I heard this morning about what happened to Dimebag, and found myself stifling tears. Its so appalling that someone could be hateful enough to destroy one of the greatest musicians of all time, and then, as if that wasn’t enough, turn on the innocent and punish them. I’m actually glad they killed him.
Bob and Mark from the rock station here gave Dimebag a rightful farewell, playing Cemetary Gates in his honor. Then Beavis and Butt-head called in to give their condolences.
As for the album, its no Vulgar Display or Cowboys from Hell, but in no way is it a bad one. The best songs are the title track (great album opener, heavy as hell) The Underground in America (awesome riff, awesome lyrics, awesome solo) and Suicide Note Pt 1 (good acoustic song, the 2nd best ballad they ever did, Cemetary Gates obviously being the best). The only songs I don’t really like are Suicide Note Pt 2 (WAY overdone) and Sandblasted Skin (too much distortion, can’t hardly hear it).
My prayers go out to Vinnie Paul, the other members of Damage Plan, the Abbott family, and the families of everyone else who was hurt or worse during last night’s tragedy. Dimebag, you are, were and will always be remembered as one of the rockinest guitar dudes ever… and you will be sorely missed.
RIP Dimebag Darrell, (…). Your fans love you.