Vulgar Display of Power
Label: Atlantic Records
This seminal entry burst onto the metal scene in 1992. Dimebag Darrell's snaking, slippery guitar riffs coupled with Phil Anselmo's unmitigated rage against everything won the band both critical acclaim and a legion of tattooed, crew cut fans. Pantera combined hardcore punk aggression with a fresh take on the metal aesthetic, expanding the boundaries of both genres.