See Avenged Sevenfold's Crushing Performance of Pantera's "Mouth for War" With Vinnie Paul | Revolver

See Avenged Sevenfold's Crushing Performance of Pantera's "Mouth for War" With Vinnie Paul

Metal icons united at 2011 Golden Gods

When Avenged Sevenfold found out that they would be headlining the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods, they were stoked to arrange a couple once-in-a-lifetime onstage collaborations with two of their hard-rock and metal heroes: namely, GN'R's Duff McKagan for a cool cover of "It's So Easy," and Pantera's Vinnie Paul for a hellacious take on Vulgar Display of Power opener "Mouth for War." The latter was something of a revelation with M. Shadows delivering a pitch perfect Anselmo vocal and Synyster Gates shredding in true Dime fashion while Pantera's own iconic drummer walloped the kit behind them. A7X had covered the Texas firebrands' "Walk" more than a few times at that point, but wanted to mix it up for the Gods — the result was truly a moment to remember, and especially poignant for Shadows and Paul, who at the after party, imagined their fallen bandmates, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan and Dimebag Darrell, jamming together in heaven just as they had that night.