Saturday, March 7, 2009
Brace yourselves, readers, for I have something astonishing to tell you. Though it will be hard to believe and may lead to a brief period of shock and denial, I swear that what I am about to tell you is true: PANTERA ISN'T THE BEST BAND EVER.
It's OK, take a minute to let it sink in.
Better now? OK. Allow me to explain. Once upon a time, there was a way heavier, way thrashier, and way cooler band called Exhorder who even weird-haircut-era Phil Anselmo was into (above, right). Many comparisons were made between the two bands, but unfortunately Pantera, obviously the shittier of the two bands, rocketed to megastardom at the same point that Exhorder faded into relative obscurity. It doesn't seem fair, does it?
Unfortunately, that's just the way things work sometimes. I'm sorry. Consider it a life lesson.
THE LAW (1992)
SLAUGHTER IN THE VATICAN (1990)