Album of the Day
Reinventing the Steel (20th Anniversary Edition)
Philip Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown and Vinnie Paul had already earned a #1 album and several Grammy nominations by the time Pantera began recording REINVENTING THE STEEL. Released in 2000 at the peak of nu-metal’s popularity, the set’s back-to-basics approach flew in the face of the trend and served as a potent reminder of the enduring power of primal metal. A celebration of the skull-rattling sound the quartet had cultivated through the years, the collection features such highlights as “We’ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time,” “Goddamn Electric” and “I’ll Cast A Shadow.” Certified gold and embraced by fans and critics alike, the album would unexpectedly become the band’s last. Now available, the 3-CD REINVENTING THE STEEL: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION pairs a newly remastered version of the original with a disc of rarities and a new mix by producer Terry Date, who was behind the console for the band’s previous four landmark albums.