Reinventing the Steel
|Reinventing the Steel|
|Studio album by Pantera|
|Released||March 14, 2000|
|Producer||Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, Sterling Winfield|
|Singles from Reinventing the Steel|
In Australia a two-disc Tour Edition of the album was released. The first disc consists of the album proper, while the second is an unofficial hits compilation. This is now a collector's item. An edited version of the song "Death Rattle" was used on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants titled "Pre-Hibernation Week". This track was also featured on SpongeBob SquarePants: Original Theme Highlights, released August 14, 2001.
Lyrics and style
Reinventing the Steel contains lyrics mostly about the band itself, as on "We'll Grind that Axe for a Long Time" (where the band members tell about how they have kept it "true" throughout the years, while many of their peers "sucked up for the fame") and "I'll Cast a Shadow" (about Pantera's influence on the genre). There are also songs about their fans, like "Goddamn Electric" and "You've Got to Belong To It". "Goddamn Electric" mentions Black Sabbath, and Slayer, two of the band's main influences. The band members dedicated Reinventing the Steel to their fans, whom they viewed as their brothers and sisters.
The cover art is a snapshot taken from the video of "Revolution Is My Name", the first single of the album.
Unlike other Pantera releases, two b-sides were recorded during the Reinventing the Steel sessions, those being "Avoid The Light" and "Immortally Insane", found on the Dracula 2000 and Heavy Metal 2000 soundtracks, respectively.
|The Austin Chronicle|||
|Chronicles of Chaos||7/10|
It reached number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, number 8 on the Top Canadian Albums chart, and number 5 on the Top Internet Albums chart. It held its position in the Billboard 200 for over 12 weeks. The album's fifth track, "Revolution Is My Name", reached number 28 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on May 2, 2000, however, the album has yet to reach platinum status, making it Pantera's only major label studio album not to reach sales of 1,000,000.
Rolling Stone (5/25/00, p. 73) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "Metal-revivalist....relying on the genre's primal elements of rage and analog noise...chopped up with squealing dissonance....brutal enough to please underground purists and familiar enough for weekend headbangers."
Alternative Press (7/00, pp. 108–9) - 5 out of 5 - "An undiluted, unvarnished slab of riffs paying distinct homage to Judas Priest's British Steel, and not just in a titular sense, but in basic song construction."
NME (4/15/00, p. 34) - 6 out of 10 - "An unfashionably old-school metal album....it's Pantera's bid to herald the rebirth of bullet-belt, cut-off denim metal....It's a solid album, oozing drunk-as-hell metal spirit."
In the 2000 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Awards, the album was voted "Album of the Year" and "Album Cover of the Year" (tying with Iron Maiden's Brave New World (Iron Maiden album) for the latter), while the single Revolution Is My Name won "Song of the Year".
All songs written and composed by Pantera.
|3.||"Yesterday Don't Mean Shit"||4:19|
|4.||"You've Got to Belong to It"||4:13|
|5.||"Revolution Is My Name"||5:15|
|7.||"We'll Grind That Axe for a Long Time"||3:44|
|9.||"It Makes Them Disappear"||6:21|
|10.||"I'll Cast a Shadow"||5:22|
|Japanese edition bonus track|
|11.||"Hole in the Sky" (Black Sabbath cover)||4:17|
- Phil Anselmo – lead vocals
- Dimebag Darrell – guitar, backing vocals
- Rex Brown – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Vinnie Paul – drums
- Additional musicians
- Kerry King – outro guitar on "Goddamn Electric"
- Technical personnel
- Sterling Winfield – producer, engineer, mixing
- Dimebag Darrell – producer, engineer, mixing
- Vinnie Paul – producer, engineer, mixing
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