Top Ten Best Pantera Albums


The Top Ten

1 Vulgar Display of Power

Cowboys from hell was a great album for sure hell there all good but vulgar is the best and right behind that is far beyond driven. I seen them play the far beyond driven album in chicago at the panel room. They had the best moshes right along with slayer these are difficult to do cause they all tear stuff up

Everyone will pretty much have different opinions on this list. It's not like a Megadeth list where 98% of the people vote rust in peace for number 1. All panteras albums are almost equal - Sabbath

Mouth for War... nuff said. That track alone makes it their best album.

All of their albums are great, but this one stands out for me. The first track, Mouth For War kicks in with REVENGEE and that’s some of Phils best vocal work. The riff in A New Level is kickass and Walk is one of their best songs. Hostile is incredibly powerful as well! This Love is like the Cemetery Gates of the album for me. Rise has some brilliant lyrics. Then you get to the next part of the album which for me is very special. No Good (Attack The Radical) is a killer track and the riffs in Live In A Hole are perfect Dimebag Material. And then we get to Regular People, my favourite Pantera song along with Psycho Holiday. Then we get to By Demons Be Driven, which displays some of Phils greatest vocals. Lastly we have...Hollow! in my opinion the best song on the album. It’s Pantera’s Fade To Black in my opinion. Every Pantera album is great in it’s own way, but this one is Perfect in every way, and that’s why it gets my vote.

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2 Cowboys from Hell

They consider this one their first true album... and it has great songs like "Cowboys from hell", "Cemetery Gates", "Psycho Holiday", "Heresy", "Domination", "Shattered", "The Sleep", "The Art of Shredding"... - rock2metal

Every song on here is kick ass. And it's by far Anselmo's best vocals. Medicine Man is unbelievable. You can hear the Rob Halford influence. Personally I love all their albums. But this one is the best hands down in my opinion.

Not only is this their best album, I'd argue it's the best Heavy Metal album out there. I haven't heard anything like this and this was Pantera's peak.

Better than VDOP and TGST must be in 2

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3 The Great Southern Trendkill

The heaviest Pantera album. I love cowboys from hell vulgar display of power and far beyond driven, but this album is probably my most listened to pantera record

Really? 4th place? Need I mention Floods, Suicide Note 1 and 2, War Nerve, Drag the Waters, basically the whole album?! This is metal at its finest, and Pantera at their most extreme!

I definitely think this album is gold, not that the others aren't. It's heavy, it's fast, it's powerful, plus it's got some of the best solos ever! Just listen to Great Southern Trendkill, 10's and Floods. The Great Southern Trendkill is definitely my favorite Pantera album.

The heaviest, the grooviest, the most badass album, period!

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4 Far Beyond Driven

Not sure if I prefer it over Vulgar Display Of Power, but it is definitely their heaviest album and beats Cowboys From Hell by a longshot. Still don't get why people don't think it has any sick solos, listen to Throes of Rejection..

This album honestly is my favorite. Cemetary Gates is my favorite song of theirs but besides Cowboys From Hell (title track) the rest weren't very good. Also 20 years old this year thought I would add that. 5 Minutes Alone and I'm Broken were two of their best songs both off this album.

Their heaviest album and where they finally perfected the Pantera sound. There are a lot of gems on this album.

I don’t know why but I seem to listen to this album more than the others but not much more they’re all awesome

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5 Reinventing the Steel

Bought it the day it came out march 21 2000. Its still my favorite heavy metal album 14 years later. Ridiculously underrated. Great to hear Phil singing more. All 4 band members have said many times (darrell in 2004) that this album and/or vulgar are the best. The band took their time writing the album and it shows. Every song is heavy and groovy. brilliant record awesome tour (saw them 3 times). I urge those that dislike it to listen again. This is the album where they mastered their sound in my opinion.

Not the best album in my opinion (Great southern trendkill is my favorite) but should be higher up due to the new sound it brought.

This album should be number 2 or 3 way better album than great southern and far beyond maybe just maybe even better than cowboys from hell

This is better, than the third and fourth albums, those two are forgettable, glad philip anselmo teamed with down, that's a band¡,

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6 Power Metal

It's actually fairly decent especially when compared to Metal Magic and Projects in the Jungle.
Some of the songs are quite good.
Sounds like a mix between Priest and Shout at the Devil era Motley Crue. - Chris113

This album shows how dynamic Phil Anselmo's vocals are before he started to growl since Cowboys from hell. Definitely an underrated album.

In my opinion this should be higher cause this is the one GOOD heavy pantera before they go groove.

Their most underrated and one of their best. - Caleb9000

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7 Projects In The Jungle

This shows that they can also make music that isn't groove metal

8 Official Live: 101 Proof

How is this not above the glam?

9 I Am the Night
10 Metal Magic

The Contenders

11 Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar Hits

Greatest hits albums don't count

12 Live a Dynamo Open Air 1998
13 Preliminary Groove Metal
14 Metal Magic & I Am The Night

Not as Glam as the first two albums, and has some elements of Speed Metal and Heavy Metal. - Chris113

15 Far Beyond Bootleg : Live From Donnington '94
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