Metal Magic

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Metal Magic
Studio album by Pantera
Released June 10, 1983
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Length 39:37
Label Metal Magic
Producer Jerry Abbott
Pantera chronology
Metal Magic
(1983)
Projects in the Jungle
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
The Daily Vault C+[2]
Metal Forces (8/10)[3]

Metal Magic is the debut album by American heavy metal band Pantera, released in June 10, 1983 by Metal Magic Records.[4] Like the band's next two releases, this album was musically oriented toward a glam metal/heavy metal/hard rock sound influenced by Kiss and Van Halen, rather than the groove metal style they became famous for playing in the 1990s,[5] starting with the release of Cowboys from Hell. It was released on the band's own label (also called Metal Magic) and produced by Jerry Abbott (under the alias "The Eldn'"), notable country music songwriter and producer, and father of Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, who were seventeen and nineteen years old, respectively, at the time of release.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pantera unless noted otherwise. 

No. Title Length
1. "Ride My Rocket"   4:55
2. "I'll Be Alright"   3:13
3. "Tell Me If You Want It"   3:44
4. "Latest Lover"   2:54
5. "Biggest Part of Me"   4:49
6. "Metal Magic" (Scott Gigney) 4:17
7. "Widowmaker"   3:03
8. "Nothin' On (But the Radio)"   3:30
9. "Sad Lover"   3:27
10. "Rock Out"   5:45
Total length:
39:37

Credits[edit]

The album also features uncredited keyboard playing in some songs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Metal Magic - Pantera". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  2. ^ Thelen, Christopher (2005-01-10). "The Daily Vault Music Reviews : Metal Magic". The Daily Vault. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ Hammonds, Steve (1984). "Pantera - Metal Magic". Metal Forces (3). Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  4. ^ "House of Hairspray". Retrieved 5 Aug 2010. 
  5. ^ "Metal Magic". Retrieved 5 Aug 2010.