Which Pantera Album is the Best?

Ever wondered which Pantera album is the top fan favorite? We’ve ranked their albums from the iconic “Cowboys From Hell” era to their last.

Pantera: Reinventing the Steel (2000) album cover

Pantera’s ninth studio album, “Reinventing the Steel” (2000), is a relentless showcase of groove metal, featuring the band’s signature heavy riffs, aggressive vocals, and a guest appearance by Slayer guitarist Kerry King. It marked the band’s final studio release before their disbandment in 2003.

Pantera: The Great Southern Trendkill (1996) album cover

Pantera’s 1996 album “The Great Southern Trendkill” explores themes of addiction, despair, and inner turmoil. Musically, the album features some of the band’s heaviest and most experimental work.

Pantera: Far Beyond Driven (1994) album cover

Pantera’s “Far Beyond Driven” (1994), is an aggressive and intense expression of groove metal. The album features heavy riffs, screaming vocals, and hard-hitting rhythms, with standout tracks like “5 Minutes Alone,” “I’m Broken,” and “Becoming.”

Pantera: Vulgar Display of Power (1992) album cover

Pantera’s “Vulgar Display of Power” (1992), solidified their aggressive groove metal sound. The album’s unrelenting intensity and influential tracks made it a landmark release in metal.

Pantera: Cowboys from Hell (1990) album cover

“Cowboys from Hell” marked a pivotal shift from their glam metal past to a heavier groove metal sound. The album’s success propelled the band into mainstream recognition and solidified their place in heavy metal history.