Great Southern Trendkill [Bonus Disc]

Great Southern Trendkill [Bonus Disc]

by PanteraPantera

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Overview

Thankfully, Pantera has stopped attempting to outdo each successive album in terms of start-to-finish intensity, but that doesn't mean they don't try in spots. The Great Southern Trendkill is burdened with passages in which Phil Anselmo's vocals cross the line into histrionics, making the band's trademark intensity sound dull, forced, and theatrical rather than sincere. The lyrics, which reached their apex with Vulgar Display of Power's focus on personal politics and integrity, have degenerated into half-baked rants against drugs and pop-culture media. But Trendkill is partially redeemed by trading Pantera's usual pound-then-pound-harder approach to albums for a greater variety of tempos and moods. Dimebag Darrell, while mostly sticking to his familiar riffing style, does coax some intriguing, unexpected sounds from his instrument. Ultimately, though, the ballads and slower tracks ("10's," "Suicide Note, Pt. 1," and "Floods") provide the album's most chilling, memorable moments, and rank with their best material. Longtime Pantera fans will find plenty to enjoy here, and the band's expanding range bodes well, but overall, Trendkill is an inconsistent outing. [The Great Southern Trendkill was released with a bonus disc of extras in 2016.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2016
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227946784
catalogNumber: 554577
Rank: 39274

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pantera   Primary Artist
Vinnie Paul   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Phil Anselmo   Vocals,Group Member
Seth Putnam   screams
Rex Brown   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dimebag Darrell   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
Big Ross   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Pantera   Composer,Producer
Terry Date   Producer,Engineer
Vinnie Paul   Producer,Engineer
Ulrich Wild   Engineer
Jim De Barros   Art Direction
Sterling Winfield   Bass Technician
Aaron Barnes   Live Sound Engineer
Joe Giron   Band Photo
Grady Champion   Guitar Techician
John Brooks   Drum Technician
Heger Levine   Monitor Engineer

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