By David Hiltbrand
Updated March 24, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Dallas metal-mongers Pantera resume their scorched-earth policy with vigor on Reinventing the Steel. Guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and his crew still drop aural anvils but there’s a dash of inventiveness on the shifting rhythms of ”Goddamn Electric” and ”You’ve Got to Belong to It.” Judging by the purity of their assault, absolute power doesn’t corrupt all that much. B+