Top 10 Pantera Songs

Self-Explanatory, Best Pantera songs ever!!! R.I.P Dime.

The Top Ten

1 Cemetery Gates - Cowboys from Hell

the guitar is killer: the intro, the solo, the ending!
R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell - rock2metal

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.

Amazing song ♥️

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2 Cowboys 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.

best

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3 Walk - 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.

RE!
SPECT!
WALK!
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?!

I love this song. This is the song that turned me on to Pantera.

R.I.P. Dimebag Darrell

We miss you!

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4 Floods - The Great Southern Trendkill

Single most amazing solo that has ever graced my ears

R.I.P. dime - aids-666

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

The best Pantera song off of the best Pantera album?
Hell yeah.
Also, with one of the best outros these ears have ever heard.

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5 Mouth 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.

This should be just behind Cemetery Gates.

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6 5 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. - YaleMetal

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!

€You wage your war of nerves
But you can’t cross the Kingdom! ”

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7 I'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

This song grooves harder than any other Pantera song

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8 Domination - Cowboys from Hell

the outro is one of the sickest things I've ever heard

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

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...

Hands down on of the best songs in the history of metal. Each part of it is just a masterpiece on it's own. The killer riff, Anselmo's fierce vocal delivery and GREAT lyrics (Binds are like steel and manipulates the will to be... Soon we'll forget as there's nothing else left to destroy), amazing rhythm sectiom by Rex and Vinnie, and that mind blowing, finger breaking solo from Dime, and after all that, witnessing the heaviest and most brutal piece of audio man has ever made: that SICK BREAKDOWN. The live in Moscow version can easily be crowned as one of the best metal performances in history, not if said it's the best.
R.I.P. Dimebag, your genius, creativity and virtousity will be remembered forever.

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9 Hollow - 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 - GodsNameIsDime

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 - djperth

Needs to be way higher it is the best of both sides of pantera.

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10 This 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...

It contrasts from quiet to full on groove metal. YOU KEEP THIS LOVE! - gemcloben

So good, even doom 2 used it.

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The Contenders

11 F****** 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.

In only 4 seconds you feel the power and rage!

Awesome song

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12 Revolution 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/

Its impossible to choose one best song all of the pantera songs I've heard I've loves

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13 Drag 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

This is top 10 without a doubt

Should be # 1

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14 The 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! - petrucci75hammet

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

Half the song is a solo, and people say it is the best solo ever composed.
That's all you need to know.

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15 Psycho Holiday - Cowboys from Hell

Awesome opening and continuing riff. The vocals work really well with the groove and flow. An easily overlooked song

Why is Psycho Holiday so low on the list?

Definitely had to be in the top 10, it was so chilling the first time I heard that chorus

This, Cowboys From Hell, Domination and 5 Minuets Alone ARE THE BEST!

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16 A 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.

Definitely one of the heaviest Pantera songs.

One of Dime's most chaotic solos is in this song. Also the main riff is crushing.

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17 Slaughtered - 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

Because it's their heaviest/hardest song!

This was always my 2nd favorite Pantera song behind Hostile... can't figure out why it's so unrecognized by fans, best chorus by far!

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18 Becoming - Far Beyond Driven

The main riff is one of Dimebag's grooviest riffs ever made. - cjWriter1997

31, are you serious?! This needs to be in the Top 10!

Awesome song when they played it live

INTRO = PANTERA

Should be in top 15 or 10

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19 Suicide 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.

Such a brutal song

Maybe one of the greatest songs in history it s deserve at least top 3

20 Primal 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

Pantera's must underrated song. Deserves a top 5 spot.

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21 Suicide Note Pt 1 - The Great Southern Trendkill

Not their best but deserves some bone-chilling love.

The most saddest and darkest song you'll be ever hear.

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
By the way GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL IS THE BEST PANTERA ALBUM
R.I. P DIME!

22 The 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

I could never get tired of this song - walkingstone

2:40 one of the best riffs.

23 Use 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.

This should be in top ten, people will always call this an "honorable mention", but really it beats out most of the current top ten

Very underrated song. True metal in this song and never fails to get my head banging.

Definitely underrated.

24 Strength Beyond Strength - Far Beyond Driven

That solo is just amazing! I wonder how Dimebag tuned his guitar to make it sound the way it does in this song

BRUTAL
VIOLENT
Epitomises raw POWER of Pantera

25 Rise - 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.

"THERE's NO TIME TO LOOSE. YOUR NEWS IS OLD NEWS" "Be A Man NOT A CHILD! ". One of their catchiest songs

26 10's - The Great Southern Trendkill

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 - ROYtheBOY

I'm surprised this song was actually used in Dragon Ball Z at one point. Probably a song to introduce anime fans to Metal if you ask.

Onto the song itself; its pretty good, and it's a showcase for Anselmo's vocal range. I also like Dime's cranky guitars in the solos. - CrimsonShark

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27 Death Rattle - Reinventing the Steel

Part of the song was on SpongeBob! Haha.

28 The Great Southern Trendkill - The Great Southern Trendkill

My favorite Pantera song, awesome lyrics, loving it... Good screams, nice song

29 We'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

30 Regular 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.

31 Uplift - Reinventing the Steel
32 Goddamn Electric - Reinventing the Steel

Not their best song but should be higher regardless.

Terrible how someone thinks this song is that bad can just go F themselves!

33 Shedding Skin - Far Beyond Driven

Best Pantera song along with Regular people!

One of my favorite Pantera songs. Should definitely be higher on the list.

That introduced riff... RIP Dime

Needs to be so much higher - heavymetalrocker777

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34 25 Years - Far Beyond Driven

I recently found my love for this song on a nostalgic pantera kick. Not their best song but definitely in top ten.

I Listen To This Every Friggin Day Man! It Is Great! 1

35 Yesterday 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.

Awesome songs, the chorus is just a killer and phil's vocals and the song's message.. amazing song

36 Message in Blood - Cowboys from Hell
37 Medicine Man - Cowboys from Hell

The opening riff alone should make this top 10...at least top 20

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! '

It's the medicine MAN!

38 Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks - Far Beyond Driven

This is definitely an absolutely brilliant sing. Should be WAY higher. The solo on this song gets me every time.

This song is amazing. It is nice and long, and it is just relaxing to listen to in it's entirety.

MY SOUL FOR A GOOOAAAT!

39 By 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.

Yep! A skull-crushing riff, brutal syncopated drums, and a ton of venom. Pantera were the tightest band, period! And this track epitomises everything great about them. Cobain may have killed-off Metallica, but not Pantera. (No tragic puns intended both are sorely missed).

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

Definitely should be way higher on this list, this song rocks! 🤘🏼

40 Piss - Vulgar Display of Power

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

Why is this not top ten?

Damn... Man this one is a bad as* why33...

41 No 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!

42 War Nerve - The Great Southern Trendkill

Great song, sick lyrics

43 Shattered - 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!

WHaT? 52nd place? Personaly, I'd put it in top 5

44 Cat Scratch Fever - Detroit Rock City OST
45 The Badge - Far Beyond Driven
46 You've Got to Belong to It - Reinventing the Steel
47 Heresy - Cowboys from Hell

Underrated, one of the highs on cowboys from hell album

So much underrated. The intro is great.

Best opening riff... Best breakdown... Best Pantera Song

So underrated. This song don't deserve to be here.VOTE!

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48 Hard 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.

49 I'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

The ending in amazing!

50 Hellbound - Reinventing the Steel
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