I vividly remember that night 10 years ago plus a day: the headlines were plastered all over every single metal outlet, crying out the horrid fact that ‘Dimebag’ Darrell and three fans were brutally gunned down during a show. I was 17 at the time and A Vulgar Display of Power and Far Beyond Driven were my lifeblood, companions in the struggle against the society I felt was choking me down. In honor of the legacy that Darrell has left with is and to commemorate the pain of that night, Textures have released a cover version of ‘I’m Broken’, an iconic Pantera song. Head on over the jump to hear it.
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The excellent quality of performance here aside, this is a worthy gesture of man to whom music was all, by all accounts. I must admit that I do not usually partake of personality cults but Darrell holds a special place in my heart. His evocative playing just as much as the lyrics or vocals were what drew me to Pantera originally and they were a big part of my life in a time when I was struggling to find meaning.
Rest well, Dimebag Darrell. We all miss who you were and your talent.