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Reinventing The Steel
Released: 2000, East West
"It's Goddamn Electric", bellows frontman Phil Anselmo, and you know what, he's goddamn right!!!!!!!
"Reinventing the Steel" is Pantera's latest studio offering on Elektra and is packed w/a 1-2-punch from start to finish. I must admit, Pantera kinda lost me on the last couple of studio albums. Don't get me wrong, I liked Far Beyond...."& "Great Southern..", but I found it maybe too intense at times, not enough groove & melody that was found on "Cowboys.."& "Vulgar.." Thankfully that has resurfaced once again on this album: groove, thrash, intensity, melody...it's all here.
Fave tunes include "Yesterday Don't Mean Shit", "Goddamn Electric"(complete w/Kerry King solo by the man himself), and "Grind that Axe For A Long Time." The biggest surprise by far is the Sabbathy - "Revolution Is My Name", as it almost pays as a tribute to Sabbath, complete w/soloing that would make Tony proud. Well done guys.!! Clocking under 45 minutes, a definite ass-kicker.
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