VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER
One of the most influential heavy metal albums of the 1990s, Vulgar Display of Power is drenched with insanely intense depictions of naked rage and hostility that drains its listeners and pounds them into submission.
Preaching power through strength and integrity, Phil Anselmo discards any further attempts at singing in favor of a militaristic bark and an unhinged roar, while pummeling riffs against a rhythmic backdrop so thunderously supportive that Dimebag often solos without underlying rhythm guitar parts. Even the "ballads," "This Love" and "Hollow," have thunderously loud, aggressive chorus sections.
The album again follows Cowboys from Hell's strategy of stacking the best songs at the beginning and letting their momentum carry the listener through the rest, but the riffs and sonic textures are more consistently interesting this time around.
It is one of the heaviest albums of all time and is a classic. If you do not own this, have not heard it heard of it, know at least one song from it. I suggest you wake up and take a listen.
This is what heavy metal is about.