Top 10 Most Influential Metal Bands in History
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The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell – along with vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the following year, replacing the original unofficial bass guitarist Tommy D. Bradford. The band started as a glam rock band, but they changed it after 5 years. Bradford. Bradford. Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera replaced Glaze with Phil Anselmo in 1986. Pantera introduced a groove metal sound in 1990.