Top 10 Pantera Songs

Self-Explanatory, Best Pantera songs ever!!! R.I.P Dime. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Cemetary Gates - Cowboys From Hell
the guitar is killer: the intro, the solo, the ending!
R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell


lyrics from hell... as the pantera fan you will never regret
amazing score... none can chastise em' bcuz they are at their best. the founders of heavy metal rise form hell to wake up the demons

Simply amazing. I always get the chills whenever I listen to it, but those of the good kind.
[Newest]So much emotion and passion is put into every second of the song.

2Cowboys From Hell - Cowboys From Hell
Dimebag... Amazing guitar riffs and solo... Pantera rules... Simply a masterpiece... Simply awesome...
first song I heard by pantera and the best!
Simply amazing. Unique, hard, and badass.
[Newest]Their best song at all

3Walk - Vulgar Display Of Power
the distortion of the riff is just unbelievable... so heavy and so sick
one of the best solos in the history of metal and the whole song is absolutely amaizing
Can't believe how simple this song is to play. I love how the solo fades out then goes back into the intro riff. that's sick.
[Newest]This was the song that made them the best.

4Floods - The Great Southern Trendkill
Single most amazing solo that has ever graced my ears

R.I.P. dime


I whole heartedly agree fav dime solo eva

R.I.P... long live the king
Just Amazing on that Solo great techniques and And R.I. P Dimebag Darrell, you inspired me to the guitar and I thank you, your music will live for ever-FLOODS
[Newest]They knew this song was beautiful and it is every time I listen...

5Domination - Cowboys From Hell
The best riff ever... And the solo is also amazing too bad Dimebag is dead and won't compose more epic riffs like that... R.I.P Dimbag
the outro is one of the sickest things I've ever heard
This song puts an evil wry smile on my face like ALL Pantera songs... I could put 25 of their other songs in its place and not feel upset about it... I think of this live video when I hear it. killer song. I miss these guys...
[Newest]This song is domination.

65 Minutes Alone - Far Beyond Driven
One of the heaviest and greatest songs you will ever listen to. I literally want to mosh every time I hear it.


One of the heaviest songs of all time. Gets me pumped up to do whatever it is whether its running or tying my shoes!
5 minutes alone is the grooviest pantera song ever. come on guys vote for it! It deserves the number 1 spot. Just 4% is not good enough for such a great song!
[Newest]I need 5 minutes alone to listen to this one.

7I'm Broken - Far Beyond Driven
This song gets me pumped... damn now I'm broken!
R.I. P Dimebag Darrell
The music is simply awesome truely the gratest song of pantera rest in peace dimebagg I think the best song of pantera must be I m broken truely the best pantera song ever been recorded
ohh!! dimE awsome in this song
[Newest]Dime is great and so are the screams


8Hollow - Vulgar Display of Power
You posers want to look tough by voting for all the heavy stuff. If you even paid attention to the lyrics and how Phil screams this song out, this song would be number one. It's got the heart, and the balls to say, "Hey, I'm allowed to cry too. My best friend is dying here and there's nothing I can do about it. " It's not about the heavy riffs, even though Pantera was the heaviest out there. It's about how the music grabs you, and if Hollow doesn't grab you, you're just another poser.
Defenetly goes before 5 minutes alone but both great songs


I can't believe this is so low if you havnt heard it go listen to it now so awesome should be in top 3


[Newest]Should be number 1 amazing song

9Mouth for War - Vulgar Display of Power
Brutal metal, with a positive message in the lyrics. Love rocking' out to this one!
This song pumps me up every time I listen to it. Brutal song, easily one of Pantera's best works. Dimebag's solo is amazing.
Not only Pantera's best song, one of metals best riffs. Awesome song.
[Newest]So glad this song is the first song to play on the Vulgar Display of Power album. It gets me so pumped whenever I listen to it

10This Love - Vulgar Display Of Power
Yess. My favorite other than cemetary gates. These people have amazing taste in bands. I love the whole song from start to finish, The Frontman phil is something to be respected.
Amazing' drumbeat startin' from low to high which makes the head bangers party go crazy like hell...
What? 9th. Why the hec guys?
[Newest]It contrasts from quiet to full on groove metal. YOU KEEP THIS LOVE!


The Contenders

11F****** Hostile - Vulgar Display of Power
Pure rage and power.
Stimulates your heavy metal senses!
Will and still is kicking every other band's asses!
How is this 13? This song has everything Pantera is good at. Killer grooves, thrashy tone, insane vocals, and an awesome instrumental. To me, this is a defining Pantera song and should be placed way higher then 13. It should be in the top 5 in my opinion.
Less than 3 minutes of pure singalong power and aggression! The Machine Head cover is quite kickass too


12A New Level - Vulgar Display Of Power
This is a tough list to do I love em all. But I remember when this album came out laugh out loud wish they were still tearing it up. I seen far beyond driven at the panel room in Chicago when I was younger, them and slayer have the greatest moshes. Pantera is the greatest ever. RIP dime we miss you
Probably Pantera's most complex song which is probably why it was rarely played live. Bass line is beyond sick.
Might not be the best Pantera song, but definitely one of there heaviest, and that's why I like it

13Revolution Is My Name - Reinventing The Steel
This song has to be higher, this song is dimebag the lyrics are completely true for any metal head, and its just amazing. Yeah pantera has a lot of other good songs, but this one is the best.
Brutal album... the only band who has gone harder, and harder... and this song is culmination...
One of their top 5 songs, no doubt about it! Come on people give this song a chance and you won't regret it! M/
[Newest]Badass song its heavy grunge filled and scream filled but its gotta be 5

14Drag the Waters - The Great Southern Trendkill
Killer song through and through! Best off of the southern trendkill album classic pantera!
Drag the waters is a underrated song isn't it just listen to the lyrics top 5

15The Sleep - Cowboys from Hell
Underrated song off the album, it has a chilling acoustic riff in the intro, as well as one of Dimebag's best guitar solos ever!


People keep voting hit-songs that were accepted on MTV that doesn't mean these songs are their best songs. Listen to the structure of this song, the melodic intro, the amazing solo, the deep lyrics about responsibility...
This song really shows off Phil's powerful and dynamic vocals. The rest of the guys obviously the best at what they did and still do to true metal heads today. Amazing song
[Newest]Very Underrated song nice acoustic intro into some bad ass riffs then to one of Dimebag's best solos. He makes that guitar cry

16Psycho Holiday - Cowboys From Hell
Awesome opening and continuing riff. The vocals work really well with the groove and flow. An easily overlooked song
First song I heard from Pantera
A VERY underrated song


17Primal Concrete Sledge - Cowboys From Hell
Easily one of the top five songs. Super fast shredding, ripping vocals, and just awesome overall rhythm. Why is this as low rated as it is?
Best drumming from Vinnie Paul ever that double bass just kicks ass
Short but one of the best Pantera songs ever written

18Slaughtered - Far Beyond Driven
I listened through all of Pantera's albums in 1 very long sitting. There was one song that stood above the rest. It was "Slaughtered." The opening riff/verse is like a jackhammer, the chorus riff is like a chainsaw, and the interlude is like being surrounded and shot at by a firing squad armed with a vast assortment of different guns. There is no solo and for this song, and this song alone that's a good thing. This is basically Texas Chainsaw Massacre the song.
Song is epic! That riff is A class please help it get in the top 20
Way under rated song. Top 3 for me, if not my al
Ltime favorite

19Rise - Vulgar Display of Power
Great rhythms and groovy riffing!
Definitely one of the more underrated tracks they've ever played. Especially once you hear that solo, tell me that it isn't one of the most kickass things ever.

20Strength Beyond Strength - Far Beyond Driven
Epitomises raw POWER of Pantera

21Suicide Note Pt. I - The Great Southern Trendkill
Not their best but deserves some bone-chilling love.
This song is awesome... nothing more to say
This song is harshly deep man, I mean its dark, but still awesome
Nothing else like this from Pantera

22The Art of Shredding - Cowboys From Hell
Are you kidding me? I just don't get it why people don't like this song, I know it's not walk or cowboys from hell but this is at least top ten
2:40 one of the best riffs.

23Shedding Skin - Far Beyond Driven
Best Pantera song along with Regular people!
My favourite ever song for pantera, simply awesome. Perfect intro perfect chorous

Most underrated song vulgar display of power was there best album but who ever said it was there only good album is on crack the list should look like this 1)10's 2)shedding skin 3)cowboys from hell 4)cemetery gates 5)this love 6)domination 7)walk 8)a new level 9)death rattle 10)i'm broken. But its just my opinion all there songs are badass.
Personally, the sickest Pantera song of all time! The emotion pours from this song! Love it! There's nothing in the WORLD like a Dimebag solo! R.I.P. dime!
The guitar and lyrics are so delicious to the ear


25Suicide Note Pt. II - The Great Southern Trendkill
Live and learn, rape and turn... The guitar, these pitches, the vocals a anthem to break your neck.

26Planet Caravan - Far Beyond Driven
Nice Song, it is slow and soft... Never get bored of it, one of the best of pantera
You do know it's a cover though, cause it doesn't sound like you do
Great Sabbath cover here, really runs chills down your spin!

31, are you serious?! This needs to be in the Top 10!
Awesome song when they played it live
That drumming has got to get anyone headbanging in their living room!

2825 Years - Far Beyond Driven
I Listen To This Every Friggin Day Man! It Is Great! 1
I recently found my love for this song on a nostalgic pantera kick. Not their best song but definitely in top ten.

29By Demons Be Driven - Vulgar Display of Power
Definitely a bad arse metal song favourite of mine and favourite from Pantera. It's a lot more straightforward and maybe a little repetitive compared to most their songs, but so fun and hard-hitting at the same time. Such a cool riff. First riff I would ever want to learn if I picked up an electric.
How this song was not even mentioned is beyond me! The riff in this song is absolutely amazing especially Dimes tone... The solo kicks ass and the drumming is solid... All in all 10/10 for me :)

30Cat Scratch Fever - Detroit Rock City OST

31The Great Southern Trendkill - The Great Southern Trendkill
My favorite Pantera song, awesome lyrics, loving it... Good screams, nice song

32Regular People (Conceit) - Vulgar Display of Power
Of all the Pantera songs, and there's a lot of them. This one has the lyrics, the message and the heavy riffs that go in perfect together. If you are a Pantera fan, then you know, the VERY first note of this song invokes what this band is all about.

33Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks - Far Beyond Driven

Awesome song. I'm surprised it wasn't already on the list. 1 of my favorites

35Use My Third Arm - Far Beyond Driven
What a truly epic metal song. So heavy and hard-hitting yet so underrated. If you haven't heard it yet I suggest you check it out immediately. Plus the ending is part of the unreleased song Piss. What a great damn song.
Very underrated song. True metal in this song and never fails to get my head banging.

36Message in Blood - Cowboys from Hell

37War Nerve - The Great Southern Trendkill

38Heresy - Cowboys From Hell
Underrated, one of the highs on cowboys from hell album
Best opening riff... Best breakdown... Best Pantera Song
So much underrated. The intro is great.
[Newest]Very Underrated, one of my personal top 10 from Pantera

39Death Rattle - Reinventing the Steel
Part of the song was on SpongeBob! Haha.

40No Good - Vulgar Display of Power
Such a underrated song... One of the best choruses I have ever heard! Great riff RIP Dime...
Good song. It should be higher than now!

41P*S*T*88 - Power Metal

42Yesterday Don't Mean S*** - Reinventing the Steel
WHAT IS THIS SONG DOING HERE AT 56TH?!. One of the best intros, catchiest riffs and godliest choruses! It's a pity people vote before to listening to all the songs! Cause otherwise this song would definitely be in the top 10. Because it so deserves to! Give it a listen and you'll realize the genius that you have eluded
One of the best, should be top 20 at least.

43Goddamn Electric - Reinventing The Steel
Terrible how someone thinks this song is that bad can just go F themselves!

44Medicine Man
Come on guys, this song is really incredible! Phil's vocals are very good, these high pitched sreams.

'Understand, just take his hand. He's the medicine man! '
The opening riff alone should make this top least top 20
It's the medicine MAN!

45We'll Grind That Axe for a Long Time
By far the best song of reinventing the steel and personnely my favorite beacause this song simply kick ass

46Uplift - Reinventing the Steel

47Immortally Insane - Reinventing Hell

48I'll Cast a Shadow - Reinventing the Steel
Easily one of Pantera's heaviest songs. The chorus is divine and the riff is beyond brilliant. Deserves a much much higher place, in my opinion. Best breakdown, best bridge... Perhaps their best song. Give it a listen and I bet you won't disagree
Great fusion of raw metal, sludge & doom

49Good Friends and a Bottle of Pills - Far Beyond Driven
Without a doubt one the Greatest Metal Songs of All Time! I love it to death. This song tells you what its all about, SEX, DRUGS AND HEAVY F***ING METAL!

This Song Is Very Good. I LOVE IT. You Gotta Love these lyrics.

50The Badge - Far Beyond Driven

51We'll Meet Again - Power Metal
One of the best lead solo ever.. You don't wanna miss this one by Pantera..
Somehow I cannot understand how this song never makes any list of top pantera songs, it's too good!
Goodbye mystery, goodbye pain, goodbye love.. WE'LL MEET AGAIN!

52Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath) - The Great Southern Trendkill
Just listen to that epic groove man

5313 Steps to Nowhere (The Great Southern Trendkill)
How this song is so low is beyond me. Vinnie literally pulverizes the drums in this one! Best drums I've ever heard in a song. One of the best off of The Great Southern Trendkill. Great growls by Phil too
What! This is definitely top 10. Worst, I was expecting it to be near 15. But 50?
This song should be much higher on the list.

54(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin - The Great Southern Trendkill
This song gets you pumped.

55Avoid the Light
It's my favourite song with Use my third arm. I love this wonderful group!

56Throes of Rejection - Far Beyond Driven

57The Underground In America - The Great Southern Trendkill
My favorite on the album. Makes me want to headbang like crazy! Very underrated

58Heavy Metal Rules - Projects In the Jungle

59You've Got to Belong to It - Reinventing the Steel

60It Makes Them Disappear - Reinventing the Steel

61Where You Come From - Official Live: 101 Proof
The intro is the single most amazing intro to ever grace groove metal! Dimebag's riffs rock you to the core in this track and it is somewhat overlooked seeing as it is not on any of Pantera's studio albums

62Live In a Hole - Vulgar Display of Power
If you never heard this check it out, Dimes playing is amazing and the lyrics are so powerful!
What? 63?! So unterrated... It should be in first 20. The riff is awesome!

63Hellbound - Reinventing the Steel

64Hard Ride - Power Metal
Dime is a guitar god. Pantera is Awesome no matter what they play. I know power metal is not an album the band likes to consider, but there are some awesome songs and amazing riff's on the album.

65Clash With Reality - Cowboys From Hell
Can't believe this isn't even on the list, sure it's not their best song but everyone is on top of their game. The Riff is just amazing


67Shattered - Cowboys From Hell
One of the best Pantera songs of all time. Love the ending, dimebag continues the same note on guitar that anselmo leaves off on vocals. Damn genius and epic!

68Right On the Edge - I Am the Night

69D*G*T*T*M* - I Am the Night

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