The eighth full-length studio album by legendary American Groove Metal band.
The album features elements of Thrash Metal and Death Metal while still being a Groove Metal album. Being Pantera's most aggressive album, "The Great Southern Trendkill" is known for featuring lots of screaming, most notably on "Suicide Note Pt.II" and "The Great Southern Trendkill" while also featuring some of the fastest tempos and most down-tuned guitars that the band ever recorded. It also has a more experimental nature, such as the acoustic guitars and ballads. Unlike Pantera's first three major label albums, the vocals are often double tracked and layered to create a more "demonic" effect. An example of this can be heard in the chorus of "13 Steps to Nowhere", when Phil Anselmo's singing voice is backed up by high pitched screaming, done by Seth Putnam of the band Anal Cunt. Screams done by Phil Anselmo on the song "The Great Southern Trendkill" were compared Seth Putman.
Due to tension and conflicts within the band, Phil Anselmo recorded the vocals alone at Trent Reznor's Nothing Studios in New Orleans while Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul recorded the music at Chasin Jason Studios in Dallas, Texas.
The album reached number 4 in the Billboard 200 charts, and managed to stay on the chart for over 16 weeks..
"Floods", the album's longest song, contains a guitar solo considered by many to be Dimebag Darrell's finest. It has got list "15th greatest guitar solo of all-time" in Guitar World Magazine.
June 25, 1996 the album was Gold status and has sold 500000 copies, and August 17, 2004 the album received Platinum status, and has sold 1000000 copies.
EastWest Records America/Warner Music, 1996 (7559-61908-2/EW 851). Made in Germany.
1.The Great Southern Trendkill 03:47
2.War Nerve 04:53
3.Drag The Waters 04:55
5.13 Steps To Nowhere 03:37
6.Suicide Note, Pt. 1 04:44
7.Suicide Note, Pt. 2 04:19
8.Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath) 04:50
10.The Underground In America 04:33
11.Sandblasted Skin (Reprise) 05:39
Total playing time: 53:05