Released on July 24, 1990, and produced by Terry Date and Pantera, Cowboys from Hell was another leap into heavier territory. Pantera showed a more extreme style on this outing, leaving behind its glam metal influences in favor of an amalgamation of thrash metal and groove metal dubbed "power groove" by the band.
Ecliptica - 9.1/10 Sonata's first album kicks it off successfully with a series of hard rock-influenced power metal hits such as Blank File, Fullmoon, Picturing the Past, and Destruction Preventer. Ecliptica could be best described as an effective combination of styles between Queen and Stratovarius, featuring great keyboard and guitar solos, as per the demand for good power metal. Favorite Tracks: Fullmoon, PIcturing the Past, Letter to Dana