JUDAS PRIEST Announces 2024 European Tour With SAXON & URIAH HEEP
Judas Priest have announced "Metal Masters 2024" tour dates for Europe. They'll be joined by special guests Saxon and Uriah
On July 24, 1990, Pantera released their 5th album, that’s right 5TH album Cowboys from Hell.
Now there is a bit of caveat here, being that “CFH” is their first major label release and the first release that saw the band essentially reinvent their sound shifting from power metal to a more groove-oriented, thrash style.
Little did the band know that the shift in sound and attitudes would forever alter the landscape of heavy metal and that genre-changing movement all started with the release of Cowboys from Hell.
Overall I’d say the album has a relatively dry-sounding mix. The guitar tone gives me “…and Justice for all” vibes but with a more defined rhythm section. Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul are simply mesmerizing together, check out the ending of “Domination” to hear what I mean.
It goes without saying that there are plenty of great moments from Dimebag Darell on the record. From the thrashy-sounding riffs of “Hersey” to the whammy bar work at the conclusion of Cemetary Gates and everything in between. You can really get a sense of just how special a guitar player he was.
Vocally, we see a lot of different styles from Phil Anselmo on the record. There are some that work really well,
Cowboys from Hell is just a solid record. I know we are in a day and age where individual songs are valued more than the collective work of an album, but do yourself a favour, put the album on and listen to it in its entirety. I mean It’s not every day you can listen to an album that is credited with being the birth of a new genre.
Until next time, Play it loud friends!
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