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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

hevymetal30 ,

"HARD LIVES?"

Why does iTunes do this? It's "HARD LINES and sunken cheeks" not Hard Lives and sunken cheeks

bluedemon218 ,

Only Buy It If You Don't Own It

Only buy this if you already don't own the studio album if you do, there is no point really, on top of that there are no Unreleased Tracks on this unlike the previous two 20th Anniversary releases. Hell, though this is my favorite album and I've waited two freakin' years for only ONE unreleased track it's sad to see that they gave us about 8 live tracks instead (which isn't bad, but watch iTunes make that a "Album Only" thing in which you got to purchase the entire thing to get them).

carpet fuzz ,

METAL!!!

Like seriously it's been 20 years since this bad boy came out!? I feel so old, but hey 5 stars because it's PanterA \m/

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