Former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo recently participated in an interview with Metal-Rules.com. During that interview the subject of reissuing Pantera’s 1988 ‘Power Metal’ album to give it a “proper re-release for the fans” came up. Personally, I think it’s a no brainer. In my opinion, that album needs to be re-mastered and re-released for all to hear. It’s a great album!
Here is Phil’s response:
No, I’ve never thought about that. As far as catalogues or re-releases and whatnot, I’m not against it. I think it’s an interesting thing to bring up. Matter of fact, I think you’re the first guy to ever really ask if that was going to be a re-release, so thumbs up for you. Honestly, if people got past the image and whatnot of the bar-band hair bullshit that was going on in the late ’80s, you would pretty much realize that it’s a pretty solid metal record all around in the vein of JUDAS PRIEST, and really, Dimebag, some of the riffs on that record are brutal, and I say to any guitar player out there, good fucking luck trying to play those riffs. Matter of fact, specifically the song “Power Metal” itself, good luck trying to play that riff with conviction and accuracy, ’cause that is a fuckin’ hard riff to play.