Pantera - Cowboys From Hell


8.7 | 1336 votes |
Release date: 3 July 1990
Style: Groove thrash metal

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Disc I
01. Cowboys From Hell
02. Primal Concrete Sledge
03. Psycho Holiday
04. Heresy
05. Cemetery Gates
06. Domination
07. Shattered
08. Clash With Reality
09. Medicine Man
10. Message In Blood
11. The Sleep
12. The Art Of Shredding

Disc II [expanded and deluxe edition bonus]
[Live Foundations Forum (1990)]
01. Domination
02. Psycho Holiday
03. The Art Of Shredding
04. Cowboys From Hell
05. Cemetery Gates
06. Primal Concrete Sledge
07. Heresy

[Alive And Hostile EP]
08. Domination
09. Primal Concrete Sledge
10. Cowboys From Hell
11. Heresy
12. Psycho Holiday

Disc III [Cowboys From Hell: The Demos] [deluxe edition bonus]
01. The Will To Survive
02. Shattered
03. Cowboys From Hell
04. Heresy
05. Cemetery Gates
06. Psycho Holiday
07. Medicine Man
08. Message In Blood
09. Domination
10. The Sleep
11. The Art Of Shredding

Top 20 albums of 1990: 7
Top 200 albums of all time: 179

Line-up
Phil Anselmo - vocals
Dimebag Darrell - guitars
Vinnie Paul - drums
Rex Brown - bass

Additional info
Remastered and re-released by Rhino Entertainment as an expanded edition and deluxe edition.

Guest review by
K†ulu
Rating:
9.5
I have never listened to the pre-Cowboys Pantera. I don't know if it's for the good or for the bad, but I'm a most happy person to have listened to this piece of Thrash metal. I just can't get enough of this record. After listening to the headliners like Slayer, Metallica and Megadeth etc, Cowboys From Hell made me look at Thrash metal with a new, refreshed mentality. The guys from Pantera created something which was quite different from the traditional Thrash, yet at the same time as true as it could be. What else can I say? This album just makes the Big Four sound generic. Just kidding, but still the whole album is a good quality original Thrash metal release.

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08.12.2013 - 16:57
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Largely filler and a few good tracks.
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17.12.2013 - 00:24
Rating: 10
Jiri
I ain't hearing the filler, peeps.
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16.02.2014 - 23:25
Rating: 7
pkillerjp
There is some filler definitely but some of Dime's best riffs appear on this album. Cemetery Gates maybe their best song. At least this site isn't like metal archives, where the take the elitist persona and trash everything this band wrote, silly elitists, haha.
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18.02.2014 - 18:32
Rating: 7
pkillerjp
Written by deadone on 16.02.2014 at 23:47

I never understood Pantera hate.


It became cool to hate them I guess, and the major problem with metal fans, is some will hate a band because they become "too popular". It's an immature and almost psychotic trait, because they then dig out other bands of less talent and listening enjoyment and elevate them to horribly exaggerated heights. Dime was a hell of a guitarist, one of kind and everyone else in the band is above average talent wise as well. They definitely were cheesy with the tough guy posturing and white trashy at times, but that's part of the persona. Pantera have at least 2 or 3 albums that have kick ass riffs and great songwriting all over them. Slam a beer, down a shot, and enjoy.
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18.02.2014 - 23:54
Vombatus
Potorro
Nowadays, looks like everytime you dislike or hate a band/album is coz it's "cool" to do so. Yep, real deep thinking put into such argumentation (and I'm talking about music in general).


As for Pantera, typical big band I never cared for. Listen a few things, but never appealed to me.
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21.02.2014 - 19:07
Rating: 7
pkillerjp
Written by Vombatus on 18.02.2014 at 23:54

Nowadays, looks like everytime you dislike or hate a band/album is coz it's "cool" to do so. Yep, real deep thinking put into such argumentation (and I'm talking about music in general).


As for Pantera, typical big band I never cared for. Listen a few things, but never appealed to me.


I disagree. You have it reversed- it's actually every time you say you like a great well known band, you get some weirdo telling you they suck and go check out this -----insert name of really crappy underground band with half the talent of the well known act..it's always amusing though...if you don't like Pantera that's fine, just do not try and tell their fans that a 3rd tier Dark Throne rip off from Scandinavia is so much better, it's insulting and just plain odd. I'll take my Pantera, Slayer, Judas Priest, Metallica, and Mercyful Fate's any day...sorry their well known and "big" for a reason.
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21.02.2014 - 20:09
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by pkillerjp on 21.02.2014 at 19:07

I disagree. You have it reversed- it's actually every time you say you like a great well known band, you get some weirdo telling you they suck and go check out this -----insert name of really crappy underground band with half the talent of the well known act..it's always amusing though...if you don't like Pantera that's fine, just do not try and tell their fans that a 3rd tier Dark Throne rip off from Scandinavia is so much better, it's insulting and just plain odd. I'll take my Pantera, Slayer, Judas Priest, Metallica, and Mercyful Fate's any day...sorry their well known and "big" for a reason.


It's not one way or another, except if you're dumb enough to think you are always right. Yes, some people will criticize mainstream bands and favor the underground. But the contrary is also very true (as you are just proving yourself). I personally never saw someone comparing random Darkclone with Pantera and if they did, I agree it's quite stupid. However, the amount of times people whine coz someone doesn't like their favorite mainstream band is quite appalling (most recent case over here on MS is that amusing Behemoth review...).

Personally I'm not into "old vs. new" or "underground vs. mainstream" debates coz I like stuff in any of the categories, all of which have their fair share of brilliance and crap. And I'm no longer a 12 years old that doesn't have anything better to do than tell other people my musical tastes are superior, or get offended by such things. Just have to grow up, man.
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27.04.2014 - 14:14
Rating: 10
_deepblack
One the weirdest bands ever and greatest
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12.02.2017 - 20:44
Rating: 8
anathema_1977
Excellent 1st half, I seldomly make it through the entire 2nd one though. That said, it remains a Thrash classic.
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