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on 21 October 2001
There does seem to be something not quite up to scratch on this album. Sure, there's still Dimebag's thundering riffs, Phil Anselmo's raging voice and Vinnie Paul's thumping drum rhythms, but this album comes nowhere close to the greatness of Vulgar Display and Far Beyond Driven.
On too many of the songs you can hear the re-emergence and re-hashing of riffs from earlier albums. The whole album exhibits a lack of fresh ideas from the Pantera boys who can do so much better. Revolution Is My Name and maybe one or two other songs show Pantera at their brilliant best.
If you want to get into Pantera's music buy Vulgar Display or Far Beyond Driven, two far superior albums. Perhaps I am being too critical because trying to live up to the quality of the aforementioned albums would have been very difficult.