Listen to the original full length video of “Cemetary Gates” by Pantera and listen to the incredible range and defining guitar of Dimebag Darrell. He not only had an uncanny sound that was edgy and nearly unduplicatable, but his playing speed combined with the clarity of his runs was incredible. You can tell this is something he worked on for years…
Something you probably haven’t seen is the 1984 11 minute solo from “Diamond Darrell” in his “glam” phase back in the 80’s hair metal bands. You sure can tell who his influences were, since you hear near complete rips at times from both Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen’s live solos. You even hear a bit of Zeppelin. This was definitely at a time when Darrell was still figuring out who we has and defining his sound. He had some incredible speed, and you can see how he molded this into his later Pantera signature sound – this was how he built up those chops.
This video is Pantera playing live in 1992 “Cemetary Gates”, listen to Dimebag’s incredible live version of this solo, incredible!
RIP Dimebag Darrell, your guitar sound helped shape the entire sound of metal for a new genation and pushed guitar to new limits!