While I love every Pantera album with all of my heart, “The Great Southern Trendkill” still stands out as my favorite. I will never forget hearing it for the first time, and realizing the true power that the band had back in 1996. Today marks twenty years since the record was unleashed to the masses in that year, and it’s still one of the most aggressive and emotional albums ever made. From the opening scream of the title track, to the riffs of “Drag The Waters“, “War Nerve” and “13 Steps to Nowhere“, to the legendary “Suicide Note Pt. I & II“, to the iconic “Floods” solo, this album truly had it all. Every track was an eye opener and a game changer, and proved, once again, that this was the baddest metal band to ever live.
Pantera will be releasing details this week about the The 20th Anniversary Edition of “The Great Southern Trendkill,” that will be released later this year, but for now, blast the incredible album over and over today!