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Pantera: 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell (DVD)

3 Vulgar Videos From Hell is 4 hours of prime Pantera in their element-live onstage, the backstage and tour bus shenanigans, making videos, and in the studio. This DVD release puts together all the existing Pantera home videos into one 2 disc collection, and it's hours of fun for any longtime fan of the band or someone who really wants to see what the rock and roll lifestyle is all about. Judging by this, it's obvious that Pantera where one hell of a "have a good time and party" band who knew how to kick on live and then celebrate afterwards. The footage included here takes you around the world with the band on their various tours, and quite frankly there's some hilarious stuff here. You get plenty of backstage betting contests to consume evertything from bottles of hot sauce, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, whole cakes, and every type of alcohol you can imagine, which obviously results in lots of stumbling and falling down. A few clips (which will have you in stitches) show various band and stage crew members passed out sleeping while the rest of the crew mess around with all sorts of hijinks to get them to wake up. IN addition, there's plenty of live foootage of the band jamming with Skid Row (the two bands doing Kiss' "Cold Gin" is very cool), Rob Halford, Kerry King from Slayer, Sacred Reich, Crowbar, and many others, as well as a quick clip of Pantera trying to get Yngwie Malmsteen to eat a dognut, which he angrily replies " I don't eat fucking dognuts!" and storms off. Of course, it wouldn't be a heavy metal DVD without plenty of scantily clad and naked women, so keep the kids away from the TV when watching this one. Pantera's penchant for marijuana is also apparent, so expect plenty of joints and bongs passed around as well.

As for the music, you can't go wrong here, you get the bands videos, and footage from the Monsters of Rock festival in Moscow, where the band played in front of a huge audience of metal heads that were not accustomed to seeing metal regularly. Seeing Dimebag in his glory days ripping it up on the guitar will make you miss him all the more-the guy was so talented and left us way too early.

This is essential viewing for metal fans, and a fun 4 hours to spend with a classic band.

Cowboys From Hell-The Videos
1) Cowboys From Hell
2) Art of Shredding-Live 1990
3) Cemetary Gates
4) Heresy-Live 1990
5) Psycho Holiday
Vulgar Video
6) Walk
7) This is Me
8) This Love
9) Mouth For War

3 Watch It Go
1) I'm Broken
2) 5 Minutes Alone
3) Drag the Waters
4) Planet Caravan
Bonus Footage-Pantera Live From Monsters of Rock in Moscow

Added: April 23rd 2006
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Pantera Website
Hits: 2709
Language: english

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Pantera: 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell (DVD)
Posted by Ken Pierce, SoT Staff Writer on 2006-04-24 16:14:19
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Pantera's fans will rejoice when they get their hands on this double DVD set that features the 3 VHS releases from the 1990's. Originally released individually as "Cowboys From Hell", "Vulgar Videos" and "3"; this set gives you the whole gamut from the bands early days on two convenient DVD's. It's a great way to remember the power that this band held in their hands from the start. Albums such as "Cowboys From Hell", "Vulgar Display Of Power" and "Far Beyond Driven" were some of the most head-banging material to be presented to the Metal community. It was very quick that Pantera grabbed the throat of the fans and showed them a new level of brutality that did not suffer in technical ability thanks to the Brothers Vinny Paul and Dimebag Darrell. The duo were continually bringing fresh Metal ideas to the table and while Vinny's drumming was among the most solid to come around in awhile, Dime's level of guitar wizardry would set him on a path to being referred to as one of the greatest that the genre would ever encounter. Front man Philip Anselmo was also someone who should not be taken lightly, as his sheer intensity during the songs and on the stage took the role of lead singer to a new level. He was a tougher and more in your face type and that worked with the music of Pantera very well. I was an early fan of the band and I enjoyed the albums I hold close to my Metal heart the most being the ones represented on this package. Songs like "Cemetery Gates" and "This Love" are still among my favorite Metal songs of all.

The other side of this DVD set that people will enjoy is the fun stuff and the camaraderie that is displayed on segments between the live or video films. The band is surely a wild bunch of drinkers and smokers during this time and they make no bones about showcasing it to the cameras. There is also a lot of abuse of each other for the sake of laughs and some of it will have you in stitches. Pantera while all business on stage was just a regular bunch of guys who were out to have as much fun as they could while they could manage to do it. There is a host of cameos and among them Rob Halford and Yngwie Malmsteen are included. It adds to the fun stuff with their iconic status being added to the humorous fodder. Since these films were recorded Pantera has broken up and sadder still we lost Dime to a tragic occurrence. This is a must have release for a number of reasons with the first being it's a good way to remember the impact of Pantera and a better way to remember Dime having fun doing what he did best. Raise them horns people He's watching.

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