Title says it all. Pantera versus Megadeth circa 1990. If you had to choose one album, who takes it?
Yah, I mean, you can compare this stuff a lot of different ways. Vulgar's my favorite too. But I'm comparing these cause I remember what it was like back in 1990 and man, these albums came out within months of each other and would go on both to be some of metal's finest moments. Pantera kicking off their heavy era, Megadeth starting to wrap up theirs but in a big way (no offense to those who like Countdown and later stuff).Not even close. CFH is fantastic but if you want to have a chance, you'd have to talk about how Vulgar stacks up to RIP. To me RIP IS thr best Thrash album of all time out of that scene. Riffs, drumming, and leads. Insane. Vinnie Paul was great but he was a very straight ahead drummer where Menza had a feel and aggressiveness to his style. Also less clicky and sound like proper drums. That's all preference though but I still think RIP can't be touched. SLAYER'S seasons in the abyss was also pretty killer. Pantera was in tough in that era.
Oh man, you are so right about Seasons. Yeah, that hangs for me up there as well. If I had a redo I would have put them in the vote, good call!Ok I see what you are saying and you are right, both albums were out in 90. So was Seasons which is why I added it. I would still think that for most, Cowboys probably sits 3rd behind the other two. It is kick ass though no question. Love Dime's riffs and cowboys is a sick riff. I mean he really knew how to make an impact that's for sure.