A dude in a popular death metal band (which I won’t name) once told me that the only people who think Pantera is better than Slayer are from Florida. I’m from Miami Beach and drove hundreds of miles, skipped days of school, and creeped out so many Jr. High girls because of this band.
Today marks the 7th year anniversary of their guitar player’s murder. It’s an eternal bummer for me.
I was in seventh grade when the video for “Walk” premiered on Headbangers Ball. No spandex, no Van-Damme kicks, no make-up, just good ol’ boys in shorts playing that riff. That RIFF. THAT RIFF.
Game over, I was 12.
Mouth for War? Phil wrote that riff. New Level? Phil wrote that riff too. Walk? Yup, Phil. No one played it like
Diamond Dimebag though. I’m not riding his decomposed jock here. Metal guitar players still can’t top this guy.
Who’s better??? Eddie Van Halen doesn’t count. Squealing out of this Dean ML. How the hell? The sickest. The illest.
And dead. Has been for 7 years today. Some fuckface murderized him. Fuck that fuckface. Fuck his corpse. Fuck his Mom. There are people who I’ve met that hate metal. Thinks it sucks, hates it. But they love Pantera.
Black Tooth Grins for errbody. Here, here. To Dimebag Darrell. Amazingness.- Cornbluth