Pantera vs. Slipknot – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Semifinals
You may need some padding after this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinal matchup is complete. It’s the circle-pit favorite ‘F—ing Hostile’ from Pantera squaring off the brutality of Slipknot‘s own slamming anthem ‘Wait and Bleed.’
Pantera eeked out the narrowest of victories against Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies’ in the first round, taking home 53 percent of the vote, but they had an easier time in the quarterfinals against Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash,’ earning 72 percent of the final tally. With the full-force guitar work of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul’s speedy yet powerful beats, Rex Brown’s thumping bass line and Phil Anselmo’s pent-up aggression, this song is as energetic as they come and captures the fighting spirit represented on the football field.
And speaking of aggression, Corey Taylor certainly delivers while singing about the hate rising up inside of him. Much like an NFL player psyched up for competition, Slipknot‘s ‘Wait and Bleed’ comes out of the gate ready to erupt. ‘Wait and Bleed’ easily bested P.O.D.’s ‘Boom’ in round one with 71 percent of the vote, while Slipknot also had a decisive victory in the quarterfinals against Rob Zombie’s ‘Superbeast,’ with 72 percent of the final tally.
It’s Pantera vs. Slipknot in a battle to advance to the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl semifinals and you can hear both songs below. You can vote once per hour between now and Friday (Feb. 1) at 10AM ET, so vote as often as you can. And if you haven’t yet, click on the red button below to vote in our other semifinal matchup of Metallica against Avenged Sevenfold.
Listen to Pantera’s ‘F—ing Hostile’
Listen to Slipknot’s ‘Wait and Bleed’
Voting in the Semifinal round is over. Pantera have defeated Slipknot to advance to the Championship Round against Metallica. Click below to vote: