This Love (Pantera song)

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"This Love"
Single by Pantera
from the album Vulgar Display of Power
Released February 25, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Heavy metal, groove metal
Length 6:32
Label Eastwest
Writer(s) Pantera
Producer(s) Terry Date
Pantera singles chronology
"Mouth for War"
(1992)
"This Love"
(1992)
"Hollow"
(1992)

"This Love" is a ballad by American heavy metal band Pantera. It was first released on the band's best selling album, Vulgar Display of Power, and later on the band's compilation album, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! A live version was also included on Official Live: 101 Proof.

Composition and Lyrics[edit]

The song begins with a progressive chorus guitar riff played, and the song soon becomes heavier occasionally. Vinnie has said that this song was about a relationship Anselmo had been in previously. "This Love was pretty much the story of a relationship he had been in, and he was really mad about it!"

Reception[edit]

"This Love" is one of Pantera's most popular songs. It was the band's first song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 reaching #6.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "This Love" was directed by Kevin Kerslake and shows the band playing on a rooftop while smoke drifts over them. The chorus shows the band inside, playing on a stage, cutting between this and the rooftop. Phil Anselmo can be seen wearing a Down t-shirt. In a subplot, prostitution is shown with several prostitutes are doing random activities (such as seducing a man and another taking off a wig). This culminates when a particular prostitute gets into a cab which is occupied by another man, who tries to rape her. From the last moments of the video, it appears that she kills him, because she is seen dragging him from the cab and leaving him by the roadside.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "This Love" (AOR Edit) 4:44
2. "This Love" (Video Edit) 4:54
3. "This Love" (LP Version) 6:36

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6

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