It’s amazing how Pantera changes on each album but stay very heavy. From the oprah-vocaled melodic Cowboys to their last effort Reinventing the Steel, this band stays very true to the heavy music. I personally rank Reinventing the Steel just under Vulgar Display of Power as their best album. RTS is slower then Southern Trendkill and Far Beyond Driven but more hard-riff orientated. Songs #9 and #10 are absolutely stunning and literally cap off Pantera’s quality career. Phil Anselmo’s vocals are more brutal on this album as opposed to the squeeling screams that dominated Far Beyond Driven. If you want a fundamentally sound, American hard metal album – buy Reinventing the Steel and Vulgar Display of Power. You will not be disappointed.