21 Songs, 1 Hour 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

1992’s Vulgar Display of Power had been a breakthrough for extreme metal unlike anything heard since the emergence of Metallica and Slayer in the '80s. Its success guaranteed that metal fans everywhere would have their eyes and ears open for the follow-up. Which they did, since 1994’s Far Beyond Driven shot to the No. 1 spot in sales in its first week of release. Pantera were determined to give their fans even more of what they bargained for. Dimebag Darrell works extra hard writing riffs that stick and getting guitar tones that take the sound into even heavier territory. Singer Phil Anselmo put his heart into it, and songs like “Becoming,” “Slaughtered,” and “I’m Broken” remain classics for Pantera and for metal in general. This 20th-anniversary edition includes remastered sound, with the deluxe edition adding the nine-song Far Beyond Bootleg—Live from Donington ’94 release, featuring Pantera’s entire live set recorded at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington, England, on June 4, 1994.

EDITORS’ NOTES

1992’s Vulgar Display of Power had been a breakthrough for extreme metal unlike anything heard since the emergence of Metallica and Slayer in the '80s. Its success guaranteed that metal fans everywhere would have their eyes and ears open for the follow-up. Which they did, since 1994’s Far Beyond Driven shot to the No. 1 spot in sales in its first week of release. Pantera were determined to give their fans even more of what they bargained for. Dimebag Darrell works extra hard writing riffs that stick and getting guitar tones that take the sound into even heavier territory. Singer Phil Anselmo put his heart into it, and songs like “Becoming,” “Slaughtered,” and “I’m Broken” remain classics for Pantera and for metal in general. This 20th-anniversary edition includes remastered sound, with the deluxe edition adding the nine-song Far Beyond Bootleg—Live from Donington ’94 release, featuring Pantera’s entire live set recorded at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington, England, on June 4, 1994.

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