Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PANTERA / Cowboys From Hell (1990)

Not as good as the brutal assault that the next album Vulgar Display of Power would be, this is nevertheless worthy of the Pantera name.  Anselmo has yet to exorcise all traces of that screech in his vocals that irritates my ears but the chug chug of the guitars gives me something to focus on besides it.  It has some guitar solos that don’t really go anywhere but nothing to make you cringe.  It was a step in the right direction but far from a classic.

Songs of Note: Cemetary Gates; Cowboys From Hell

3 punches to the gut out of 5

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