Vulgar Display of Power detonated like a bomb when it dropped in February 1992. Pantera’s impossibly tight, ferocious groove-metal masterpiece was an undeniable game changer that cemented their position as heavy music’s new dominant force. Worldwide fame and critical acclaim followed — and by the time the Texas crew began work on their next album, Far Beyond Driven, external expectations were high. Could they keep up the momentum? Was it even possible to write something heavier than Vulgar?