Former Philip Anselmo and The Illegals guitarist Marzi Montazeri had a new interview with The Classic Metal Show and claimed that Phil Anselmo of Pantera is ripping off Exhorder’s Kyle Thomas.

Montazeri talked about working with vocalist Kyle Thomas and compared his works with Phil Anselmo.

Here is what he said:

“Well, they’re both very talented people. But I will tell you this, from working with both of ’em: they’re both very intelligent people. Kyle Thomas is an original. He is entirely original. His voice, his presentation, his lyrics, the way he writes — everything about Kyle Thomas is an original.

I love Phil. I worked with Phil, and I enjoyed working with Phil. Phil, at his best, is imitating Kyle. So there lies this pretentiousness about him. And I’m only saying this because you asked me about the experience.

“I walked into it knowing… Regardless of what his demeanor may be, all this stuff — I get it; I get the ‘tough-guy’ thing; I get it. But put all that aside, man — put that act aside — and what you’re gonna end up getting is someone pretending to be someone else. Kind of like David Lee Roth did with Jim Dandy.

You can listen to the entire podcast below:

Listen to “Interview with Heavy As Texas Guitarist Marzi Montazeri 2019” on Spreaker.

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