Me

No User

You must log in to access your account.

Vulgar Display of Power

Vulgar Display of Power thumbnail

Best Offer

$6.23

Reviews

Average Rating
★★★★½
(289 Reviews)

Metal Album Reviews See All →

  • Usually I don’t waste my time responding to the idiots who post inflammatory reviews to get noticed but on the off-chance that said idiot was too young when this album came out, I’d like to take them back to 1992. It was a time of great optimism and weariness. A Bush was leaving the White House, Bubba was going in. Ruby Ridge, Somalia, grunge, Starbucks as a household name, “A Few Good Men”, blah blah blah.
    A band called Pantera released an album called “Vulgar Display Of Power” that shocked critics by debuting at number 1 on the Billboard charts. VDOP wasn’t the *first* heavy metal album to chart at no. 1 (that distinction goes to “Slave To The Grind” by Skid Row) but it certainly *was* the heaviest. This might not seem like a big deal in these days of nu-metal where any bunch of wiggers in cargo pants and backwards baseball caps can record an aggro-rap album.
    The surprising thing about VDOP is that it has no obvious radio singles. Great songs yes, but no novelty songs, nothing that your grandmother will find herself humming along to, nothing that your Britney Spears listening friends will like. It’s just a great album that was screaming to get recognized in a market that was becoming saturated with ‘grunge’ rock.
    I love this album to death. “Mouth For War” and “This Love” are absolutely my favorite metal songs, right up there with “Children Of The Grave” and “War Pigs” by Sabbath and “Highway Star” by Deep Purple. “Walk” is great for listening if you’ve been disrespected. Who needs alcohol to get that inflated sense of self-esteem eh?
    I was saddened to hear that “Dimebag” was murdered recently. I was just getting into these guys again. Great bands don’t break up for song and I was thinking how great it would be if Pantera got back together and showed some of these limp biscuits how to grow a pair of [...]. RIP “Dimebag” Darrell!

    Posted on January 18, 2010