- Power Metal (album)
Power Metal Studio album by Pantera Released 1988 Recorded 1988 Genre Heavy metal, hard rock Length 38:10 Label Metal Magic Producer Jerry Abbott, Pantera, Marc Ferrari Pantera chronology I Am the Night
Cowboys from Hell
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Power Metal is the fourth studio album by heavy metal band Pantera, released in 1988 through Metal Magic Records. It is the first album to feature Phil Anselmo on vocals, as part of a line-up which would last until the band's break-up in 2003.
The album showcases a style closer to thrash metal rather than hard rock, the latter of which formed the basis of Pantera's previous three albums; however, traces of glam metal can still be heard. Notably, Phil Anselmo makes his first appearance on vocals, having replaced Terry Glaze. Guitarist Dimebag Darrell (then credited as "Diamond Darrell") also performs vocals on "P*S*T*88".
"Proud to Be Loud" was written and produced by Keel guitarist Marc Ferrari and was originally intended to appear on their 1987 self-titled album; however, Keel would not record a version of the song until 1998. Pantera's version was used as the party song in the theatrical cut of the 2001 film, Donnie Darko, credited to "The Dead Green Mummies". The song also appears on "Trail to Doomsday", a MacGyver TV movie from 1994, as well as the film, The Mighty Ducks 2, from the same year. Terry Glaze also co-wrote "Down Below", with an earlier recording of the song appearing on Pantera's third album, I Am the Night (1985).
Having not been reissued by the band since its original release on CD, vinyl and cassette, like their previous albums, official non-bootlegged editions of Power Metal have become collectors items, with any that exist often being circulated through online auction websites such as eBay.
All songs written and composed by Pantera, except where noted.
No. Title Length 1. "Rock the World" 3:34 2. "Power Metal" 3:53 3. "We'll Meet Again" 3:54 4. "Over and Out" 5:06 5. "Proud to Be Loud" (Marc Ferrari) 4:02 6. "Down Below" (Diamond Darrell, Terry Glaze, Vinnie Paul, Rex Rocker) 2:49 7. "Death Trap" 4:07 8. "Hard Ride" 4:16 9. "Burnnn!" 3:35 10. "P*S*T*88" (Darrell, Paul, Brown) 2:51Total length: 38:10
- Phil Anselmo – vocals (except track 10), background vocals, production
- Diamond Darrell – electric guitar, vocals (track 10), background vocals, production
- Vinnie Paul – drums, background vocals, production
- Rex Rocker – bass guitar, tubular bells, background vocals, production
- Marc Ferrari – electric guitar (tracks 3, 5), background vocals, production
- Jerry Abbott – production
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