American heavy metal star and vocalist of Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and Down, Phil Anselmo, was the latest interview guest of the official YouTube channel of Revolver Magazine and talked about Pantera’s eighth studio album named ‘The Great Southern Trendkill.’

As you may already follow Pantera’s musical career, this is the 25th anniversary of their legendary album. While ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’ got mixed reviews from the professional authorities, the album was reached the number four spot on the Billboard 200 back in 1996. The album stayed on the list for more than fifteen weeks.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album, Phil joined Revolver this week and talked about untold details about the recording process of the tracks. Phil admitted that he was so pessimistic while recording the album, and just before releasing the recording, they were already confident that the songs were devastating enough.

Here is what Anselmo said:

“I was in a superbly dark fucking spot when we did that record. And what I remember about doing it was pretty ugly, but I was surrounded by beautiful things. I was in New Orleans. I was at Trent Reznor’s studio; that place was fucking beautiful and awesome. And [producer] Terry Date was there. And Terry Date would come, fly out to work with me.

It was the first record I did away from the band. I was injured, man. I was addicted to drugs. And sometimes when you’re in those dark places, they make for some goddamn good music or interesting expressions of music and art in general.

I think I felt pretty confident that the songs were devastating enough. I can just leave it at that — I felt like they were devastating. We did some different stuff musically, with the guitar tones and whatnot — cleaner tones and shit like that.”

You can watch the interview below.

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