Vulgar Display of Power Songs Ranked

Vulgar Display of Power is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Pantera. Released on February 25, 1992, through Atco Records, it was the band’s second collaboration with producer Terry Date, after having previously worked with him on their breakthrough album Cowboys from Hell (1990). The album was well received by both critics and fans, and is Pantera’s highest selling album to date and would eventually be certified double platinum. It is often considered one of the most influential heavy metal albums of the 1990s. In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked Vulgar Display of Power 10th on their list of ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time’. Several of its tracks have become among the band’s best known, such as “Mouth for War”, “A New Level”, “Walk”, “Fucking Hostile”, and “This Love”. Here are all of the Vulgar Display of Power songs ranked.

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11. Live in a Hole

“A nice intro, the guitar riffs sound cool. Thats what i like about pantera, each song has totaly different guitar riffs, and unlike heeps of other metal bands they depend on one sort of guitar riff. Any way great song”

10. No Good (Attack the Radical)

“Nice intro it really shows the guitarists talent. I like this song, it has great guitar riffs, i like the bit where the singer says “live in the past we make it last”. Overall great song.”

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9. By Demons Be Driven

“Great song attaking religions, nice guitar riffs. I especially love the guitar riffs on the chorus, when the singer screams “by demons, be driven”. I also love the bit after the chorus, where you hear this really haunting voice sayin “back in the call” or something, sorry its sometimes hard to understand what the singer is saying.”

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8. Regular People (Conceit)

“A nice long intro, showing off the guitarists talent, and then the singer pops and starts yelling and stuff. Sorry, this is propbably the only forgettable song on the album.”

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7. Rise

“The opening chords may pin you to the floor. Linking seamlessly with the quiet of the previous track, all the time building up to an amazing chorus, with Phil screaming, “What’s wrong with your mind!!!”, undercutted by Vinnie Paul’s stunning drum work. Vinnie is a drum god, by the way.”

6. A New Level

“A particular live favourite, and though it takes a while to grow on you, believe me it will. Also, the first time that Rex Brown’s bass really stands out – during the other awesome solo – Dimebag’s, how convienient!”

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5. Hollow

“The final piece of masterwork. Being careful not to put all the excellent songs at the start, they’ve held back this “power-ballad”, again relative, for the final cut. And without it, the CD would probably only get an 8 – as it’s the depth and breadth of Pantera’s music that is a particular standout about the band – being able to write sweet sounding yet bitter songs and incredibly heavy MAINSTREAM metal tunes. For the first 3 minutes, a lovely little song about, well, being hollow inside, before kicking into a very catchy end part that leads out the CD in style.”

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4. F****** Hostile

“Absolutely awesome. 167 seconds of sheer speed, this is a hell fast song, propbably the fastest song on the album, nice guitar riffs, as usual, and i think this song is talking about being controlled and un free to do what you want, well something like that.”

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3. This Love

“An excellent intro with haunting guitar riffs in the beginning of the intro. This song is propbably my favourite power ballad ever, i love the chorus where he goes angry. A very haunting song, you know how i said nothing beats mouth of war, well maybe im wrong, this song does in my opinion.”

2. Mouth for War

“A great song with excellent guitar riffs. This song is also without a doubt panteras best song, its a classic. I love the bit close to the end where the songs tempo goes faster and faster.”

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