Cowboys From Hell
Performed by Pantera
Year 1990
Appears in Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Live (GHTV)
Tier 6
★★★★ (Expert) 171,746
★★★★★ (Expert) 257,619

Album cover

Cowboys From Hell is a song by the American metal band Pantera. It appears on the album of the same name.


This song is the hardest in Guitar Hero to get more than 3 stars on. It has many HOPO  sections, but they prove to be unreliable due to GH1's strict gameplay mechanics and it is best to just alt-strum these, especially in the opening riff. Speed is key in the chorus/verses, which have many split chords supplemented with tough parts that you should try to just alt-strum instead of relying on HOPOs (although if you can master those, you can save your strumming hand from a whole lot of hurt). As for the solos, again, it is best for those who can't effectively use HOPOs to just alt-strum the short scales, but save your energy by hitting the simplest HOPOs.


Difficulty Total Notes Base Score 4-Star 5-Star
Easy 705 37,112 74,224 111,336
Medium 926 59,099 118,198 177,297
Hard 1,321 81,347 162,694 244,041
Expert 1,401 85,873 171,746 257,619

Appears In[]

Guitar Hero (6th tier)

This song appears as a Cover Version.

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This song appears as a Live recording.

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This song appears as a Master Track.




Songs of Guitar Hero
Opening Licks
I Love Rock & Roll - I Wanna Be Sedated - Thunder Kiss 65 - Smoke on the Water - Infected
Iron Man - More Than a Feeling - You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Take Me Out - Sharp Dressed Man
Thrash and Burn
Killer Queen - Hey You - Stellar - Heart Full of Black - Symphony of Destruction
Return of the Shred
Ziggy Stardust - Fat Lip - Cochise - Take it Off - Unsung
Fret Burners
Spanish Castle Magic - Higher Ground - No One Knows - Ace of Spades - Crossroads
Godzilla - Texas Flood - Frankenstein - Cowboys From Hell - Bark at the Moon
Bonus Tracks
Fire it Up - Cheat on the Church - Caveman Rejoice - Eureka, I've Found Love - All of This - Behind The Mask - The Breaking Wheel - Callout - Decontrol - Even Rats - Farewell Myth - Fly on the Wall - Get Ready 2 Rokk - Guitar Hero - Hey - Sail Your Ship By - Story of My Love - Trippolette - Graveyard Shift