Top 10 Bands that Influenced Pantera

Pantera was a metal band formed in the 80s and started off as a Glam Metal act as thats what was going at the time but as Thrash Metal bands like Metallica and Slayer were getting popular Pantera realized that its wasn't about the image it was about the music so they changed their style and created a whole new genre of metal called Groove Metal and they were one of the greatest bands from the 90s and they stayed that way until they disbanded in the 2000s but anyway these are artists that influcied Pantera wither it be their Glam Or Groove Metal Era

The Top Ten

1 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

Dimebag was influenced by Kiss in fact he was buried in a Kiss Casket and without them there would be no Pantera - christangrant

2 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Van Galen has been very influential for many bands... - Ananya

Eddie Van Halen was the biggest influience for Dimebag Darell as he learned to play Eruption on guitar when he was only a Teenager and his guitar solos are very Simular to Eddies - christangrant

3 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.

Pantera has stated that Black Sabbath is one of their biggest influences they have even covered some Black Sabbath songs like Planet Caravan, Electric Funeral and Hole In the Sky - christangrant

4 Slayer Slayer more.

The band has also stated that Slayer was an influence on them - christangrant

5 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

Yup they did influence Pantera and Vinnie Paul Still wears spikes to this day - christangrant

6 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

Sited as an influence heck even Dimebag Darrell has even Written songs for them and even played guitar solos on some Anthrax Songs - christangrant

7 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

They Anthrax, and Megadeth have been sited as influences by the band - christangrant

8 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy more.

Sited as an influence the band - christangrant

9 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

Sited as an influence - christangrant

10 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.

More so Jimi Hedrix himself but they have been sited as an influence - christangrant

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