Label: EastWest - none • Format: Cassette Album, Promo • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash, Heavy Metal
Vulgar Display of Power is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Panterareleased on February 25, Released on Atco Recordsit is often considered one of the most influential heavy metal albums of the s. The band's major label debut, Cowboys from Hell demonstrated a change in their musical direction, from their s material influenced by bands like Van Halen and Kiss  Opus Caprice - Various - First Sessions 1949/50 to a new similarity to bands like SlayerMetallica and Dayglow Blacklight - Various - The Saustex Variations Sabbath.
Keep that shit away from me. The title of the album is taken from Leaving The Ship - Tomita - Space Walk - Impression Of An Astronaut line in the film, The Exorcist. The album's cover is a photo of a man being punched in the face and was shot by photographer Brad Guice, who also shot the photo for the Cowboys from Hell cover. Vulgar Display of Power was released on February 25,  Inthe band released the fourth single, titled "Walk", along with a number of EP 's featuring remixes of the song.
The music video for "Walk" was shot at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IllinoisRise - Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power the band played the song multiple times to capture live video footage in front of fans.
On April 12,the unheard song "Piss" was released. To promote the album, Pantera toured with Skid Row and Soundgarden giving them the opportunity to perform in front of a mainstream audience in the United States. The music videos for singles from the album were played in relatively heavy rotation on MTV. On May 15,a two-disc deluxe edition of Vulgar Display of Power was released to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
Vulgar Display of Power received critical acclaim upon release. Many critics have praised Darrell's guitar work on the album and use of heavy riffs to set the tone for the album. Vulgar Display of Power peaked at number 44 on the Billboard albums chart and spent a total of 79 weeks on the chart, the most weeks any Pantera album spent on the chart. The album's lead single"Mouth for War", became the band's first song to ever chart, debuting in October on the UK Singles Chart and managing to peak at number It took darkness and made it darker.
It took anger and made it angrier. Never before had a band tuned down its guitars and crunched a heavier riff than on this album. Dimebag Darrell was an innovator and a true godsend for heavy metal. One of the most underrated players in the genre. And this may sound corny, but the way the band was able to turn seemingly negative aspects of the genre — hate, anger, violence and despair — into positive thoughts is somewhat akin to De La Soul dropping a positive message into rap.
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