It still strikes me how one dude can have such a lasting impact on a whole genre of music. His impossible skill and endlessly positive attitude combined with an untimely and senseless death have made him the unofficial patron saint of metal, and the honor is not unwarranted. The myriad of Pantera tribute bands and tattoos on metalheads everywhere is a lasting impression of how he touched the world.
Ola Englund is one who did not escape the touch of the Dime, and was also infected by his greatness. Today he showed his Pantera influence by recording this dead-on cover of the “Drag the Waters” solo.
If you have need for more expertly covered Pantera, check out Wes Hauch’s Dimebucker demo, recorded by Keith Merrow.