With the Pantera reunion going on, Jimmy Bower of EYEHATEGOD gave his opinion to the Pod Scum podcast on the long-running comparisons between Pantera and Exhorder.
Bower, who has played with Phil Anselmo in Down and Superjoint had this to say:
“Was Phil influenced by EXHORDER and maybe took that to PANTERA? Of course he was,” Bower acknowledged. “But does that define who PANTERA is? Fuck no. I’ve seen all that written. And that’s actually an old thing — from the ’90s people have been saying that. I never got it because if that’s the case, then EYEHATEGOD is nothing but a second-rate MELVINS. That’s it. “EXHORDER was a huge influence on everybody down here.”
Albert “The Engineer” Dale
Inside the Circle Pit