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

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 InEdit

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
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