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Artist: Pantera

Title: I Am the Night

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Pantera I Am the Night Album Cover


Category: Glammy Hard Rock

Year: 1985

Label: Metal Magic Records

Catalog Number: MMR1985


Terrence Lee vocals
Diamond Darrell guitars
Rex Rocker bass
Vinnie Paul drums

Only available on CD as a bootleg.


1.  Hot and Heavy  4:06
2.  I Am the Night  4:27
3.  Onward We Rock  3:56
4.  D*G*T*T*M  1:43
5.  Daughters of the Queen  4:18
6.  Down Below  2:39
7.  Come-On Eyes  4:13
8.  Right on the Edge  4:06
9.  Valhalla  4:05
10.  Forever Tonight  4:14
Total Running Time:  37:47

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Existing comments about this CD

From: jason (FA-Q) Date: April 6, 2003 at 16:09
huh?.... Who would have thought that at one time Pantera was a glam metal band. I took a lissen to some of there early stuff and it sounds pretty good, but definitely '80's rock. I thought I had all their CD's, but I guess not.

From: Date: April 6, 2003 at 21:47
Pantera's early releases(i am the night,projects in the jungle,metal magic)were never officially released , they were released on the reborn classic (bootleg)label..but power metal was officially released

From: James Date: April 22, 2003 at 21:28
The first song reminds me a lot of the first two Def Leppard albums and mix in Steel Dragon for the movie Rock Star. Overall I was pleased with the album. You should check it out if you ever get a chance.

From: Hunt Date: December 7, 2003 at 17:31
Definitely not the kind of music you'd expect to hear from Pantera. It's obvious that they hadn't fully developed their style at this particular time in their career. You hear traces of Poison, Ratt, Van Halen and even some Judas Priest. Production is decent. The guitar solos in each song sound like an Eddie Van Halen rip-off, but they do express 'Diamond' Darrell's musical talent. This album is a must-have for all glam-rock fans.

From: Hunt Date: December 7, 2003 at 22:11
Oh, one more thing. Pantera's first three albums WERE officially released. They were released on Metal Magic Records. A record label that was established by brothers Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell and their father. MMR featured two or three other bands. No bootlegs. No copies. ALL of Pantera's albums, including their obscure glam albums, are actuall studio albums. Professionally recorded, mixed and engineered. Anyone who tells you different is a damn liar.

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 30, 2003 at 15:58
Pantera have done a pretty good job of sweeping their earlier glammy material under the rug haven't they?

From: lew Date: February 8, 2004 at 17:16
so whats the deal, are the reborn classics a silver bootleg or a cdr?

From: Proman1 Date: February 23, 2004 at 1:15
What Can I Say? Is this really Pantera?? I know them from 'Power Metal' I haven't heard these previous releases yet but all the comparisons to Def Leppard @#$%!... This is not too exciting, sorry!! Now 'Power Metal' is a true metal smorgasborg... every song is excellent the best is Over & Out, then Proud To Be Loud, PST88 is great pounding anthem although the lyrics are somewhat cheesy, 'got in a fight saturday night pussy tight tonight alright!!' uh ahh okay go to KaZaa I got the songs there.

From: nick chavez Date: March 15, 2004 at 17:02
i have heard this old stuff.peojects in the jungle,metal magic,i am the night.honestly i am really ticked off because i cant buy this i cant find ity anywhare. i think they shuold start selling this. i like this a lot better than there neww stuff. someone needs to star selling it

From: Dean Date: March 15, 2004 at 21:10
Nick, all of Pantera's early releases are available at least in mp3 form at a pay site called mother metal. You pay about 15.00 for about 1 gig of tunes. At least check out the site and their selection because you would be amazed by all the stuff they got there(odin, heavy pettin,killer dwarfs,black and blue etc) Other than that they all have been unofficially reissued from time to time. Check on some of the foreign ebay sites. That's where i got 'em. Good hunting.

From: David Date: March 24, 2004 at 16:46
I'm sick of people knocking Pantera just because they were a glam-rock outfit. That's what bands were doing at that time. They changed their style...so ******* what? You think they would have recorded Vulgar Display OF Power back then, dumbasses? I doubt it!

From: Dean Date: March 25, 2004 at 12:01
Um...David? No one here is ripping on them for the glam thing- just discussing what a change it is. It seems the biggest ones who have a problem was the band themselves. I've seen several stories about how nasty Phil can be to people who bring it up. 'I am the night' is pretty good -kind of reminds me of a heavier Ratt. Hilarious lyrics though-'c'mon baby take a lick from my ice cream cone-go ahead take a lick' from 'Hot and Heavy' Found this tape in a bargain bin at Best Buy for $.99

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From: Blue Charvel Date: March 25, 2004 at 12:09
It's definitely got it's share of cheese, but there's good stuff on here. Dimebag/Diamond is always a pleasure to listen to, he fuckin' smokes! IMO the music is far better than the lyrics, but they are what they are, and it was 1985 after all. Worth a listen, but I would stay away from buying it at the eBay prices and either get it from MotherMetal.com or find it cheap somewhere else unless you're a serious collector.

From: figgy Date: March 28, 2004 at 19:25
i had their first two releases and got rid of them.never knew what i had till it was too late.been looking for them ever since{7 years}i thought they were great

From: jack Date: June 2, 2004 at 6:57
Where's the cowboy in hell's album?

From: Scandinavia Date: December 9, 2004 at 5:39
Dimebag & his brother Vinnie were both gunned down at their Ohio show last night with DAMAGEPLAN. R.I.P. Who the hell allows people to carry guns to concerts???

From: Muddley Date: December 9, 2004 at 6:15
The government I suppose. The same government who allows ányone to buy a gun. Im glad I dont live in that country. Rest in peace. If your government had been different, you might still have been alive.

From: Muddley Date: December 9, 2004 at 6:20
This makes me sad.

From: Blue Tequila Date: December 9, 2004 at 6:36
~sigh~ If our government didn't allow people to own guns then the only people with guns would be the criminals. The same criminals that shot those poor guys at the show. If guns kill people then pencils misspell words and cars make people drive drunk. Oh, and I'm glad you don't live in this country either Muddley. Sorry Dan & Whip, just had to vent.

From: Rattlesnake Date: December 9, 2004 at 6:38
RIP Dimebag

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: December 9, 2004 at 8:24
The loss of 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott is going to affect alot of people, and I think it's a good thing to allow people to discuss their feelings/memories regarding him here, but let's take any conversations/feelings on gun control to the messageboards please. The comments here on the main site should be directed towards remembering Darrell, may he R.I.P. .

From: Scandinavia Date: December 9, 2004 at 11:10
On the forum of www.mikeportnoy.com there's an eye witness description of what happened... Check here: http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/tm.asp?m=690609

From: USA fan Date: December 9, 2004 at 18:56
Muddley, don't blame the US government, your a typical foreigner with nothing good to say about the USA. I'm glad I'm not in your country. The real issue lies with the security at the club. I've seen clubs use scanners that can detect guns. This club did not do so.

From: Muddley Date: December 10, 2004 at 0:58
USA fan. I have plenty of good things to say about USA. I love the country. Lets NOT discuss political issues on Heavyharmonies. I started it by missplacing a comment here. I dont like your government, but thats it. Can anyone tell how many was killed at the club.? Ive seen different reports.??? Ranging from 1-5.???

From: T-Bone Date: December 10, 2004 at 4:56
There's R.I.P. Dimebag threads in the message Board Section. Please use that instead of posting comments here about the tragedy. Thanks

From: Aero Force Mike Date: December 10, 2004 at 22:09
Not bad, but singer Terry Lee was out of his depth and usually can't hack the notes he's attempting... he was far better suited to his later band, the kickass Lord Tracy, who were more akin to Ugly Kid Joe than commercial-Manowar rock on offer here. Still this record has its moments; Onward We Rock is undeniably infectious with its shout-a-long chorus and Valhalla's a powerful riff-fest. I can't stand the later years of this band, but this isn't too bad... not particularly great either. 6/10

From: Carmine Rose Date: December 18, 2004 at 20:35
I've been listening to this album Power Metal, and Cowboys From Hell. Dime will live on in our hearts and CD players. Rest In Peace, Dime.

From: CHIRO Date: January 13, 2005 at 16:33

From: Josh Date: February 12, 2005 at 12:24
Early Pantera kicks ass!! I was wondering if anyone who was this album could burn me a cdr of it? I would throw you a few bucks or make a trade. tyrantsreighn@hotmail.com

From: Bisser Date: March 20, 2005 at 3:57
hey Josh I can , if u want writte me to : bellotock@dir.bg

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 9, 2005 at 17:18
Good-Decent album, mas duros mas heavies y mas glam que el anterior no tan bueno como ese para mi a destacar un corte Forever Tonight balada de Hard Melodico a medio tiempo como esas que llaman la atencion a cualquiera y gustan, el resto es mas comun ya saben a lo que me refiero a comun, cortes que escuchas en muchas bandas de estilos asi, pero esta balada a medio tiempo es la ganadora por la Magia que desprende.

From: Andrew Date: August 26, 2005 at 23:26
Other than the surprisingly evil-sounding title song and the instrumental D*G*T*T*M, this one is pretty forgettable. This CD's version of "Down Below" is just plain pathetic. It would sound much better on "Power Metal".

From: Andrew Date: September 15, 2005 at 0:55
I've given this disc a couple more spins since my first review, and this one has really started to grow on me. Hot and Heavy, the title song, Come-On Eyes, Right On The Edge and Valhalla are all excellent tracks. Onward We Rock is OK but the chorus is weak. Down Below has good guitar playing but terrible vocals. There is a wide range of musical styles here and it shouldn't disappoint.

From: Geoff Date: March 16, 2006 at 20:34
This one goes alright. I wouldn't call it the greatest hard rock/metal album ever, but not the worst either. It starts off with a strong Cinderella/Britny Fox vibe, IMO, but as the album progresses the vocals die down a bit and it's not as harsh. 'Come-on eyes' is a great commercial hard rocker, and the closer 'Forever tonight' is also a very nice surprise. The rest is pretty simple, straight forward 80's hard rock/metal. Pretty good stuff.

From: Fat Freddy Date: October 26, 2006 at 11:42
I prefer POWER METAL and PROJECTS over this one, but I AM THE NIGHT is a solid listen and has some killer tunes like the leadoff track "Hot and Heavy" and "Onward We Rock." Anyone out there have any idea what the heck "D*G*T*T*M" stands for?

From: AOR-Crazy Date: October 3, 2007 at 3:01
Although i like their early work from Metal Magic to Power Metal and even Cowboys From Hell, and Diamond Darrell is actually a top guitarist, a sane person should ask himself, what kind of a band or a man renounces his work (i'm talking about this early work 'course) and renounces in public!? Pantera NEVER acknowledged their early albums just because their changed their style after Power Metal and i think Pantera in general is false and they are bunch of posers (not then, but rather now!).

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 6, 2008 at 20:31
Somehow, I don't like this one as much as Projects In The Jungle, even though it's heavier (they were really getting heavier with each album even back then). This seems to have a more European, "serious" feel (to the music I mean, the lyrics are still by and large pretty dumb), and it reminds me of bands like Dokken or anthemic Priest. It's really a shame the band shuns these releases. Sure, it's a very different flavor, but with the exception of the amateurish Metal Magic, it's nothing to be ashamed of.

From: metalalways Date: July 20, 2009 at 20:04
Finally got the original Metal Magic Records Pressing of this i think i like Pantera better this way as a Glam Metal Band it sucks that Pantera disowns these CD releases the first four CDS are kick ass i got this and Power Metal i'm gonna get Metal Magic and Projects In The Jungle pretty soon i love their Thrash Stuff too but they should've stuck with Glam and kept Terrence Lee in the band get these if you can find them they rock.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 6, 2011 at 12:10
"Take a look at my ice cream cone, come on, take a lick / Can't wait to get you home, beat you with my stick." Yes, those are some actual lyrics. But "Hot And Heavy" is still a good song, and hell, that's the sort of shit everybody was singing in 1985. This track reminds me of early Skid Row. Other good ones are "Come-On Eyes," "Right On The Edge," "Valhalla" and the title track. Mix those first-album Skid Row sounds with some heavy Ratt, some Defenders-era Priest (but commercial). Lyrics are either ridiculous sexual stuff, or equally silly Manowar-style fare like "Daughters Of The Queen" or "Onward We Rock." Dime's "DGTTM" solo is fairly pointless, like "showpiece" guitar solos everywhere, and the ballad, "Forever Tonight," is just awful. It's a decent, enjoyable disc for the time, but the main point of interest is obviously what the band would become in the future.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 20, 2011 at 21:10
Rocking and Rolling album with a great vocalist aboard(Terrence Lee...whatever happened to him...)...best songs 4 me are "I'am The Night","Daughters Of The Queen","Down Below"( ),"Come-On Eyes"( )& "Forever Tonight"(this track reminded me of Vinnie Vincent Invasion)...recommended stuff...86/100

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 21, 2011 at 10:00
Rick: Terry Lee went on to the band Lord Tracy, who still put out albums every now and then today.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 21, 2011 at 19:25
Yeah that's right Doghouse Reilly!!!...didn't remember that fact...thanks!!!..."Deaf Godz Of Babylon"...killer album by Lord Tracy...

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