The Great Southern Trendkill [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Thankfully, Pantera has stopped attempting to outdo each successive album in terms of start-to-finish intensity, but that doesn't mean they don't try in spots. The Great Southern Trendkill is burdened with passages in which Phil Anselmo's vocals cross the line into histrionics, making the band's trademark intensity sound dull, forced, and theatrical rather than sincere. The lyrics, which reached their apex with Vulgar Display of Power's focus on personal politics and integrity, have degenerated into half-baked rants against drugs and pop-culture media. But Trendkill is partially redeemed by trading Pantera's usual pound-then-pound-harder approach to albums for a greater ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Thankfully, Pantera has stopped attempting to outdo each successive album in terms of start-to-finish intensity, but that doesn't mean they don't try in spots. The Great Southern Trendkill is burdened with passages in which Phil Anselmo's vocals cross the line into histrionics, making the band's trademark intensity sound dull, forced, and theatrical rather than sincere. The lyrics, which reached their apex with Vulgar Display of Power's focus on personal politics and integrity, have degenerated into half-baked rants against drugs and pop-culture media. But Trendkill is partially redeemed by trading Pantera's usual pound-then-pound-harder approach to albums for a greater variety of tempos and moods. Dimebag Darrell, while mostly sticking to his familiar riffing style, does coax some intriguing, unexpected sounds from his instrument. Ultimately, though, the ballads and slower tracks "10's," "Suicide Note, Pt. 1," and "Floods" provide the album's most chilling, memorable moments, and rank with their best material. Longtime Pantera fans will find plenty to enjoy here, and the band's expanding range bodes well, but overall, Trendkill is an inconsistent outing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075596190824
  • Catalog Number: 61908
  • Sales rank: 21,895

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pantera Primary Artist
Vinnie Paul Drums, Background Vocals
Phil Anselmo Vocals
Diamond Darrell Guitar, Background Vocals
Seth Putnam Voices
Rex Brown Bass, Background Vocals
Big Ross Keyboards
Technical Credits
Pantera Producer
Terry Date Producer, Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Vinnie Paul Producer, Engineer
Ulrich Wild Engineer
Jim De Barros Art Direction
Sterling Winfield Engineer
Aaron Barnes Engineer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from begining to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    amazing album by pantera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing album by pantera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Panteras best

    Pantera's best beside the last one reinventin the steel and vulgar display of power

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    From Heavy, to heavier, to heaviest, to heaviester (if that's a word)

    I've always liked Pantera more than Metallica becuase Metallica INVENTED thrash and they were indeed awesome but then they started "experimenting" and cut their hair. Whereas Pantera stayed metal all the way! Every album was heavier than the previous Pantera album. The great southern trendkill definitely keeps Pantera's oath. But let me warn you that it doesn't sound anything like Cowboys, Vulgar, and yes even Far Beyond. Dime's riffing, Rex's slaps, Vinnie's pounding, and Phil's voice all seemed to evolve heavier and more brutal than ever before, they still kept their power groove name they just put it on steroids this album, seriously, that's how heavy it is! I love it man! Pantera changed like Metallica did, but they changed for the better, this album came around when nu-metal came in fresh, but Pantera thought it still be better to just get heavier and they kept the title and people still dug it, I know I still do, Phil's voice still rambles in my head after the CD is finished... The underground in America, and Sandblasted skin, and Suicide Note Pt.2 are the songs I can't get enough of, and the melodic floods, 10s and Suicide Note Pt. 1 make you think, Dime's guitaring is brutal but at the same time you can tell it's still Dimebag playing (RIP brother)he hasn't completely changed or got slower and he still shreds your face off and didn't give up soloing like Kirk Hammett. BUY IT!!!! BUY IT!!!! BUY IT!!! Definitely buy it if you have the previous Pantera albums becuase if it's your first and then you buy the previous albums you'll be really confused!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Metal Sludge!

    One of Panteras better albums by far! "Drag the Waters" gives it the familiar Vulgar Display of Power edge to the album that all Pantera fans can enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It Floods Good Songs from Pantera

    Excellent Wrath! Pantera knows how to do angry metal. Especially "Suicide Note" is great. Part one is very very peaceful, a ballad. Part two is very fast and anger. This album blows your mind!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!!

    THIS POWERFULL CD REALLY PUTS AN END TO ALL THESE TREND BANDS OUT THERE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

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