Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill Reviews

The Great Southern Trendkill

Japanese edition of their new album features alive version of ‘Walk’ as a bonus track. Standard 11 tracks.
–This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

13 responses to “Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill Reviews”

  1. Xiomara says:

    By the time TGST to the masses, it was obvious that Pantera was beginning to get out of the subway, like Metallica have. At this time, however, Metallica was in a new direction musically. What Pantera have done? Go in another direction as well, with a very intense, dark and fast album was darker, scarier and more intense than the earlier versions. Trendkill has the mix of slow, melodic songs mixed with dire grinding, anxiety-ridden ragers.
      The cover of the album is perfect, just a talker in the hot sun in coils and straight with a vigilant eye. The opening title track begins with a rush of drums and cries of anger, which may at first Startle hear, but not a surprise. An overload song with all the elements of speed, intensity and unleashed rage. You mix it a little, as they are slower, but still HEAVY tracks like “Drag the Waters”. 10's is probably one of the darkest, most foreboding songs throughout the album. It has a haunting intro that sounds like it should be on some bloody horror Flick, but not the kind of cheesy! The drop-down with some great guitar riffs on the chorus part before rising to a crescendo with the singing to the theme of the uncanny texts. Very intriguing melody that does not lose flavor over time. “Suicide Note Pt. 1 “is equally impressive in his Moody, atmospheric sounds, how they brays extremely sad tones. The guitars are very melodic, and this is obviously not a thrash song, but if everything is a sad song metal. “Suicide Note Pt. 2 “only a complete 180 degree turn and we are in a lot of crunching riffs and pounding drums. “Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath)” is a gem, as some repetitive riffs, which are more than welcome.
      “flood” is a slow song that is an excellent introduction. The guitars here sound almost “unplugged” and it is a great little solo argues that in some catchy chorus coupled with the haunting vocals. The last 45 seconds of the song breaks into one of the most beautiful (in a metal way) guitar solos I have ever heard. It evokes a feeling of power, but uplifting at the same time, a great sadness. I could hear that 45 seconds on eternal repeat. In all eleven tracks, the Great Southern Trendkill is that a complete album is a masterpiece in the discography of metal music. When others went in different directions, or hiding a whole, it was Pantera and the Great Southern Trendkill helped to hold the seams together to this type of metal alive.

  2. Emilia says:

    This review is from: The Great Southern Trendkill (Audio CD) < ; / a> All three Pantera efforts (before) were very hard, heavy metal albums. But on her fourth studio album, 1996 “The Great Southern Trendkill” Pantera was just, well … BONKERS!
      When I was a Pantera fan at the time, I probably would have seen this album coming. You see, I think Pantera progressively heavier with each release (intentionally on any CD harder than before). So, for early 1994 is “Far Beyond Driven”, they had quite a lot to an album like this (Super Heavy). The result is “The Great Southern Trendkill”, an album that is the group of the craziest, most out of control, the loudest and most dissonant affair.
      The stomach-churning, tortured, howling and relentless constipation, Wicked, just-as-angry guitars from these 53 minutes music (which I would understand if you hate at first. )
      With this said, the Pantera is also the most underrated and overlooked album. That may be because it (usually) an import, or because these songs have very little radio play, or it could be something to do, only allowed room for a song on Pantera's “Greatest Hits” album, or but it could be that this is Pantera, most U-sounding album. I honestly can not say why, but, like any Pantera fan would tell you, “TGST” needs more love from the fans.
      Highlights include:
      “The Great Southern Trendkill” shoots out of the gate with a heavy as f * ck metal explosion. Singer Phil Anselmo has some of his nastiest, most viscous screams in this song. Phil opens the C.D. directly from his gut, with a bad bellows ( “waaah!”). But it is after the groovy guitars in the verses and the four zig-zag-guitar solo, that you really know that it is on!
      “War Nerve” opens with a machine gun riffs. The rest of this song is pounding guitars and drums, with the exception of the occasional off-guitar riff brings. I like the text to this song, too: “F * ck the world! For all it's worth it! Every inch … the earth! ”
      “Pull the water,” a song from this album, on the Greatest Hits album, has heavy chugging riffs layers one above the other, and a creative use of Cowbell drummer Vinnie Paul. The chugging riffs, the verses almost slow gallop, Dimebag and includes a miniature, high-pitched guitar solo here too (I want it more!)
      “13 Steps to Nowhere” has some good and fast drumming (especially a double bass) bubbling under the surface. Towards the end, Phil's staccato vocals driving bobbing riffs well. But this song is generally quite predictable. It could be a brutal failure or something unexpected.
      Even if it is not a good representation of Pantera, “Suicide Note Pt. 1 “is probably my favorite song on this album. This was one of the only times in his 15 years with the band, Dimebag Darrell picked up an acoustic guitar. And he was rewarded for it – this song was nominated for a Grammy. The acoustic Strum (and the lack of drums and bass) give, “Suicide Note” A spacey feel. And this song is also by some well-written, touching and deeply depressing lyrics.
      Track seven, “Suicide Note Pt. 2 “, is the exact opposite of the track as they were before. Sometimes the guitar makes a slight “wah-wah” noise, but for the most part, it is blindingly fast and brutal with scorching riffs and a heavy, pounding grooves and breakdowns. Add more of Phil's heaviest screams, and you have a song that is almost deafening.
      But I hope I do not have the wrong impression: this CD does not sound like any other band. Apart from the turbo-hatred in most of these songs and the acoustic ballad half of the group not to stray far from their roots. Yes, but not with the famous howl constipation talented drumming, and speaker-shredding guitar, Pantera stick close to the COB. If you hear this album with an open mind, you will know that this CD is only maximized with Pantera sound and intensity.
      It may not be the best Pantera or smartest written album of all time, but from the first seconds of the first title (title cut) to the last seconds of the last song, it is abundantly clear that “TGST” is a hell of a hardcore album. Even if you shred throat to sing, desperately trying to follow complex Vinnie Paul's drumming, with aspirin (because you just heard about these 53 minutes of pounding beats) or strain your fingers to play air guitar next to Dimebag, it is an important thing to remember: it's still Pantera. Love it or hate it, it's still Pantera. Therefore, all Pantera fans should pick this up, as well as fans of hardcore / underground metal, heavy metal in general, and fans of Phil Anselmo of the page (especially Super Joint Ritual, a band that does not exist as of 1996 .)
      It may be because I'm a Pantera fanatic, but when I hear such moments of this CD (eg if the title track hits its peak), I can not help but think the same thing Phil is yelling: “Oh … f * ck yeah! “

  3. Filbert says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    thank you so much for your speedy delivery and well described item. GREAT SELLER!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This review is from: The Great Southern Trendkill (Audio CD) < ; / a> I do not know why Amazon lists this only as a Japanese import, because it is readily available. So that this review is for the U.S. standard version, not the image of the album that is on the cover of this website.
      And why is it best? Even more than the ultimate classic Vulgar Display of Power? Or the insanity of Far Beyond Driven? The word is creativity.
      Vulgar litteraly was the album that the band, to bear the torch as high as the coronation of metal gods. Then the next album Far Beyond was just a little too crazy, just a little crazy and overly distorted. Interest in playing fast and because they could mean.
      here with Great Southern Trendkill, the band has creatively dinner, with tinges of falseto singing, country roots, Swagger, and interesting songwriting and gelling as Suicide note in the parts 1 and 2 That was almost conceptual boundary.
      There is not a single bad song on this album, and in some ways they are all unique and different from each other. They all stand out on their own, and are all labeled Classic Pantera: murderous genius riffs and solos of Dimebag Darrel, Great vocals by Anselmo, the thumb groove and some good fills of Rex, and intricate drumming from Vinnie that fires like a machine gun.
      'flood' is simply the best I have ever heard Dimebag solo do. Disconnect the water has that killer Cowbell piercing, and what great lyrics of depravity. 13 Step marching beat, Suicide Note, WOW impressive, I could go on and on.
      A must for any Pantera fan.

  5. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My favorite
    So basically i’ve listened to every Pantera album millions of times …… and for some reason iam on amazon buying this cd again for the 50th time ……..

  6. Idella says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    this is one f#cking under rated album
    how this album has only 4/5 star rated is F$CKED UP , when it comes to best pantera albums people alway say cowboys from hell or vulgar display of power and far beyond driven ,…

  7. Gambhiri says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Of Scout Brawls and Trendkills
    Back in the spring of 1992, I roamed the streets of the rough and tumble Fan District of Richmond, Virginia in a Vulgar Display of Power “Stronger Than All” t-shirt looking to…

  8. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    good as they got
    by far my fav from the cowboys from hell it was actually the first pantera cd i heard and to be truthfull it scared the s**t out of me the first time i heard it had to be a funny…

  9. Rafe says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Yes, it’s underrated…..please read on…..
    I made the mistake of not buying this album when it was released (bought it in ‘00), though I was there for the releases of their previous three albums (though not *technically*…

  10. Madan says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Criminally underrated Pantera excellence
    The Great Southern Trendkill (1996.), Pantera’s fourth recognised studio album (their eigth if you count their four album releases during the 1980’s which the band now totally…

  11. Ithaca says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    UNDERRATED . . . unnecessarily criticized
    Rolling Stone gave this album a 2 star review upon it’s release. Too bad. Perhaps some people were expecting another VULGAR or COWBOYS.

  12. Tacey says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Underrated to say the least
    I bought this album the day it came out and it quickly became my favorite Pantera album. After several months, I reevaluated that opinion and I now consider it my third favorite…

  13. Fareeda says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good with a few downfalls.
    This is a good album. It’s just not their best. The Great Southern Trendkill, War Nerve, Drag The Waters, and 1o’s are my favorite songs.

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