Shrugging off their dubious hair metal beginnings, Cowboys From Hell marked the emergence of Pantera as a formidable force in 1990s metal, with Darrell Abbott's visceral riffing a sonic signature.
The title track and Cemetery Gates still sound ridiculously fresh and rocking. Billy Corgan prefers Far Beyond Driven, but that's his prerogative.
"Pantera- Cowboys from hell." (From Thomas via Facebook, thanks)
"Such a difficult question. Master Of Puppets, Number Of The Beast, Reign In Blood, Back In Black. Cowboys From Hell. No Sleep ‘Till Hammersmith. But really - Physical Graffiti?" (From Johannes via Facebook, thanks)
“Cowboys From Hell – Pantera.” (Thanks, dudewheresmybass)
“Cowboys From Hell - Pantera.” (Thanks, CoolMcSerious)
“Cowboys From Hell - Pantera or Sacrament by Lamb Of God, in fact there's too many to list!” (Thanks, LittleBigMatt)
“Pantera - Cowboys From Hell.” (Thanks, citson)
“For pure, unadulterated metal, it's Master Of Puppets or Reign In Blood. Or ...And Justice For All. Or South Of Heaven. Or Seasons In The Abyss. Vulgar Display Of Power and Cowboys From Hell were both pretty incredible at the time too.” (Thanks, ChrisVinnicombe)