Pantera – Reinventing the Steel Reviews

Reinventing the Steel

Pantera’s back, and all is as wrong with the world as it ever was. They’re going to make sure you know it, too. Despite the four-year absence from the studio between Great Southern Trendkill and Reinventing the Steel, Pantera’s unflagging aggression is confirmed by the full-throttle rhythms, throat-ripping vocals, and crunchy guitars. Call it their Metallica legacy, except that Pantera are more Metallica than Metallica these days. Heavy metal of this breed may be past its heyday, b (more…)

12 responses to “Pantera – Reinventing the Steel Reviews”

  1. Bathsheba says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    dont buy from this seller
    Never received the item i purchased. Luckily amazon reimbursed me for the full amount of the sale. Don’t but from this seller!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Udell says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars

  3. Lincoln says:

    It is my thesis that this Pantera album, despite the NU-Metal. I think that this is not just because Phil Anselmo was publicly outspoken against nu-metal, but also because Pantera always went against the grain, they were never the flavor of the month, and they always have the music they wanted to make. In a time when bands like Limp Bizkit and Korn were at the peak of their career, Pantera release of the heaviest album of their career. Just straight forward, hard as f * ck Metal album that speaks for itself. Love it or hate it, you have to Pantera props for not jumping on the train. You do not have more on their rap metal, and they certainly are not shave the edges of their sound or by some other phase (a la Metallica's “Load” and Megadeth “Risk”).
      Well, to all you reviewers who said this album was a sell-out: I'm confused. This album has not a hint of melody to increase album sales, or get radio play. How is that a sell-out?
      Highlights include:
      “Hellbound” is a personal favorite and a great song to hear if you want to be pumped. The verses and build what is in the incredible chorus of an absolutely brutal breakdown. The double-kick drums and screaming guitars, a “boom-boom sound, and Phil screams as he burned in the fires of Hades. Every time I hear this part of “Hellbound” I think, “Oh, hell yeah!”
      “Godd * m Electric” features lead guitar played by Slayer's Kerry King. This song has a galloping beat, with pounding drums and a wailing wall guitar solo.
      “Revolution is my Name” is the only one, and probably the catchiest song of the lot. Crunchy guitars, catchy drum rhythms, and two sinuous guitar solos. Phil howl in most of these songs, but in the end he says one word: “Revolution”.
      “Death Rattle” is as brutal as ever. It's fast, bobbing guitars, loops and knock. It starts like most other songs on this album, but ends with grinding guitars that chug and churn. Meanwhile, Phil changes from a guttural howl to a growl. I also enjoy this song, because when Phil sings “Death Rattle” shakes “,” Sizzle his voice, echo, noise and like a rattlesnake.
      “We Grind Ax, that for a long time,” not surprisingly grind, but it is still a great Headbanger. The song has three switches, and the choir is a beat-skipping.
      “It makes them disappear” and “I will cast a shadow” are both pretty good songs, and “It makes them disappear” has a good, long guitar solo ( it takes nearly thirty seconds), but these two songs are not really anywhere, it could be a brutal breakdown.
      Well, I can understand why you would not like this album at first, because every track is as heavy as the last, and every piece is a kick to the head. Yes, most of these songs do not sound the same and yes, the whole CD harmony is flawed … it should be! Pantera, which as part of the “revolution” against the modern music. Or maybe it's just next to the development of the band: Pantera started out as a heavy metal band and got heavier with each release.
      This C.D. can be a bit strange, but it is worth it. It is essential for the Metalheads listen, but then again, true all the Metalheads should Pantera CDs

  4. Gus says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The last of it’s kind!
    The last CD from and epic metal band! Grab this while you still can! A metal must have!

  5. Orenda says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Waste of sound
    This has none of the feeling power or talent of the past albums. All the other Pantera albums are fantastic, they should have let this garbage sit in the recycle bin.

  6. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A sad godbye to a great band
    Reinventing the Steel is the last studio album by popular groove metal band Pantera. It reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, #8 on the Top Canadian Albums chart, and #5 on…

  7. Woodrow says:

    Damn! Damn Electric Pantera is the BEST song I've heard for a long time! But then there's Reinventing the Steel and Death Rattle, oh, and about 7 other tracks crunching the Pantera back to the sounds that they one of the definitive metal band, ever. If you look below you, you will after further assessments full marks to this great record, than before. This is because these people will probably only seing This entry is true brilliance 5 days after they were purchased. This is the hard Pantera, and I love her for that. No fillers, no ballads, no real hit singles, just 10 tracks of hard, heavy music needs right now. Pantera may be a sale of the number one band, but they hold firmly to their roots. They will not change. But they will continue to consistently great records that do not bow trend. True Pantera fans now and when this result is quite love this plate, the back is reminiscent of the classic vulgar display of power over all their other records – just a lot more aggressive. People who were expecting this god awful “nu” sound not heard Pantera.

  8. Caesarea says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Pantera’s dominating swansong
    Reinventing The Steel (2000.), Pantera’s fifth recognised studio album (their ninth if you count their four album releases during the 1980’s which the band now totally disregards)…

  9. Jagger says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Pantera goes to the Next Level
    Sadly, this would be the last studio album that Pantera would give us, as Dimebag and Vinnie would leave to form Damageplan (RIP DIMBAG).

  10. Iram says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Rehashing the Steel
    You can actually hear Pantera dying . . .
    That’s too bad because Pantera was probably the last of the legitimate Speed Metal bands.

  11. Denis says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    My title refers to the track record of awesome albums starting with “Cowboys from Hell” and ending with “The Great Southern Trendkill.” Should have stopped there, boys.

  12. Damara says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I read the negative reviews on this CD, so I decided to go back and listen to it. It doesn’t bother me that there aren’t catchy hooks on this work.

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