The fifth full-length album by legendary American Groove Metal band.
This is their first album for Atco Records. This was their first commercially successful album, exposing the band's Groove Metal style to mainstream audiences.
“Cowboys From Hell” is seen as Pantera's "official" debut by most fans, as well as the band itself as they left behind their Glam Metal past and began to exhibit a Groove Metal-oriented sound. The album would prove to be influential in the Metal scene and would inspire a generation of musicians, particularly guitarists.
The song "Cowboys From Hell" is featured on the PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero and a live version of the song is featured in Guitar Hero: Smash Hits.
The album reached #117 on the Billboard 200, and it also managed to peak at #27 on the Billboard Music Charts Top Heatseekers and #8 on the Catalog Albums. IGN named Cowboys from Hell the 19th most influential Heavy Metal album of all-time. The album was ranked #11 on the October 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine's list of the greatest 100 guitar albums of all time. It was ranked the #85 best Heavy Metal album of all time by Metal-Rules.com
Atco Records/Atlantic Recording Corporation/Warner Music, 1990 (7567-91372-2). Made in Germany.
1.Cowboys From Hell 04:07
2.Primal Concrete Sledge 02:13
3.Psycho Holiday 05:19
5.Cemetery Gates 07:02
8.Clash With Reality 05:16
9.Medicine Man 05:14
10.Message In Blood 05:10
11.The Sleep 05:47
12.The Art Of Shredding 04:20
Total playing time: 57:39