4 full-length albums... splits with Mastodon/Foe/Art of Burning Water... why isn't this band enormous? "Too mathy" is a common sentiment regarding American Heritage, but if you appreciate the more technical aspects of Mastodon or Keelhaul, you will love this band.
Sean from Scenepointblank puts it simply,
"...And, to me, that's what it boils down to. This is fucking metal. Forget Lamb of God or Trivium, which I'm sure most people will in three or four years. American metal is a band like American Heritage, Mouth of the Architect, or Cable..."
Well said.
My favourite tracks are posted on their myspace page,
straight rock, all the time.


Enough has been written about Pantera, so I'm going to keep it short. I'm lucky, as I can view Pantera with an outsider's perspective. I completely missed the boat on this when I was younger, and only now am fully appreciating their talent. This song just came on randomly on iTunes (made more crushing by directly following "Parasol" by the Sea and Cake), and it just made me realize how incredibly groundbreaking they were. Remember that this song was released on Far Beyond Driven in 1994.
In 1994, I was watching Fresh Prince and thinking about candy bars.
In 1994, Pantera was one of the heaviest bands in existence.

Think about all the breakdown "hardcore" bands that are watering down the heavy music scene right now,
they owe everything to this.

Totally insane.

[MP3] Pantera - Slaughtered
from "Far Beyond Driven", 1994 Atlantic

2 thoughts:

hahaha "breakdown" hardcore.

It is true though there is a lot of hardcore that is just that. and i admit i do listen to some of it .. as well a joke sometimes and also cause it is jut hilarious. But then also NW bands that fit that are sometimes friends bands.

Giving the American Heritage a listen.. surprisingly i am digging it so far (i don't listen to a whole lot of metal... )

haha camilla has said you were listening to a lot of Pantera .. will have to give that a listen when i get home... i don't know how i will take it.. as i already barely like the heavy "breakdown" hardcore / metalcore bands.

April 29, 2008 at 1:12 p.m.  

whoah look at those tough guys
I bet they walk with their arms out to make them look bigger. I bet one of them has a tattoo that says "Godless" in Old English font too.

April 29, 2008 at 1:34 p.m.  

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