Philip Anselmo on Dark Days Behind Pantera's 'The Great Southern Trendkill'

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Anyone looking for the most extreme and abrasive Pantera album should make a beeline to 1996's The Great Southern Trendkill. Characteristically defiant and contrarian, the band followed up its No. 1 Billboard-charting album Far Beyond Driven with an LP that was far beyond confrontational — musically experimental, sonically bombastic and lyrically scathing. For the 20th anniversary of the landmark album (released on May 7th), we talked to singer Philip Anselmo about the dark days that inspired such dark music.

May 7, 2021