The Great Southern Trendkill is possibly the most under-rated metal album of the nineties, so there's that.
I was ten when Cowboys From Hell came out, but actually got the issue of Raw when Vulgar Display of Power came out. I was shocked at all the metal dudes with shaved heads. Phil Anselmo and Justin Broadrick, then.
Why were you shocked? Did you expect everyone to have long hair at the time?
Yes i did. I was eleven at the time, so was expecting everyone to look like Axl Rose or Nuno Bettencourt.
Lovely man. Founder of Napalm Death, Godflesh and Jesu.
And he also released top stuff with Head Of David, Ice, Techno Animal...
Davydd Grimm wrote:
I hate Pantera. Always have done. It's got a lot to do with that Neanderthal smackehead singer.
I know what you mean, but he's one of the precise reasons I love Pantera. I think it's all well and good nodding along with someone with which one agrees (a.k.a. Bill Hicks Syndrome), but I find it fascinating when someone I hate on a personal level makes art I absolutely adore.
And the guitarist who didn't know when to stop fucking soloing. And the thoroughly nondescript bass player. And the interesting drummer, crippled by possibly the worst drum production ever.
Boo. Dimebag saved solos, to my ears. 'Floods', '10s', 'Cemetery Gates'... great stuff.
Somebody mentioned Jane Doe on the other forum? Fucking ripping album.
Aye, that was me. And aye, it is. You Fail Me
, while less epoch-defining, is also insanely good.