Pantera is rightfully considered one of the heaviest metal bands of all-time. For years, we were thrilled by Phil Anselmo’s aggressive vocals and Dimebag Darrell’s mind-blowing riffs. But what some listeners may not know is that Pantera used to sound a lot different. We generally view 1990’s Cowboys from Hell as the moment Pantera truly started, but they actually recorded four albums before that, which all sound nothing like the Pantera we’ve come to know and love. So, have we been missing anything truly great by ignoring these albums? Let’s look back on Pantera’s early work and see if any of these albums are worth our time.