One of, if not the most kickass metal band in the world. A band from Arlington, Texas that released some of the most legendary albums like Cowboys From Hell. Famous for vocalist Phil Anselmo's rip-roaring vocals and guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's expertise with that axe. Tensions and creative differences split the band up, and Dime and Phil each started their own projects. Phil started many bands such as Down and Superjoint Ritual, while Dime and his brother Vinnie (Pantera's drummer) started their own band, called Damageplan. On December 8, 2004, (coincidentially the same day John Lennon was killed 24 years earlier) Dime was shot and killed by a fan who was obviously in huge need of mental help, as Damageplan was performing in Colombus, Ohio. RIP.
If you say you don't like Pantera purely out of distaste for metal, fine, but if you're going to bitch about how it's "too loud", then you need to have a pair of balls surgically attached to your groin.
If I ever find the grave of that fucktard who killed Dimebag, I'm going to dig up his remains and take a good, long piss on them.
You want proof that Pantera kicks ass? Ask Maddox (thebestpageintheuniverse.com).