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Vulgar Display of Power

For their follow-up to COWBOYS FROM HELL, Pantera set out to make the heaviest record of all time, and in VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER, the Texas quartet succeeded. The punch-in-the-face cover to the 1992 Atco album sets the tone for 11 hard-hitting originals, including “Mouth for War,” “Walk” “Hollow” and “This Love.” Phil Anselmo's deep, growling vocals sound like something out of The Exorcist (the album title is drawn from that movie), and “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott's pummeling riffs sound just as possessed. Abbott was born on this day in 1966, and we'll remember the late guitarist with the double-platinum VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER – arguably Pantera's finest hour, and certainly one of the 1990s' most influential metal albums.

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