Cowboys From Hell (Ultimate Box Set) CD (2010)

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Label Rhino Records
SKU 218163031
UPC 081227979157
UPC 14 00081227979157
Format CD
Release Date 11/22/2010
Sales Rank 1125
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Author Pantera
Compilation Appearance Detroit Rock City
Compilation Appearance Dracula 2000 (ost)
Associated Artist/Work Domination
Associated Artist/Work Domination (Rock)
Technical Info
Producer Pantera; Terry Date; Kimberly Zide Davis (Reissue); Mason Williams (Reissue)
CatalogID 8122797915
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 11/22/2010
Original Release 1990
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 173m : 27s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227979157
Album Notes and Credits
Pantera: Philip Anselmo (vocals); Diamond Darrell (guitar); Rex (bass); Vinnie Paul (drums).
Engineers include: Pantera, Terry Date, Matt Lane.
Recorded at Pantego Sound Studio, Pantego, Texas.
Personnel: Phil Anselmo (vocals); Diamond Darrell (guitar); Vinnie Paul (drums).
Audio Mixers: Pantera; Terry Date.
Audio Remasterer: Howie Weinberg.
Liner Note Authors: Mark Ross ; Terry Date.
Recording information: Foundactions Forum, The Sheraton Plaza La Reina, Los An (09/15/1990); Monsters In Moscow (09/15/1990); Pantego Sound Studio, Pantego, TX (09/15/1990); Foundactions Forum, The Sheraton Plaza La Reina, Los An (1989); Monsters In Moscow (1989); Pantego Sound Studio, Pantego, TX (1989); Foundactions Forum, The Sheraton Plaza La Reina, Los An (1991); Monsters In Moscow (1991); Pantego Sound Studio, Pantego, TX (1991).
Photographers: Joe Giron; Frank White .
Arranger: Pantera.
Although Vulgar Display of Power remains Pantera's best and definitive album, Cowboys from Hell was the creative breakthrough that set the stage for its conception. Not only were its demos responsible for getting Pantera signed to a major label in the first place, but its fresh musical perspective also gave them a much-needed blank slate with which to conquer the 1990s and, first and foremost, erase their 1980s failures. These failures were cataloged on no less than four independently released LPs packed with largely derivative and thoroughly unimpressive hair metal, and only the fourth of them even counted with recently installed lead vocalist Phil Anselmo, whose broader influences and irrepressible energy cannot be underestimated in altering Pantera's fate. As the "new guy" entering the Texans' insular world, Anselmo made only tentative contributions to that fourth Pantera album, 1988's Power Metal, but its incremental heaviness and titular statement of intent nevertheless presaged the wholesale reinvention that would be effectively crystallized by Cowboys from Hell. Here, at last, virtuoso guitarist Diamond (soon to be rechristened Dimebag) Darrell Abbott was finally inspired to snap out of the rampant Van Halen-isms that had creatively shackled his formidable talents thus far, and established his own unmistakable imprint for the instrument, and, by extension, Pantera's signature sound. This was characterized by a subtlety-free sledgehammer approach informed by, but not beholden to, recent developments in extreme metal, as well as a groove-laden, muscular riffing style punctuated by squealing pinch harmonics -- as illustrated to perfection by the downtuned post-thrash beatdown of the title track, "Primal Concrete Sledge," and "The Art of Shredding," among others.
For his part, Anselmo was only too eager to decorate Darrell's blunt rhythmic onslaught with cavernous roars declaiming impetuous and empowering lyrics that challenged all comers. In the process, he virtually abandoned his impressive melodic singing range (on par with the great Rob Halford) altogether, only reaching for those higher registers on "Shattered" (a rather misplaced throwback to the power metal era) and the stately lament "Cemetery Gates," which, years later, would sadly serve as requiem for Darrell's untimely passing. Not to be left out, drummer Vinnie Paul almost matched his baby brother's coming-out party with a heretofore unknown percussive dexterity, and bassist Rex Brown not only managed to keep up with Darrell's six-string tour de force, but bolstered the band's bottom end with added gut-punching power. So it was that, in what can truly be described as a collective ritual of musical catharsis, the members of Pantera were reborn as Cowboys from Hell, simultaneously defining an entirely new subgenre in the process: groove metal. [Indeed, such was the album's lasting impact that in time it was accorded a 20th anniversary reissue comprised of three separate discs: the first contained a complete remastering of the original set; the second packed 12 live recordings, of which seven (recorded at the 1990 Foundations Forum music industry event) were previously unreleased; and the third collected the all-important album demos (most of them very faithful to the album versions, although "Shattered" boasts an intro that was later dropped -- "Cemetery Gates" still lacks the intro it got) plus a never-heard album outtake called "The Will to Survive," which, with its more traditional heavy metal riff and predominating melodic vocals from Anselmo, wouldn't have sounded out of place on Judas Priest's Painkiller.] ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Primal Concrete Sledge,' `Cemetery Gates,' `Psycho Holiday' and `The Art Of Shredding' will be imprinted on the heavy metal DNA permanently."
Disc 1
1 Cowboys From Hell,Domination - (previously unreleased, live),Will To Survive, The - (previously unreleased)
2 Primal Concrete Sledge,Psycho Holiday - (previously unreleased, live),Shattered - (previously unreleased)
3 Psycho Holiday,Art of Shredding, The - (previously unreleased, live),Cowboys From Hell - (previously unreleased)
4 Heresy,Cowboys From Hell - (previously unreleased, live),Heresy - (previously unreleased)
5 Cemetery Gates,Cemetery Gates - (previously unreleased, live),Cemetery Gates - (previously unreleased)
6 Domination,Primal Concrete Sledge - (previously unreleased, live),Psycho Holiday - (previously unreleased)
7 Shattered,Heresy - (previously unreleased, live),Medicine Man - (previously unreleased)
8 Clash With Reality,Domination - (live),Message In Blood - (previously unreleased)
9 Medicine Man,Primal Concrete Sledge - (live),Domination - (previously unreleased)
10 Message In Blood,Cowboys From Hell - (live),Sleep, The - (previously unreleased)
11 Sleep, The,Heresy - (live),Art of Shredding, The - (previously unreleased)
12 Art Of Shredding, The,Psycho Holiday - (live)
Disc 2
1 Cowboys From Hell,Domination - (previously unreleased, live),Will To Survive, The - (previously unreleased)
2 Primal Concrete Sledge,Psycho Holiday - (previously unreleased, live),Shattered - (previously unreleased)
3 Psycho Holiday,Art of Shredding, The - (previously unreleased, live),Cowboys From Hell - (previously unreleased)
4 Heresy,Cowboys From Hell - (previously unreleased, live),Heresy - (previously unreleased)
5 Cemetery Gates,Cemetery Gates - (previously unreleased, live),Cemetery Gates - (previously unreleased)
6 Domination,Primal Concrete Sledge - (previously unreleased, live),Psycho Holiday - (previously unreleased)
7 Shattered,Heresy - (previously unreleased, live),Medicine Man - (previously unreleased)
8 Clash With Reality,Domination - (live),Message In Blood - (previously unreleased)
9 Medicine Man,Primal Concrete Sledge - (live),Domination - (previously unreleased)
10 Message In Blood,Cowboys From Hell - (live),Sleep, The - (previously unreleased)
11 Sleep, The,Heresy - (live),Art of Shredding, The - (previously unreleased)
12 Art Of Shredding, The,Psycho Holiday - (live)
Disc 3
1 Cowboys From Hell,Domination - (previously unreleased, live),Will To Survive, The - (previously unreleased)
2 Primal Concrete Sledge,Psycho Holiday - (previously unreleased, live),Shattered - (previously unreleased)
3 Psycho Holiday,Art of Shredding, The - (previously unreleased, live),Cowboys From Hell - (previously unreleased)
4 Heresy,Cowboys From Hell - (previously unreleased, live),Heresy - (previously unreleased)
5 Cemetery Gates,Cemetery Gates - (previously unreleased, live),Cemetery Gates - (previously unreleased)
6 Domination,Primal Concrete Sledge - (previously unreleased, live),Psycho Holiday - (previously unreleased)
7 Shattered,Heresy - (previously unreleased, live),Medicine Man - (previously unreleased)
8 Clash With Reality,Domination - (live),Message In Blood - (previously unreleased)
9 Medicine Man,Primal Concrete Sledge - (live),Domination - (previously unreleased)
10 Message In Blood,Cowboys From Hell - (live),Sleep, The - (previously unreleased)
11 Sleep, The,Heresy - (live),Art of Shredding, The - (previously unreleased)
12 Art Of Shredding, The,Psycho Holiday - (live)
Product Attributes
Artist Pantera
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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