselmo overdosed on heroin after a homecoming concert in Texas, and as tensions rose between him and his fellow bandmembers, he began engaging with a growing list of side projects that kept him away from Pantera. A live album, Official Live: 101 Proof (1997), was compiled for release when it became evident that no new studio album was forthcoming any time soon. One final studio album did result, Reinventing the Steel (2000), but that was more or less it for the briefly reunited Pantera. The bandmembers once again went their sperate ways, forming such bands as Damageplan, Down, and Superjoint Ritual.

The end of Pantera then became official on December 8, 2004, when guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on-stage by a deranged fan. This much-publicized murder shone the spotlight back on Pantera for an extended moment, and amid all of the emotional outpouring and tributes, a consensus arose: in retrospect, there was no greater metal band during the early to mid-'90s than Pantera, who inspired a legion of rabid fans and whose oft-termed "groove metal" style bucked all prevailing trends of the day -- from hair metal and grunge to nu-metal and rap-metal -- and remains singular to this day, as defined by the vocals of Anselmo as it is by the guitar of Dimebag. ~ Jason Birchmeier

  • ORIGIN
    Arlington, TX
  • GENRE
    Metal
  • FORMED
    1982

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