Pantera "Piss" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:09:25
"Piss" is classic Pantera.
The one unheard song from the Vulgar Display of Power sessions boasts all of the legendary group's trademarks. Dimebag Darrell's guitar surprises with almost every beat, weaving in and out of guttural grooves, bluesy breaks, and scorching solos. Darrell leads the charge as his six-string mastery resounds as loudly as ever with a potency that rings eternally especially during the massive, mind-bending lead in the middle of the track. As if locked into an immortal rhythm, his brother Vinnie Paul bashes out beats worthy of any stadium worldwide. Paul's energy anchors the song into a jilting movement that could make you dance. Simultaneously, Rex Brown's bass rumble reverberates with undeniable brutality echoing through the distortion.
Philip Anselmo's delivery remains formidable, focused, and fiery. He's still as badass as they come raising a middle finger to "a go-getter who ain't got none" with a timeless lyrical bitchslap. His voice sounds pristine rising along with the bridge and then descending into an utterly epic refrain. Demonic, deadly, and definitive Anselmo, the track is a monster.
It's everything Pantera should be. It's everything metal should be. It's a lesson to anyone about to pick up a guitar. This is how it's done boys…
On May 15th, "Piss" will be available as part of the 20th anniversary reissue of Vulgar Display of Power. You can also get it on iTunes now!
Watch the video below!
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