|Posted on April 27, 2014 at 1:15 AM|
Steel Panther – All You Can Eat
Written by Nicky Zardis
Steel Panther are back again, ballsier, ruder and as in your face as ever. The hard rock band’s third album has received raving reviews and has impressed devout hair metal and general metal fans alike. Whether you are a fan of the comedy tongue-in-cheek lyrics, the impressive musical talent at the backdrop has not gone unnoticed, with even the Guardian conceding that ‘beneath the hair-metal parodists' crass jokes and meathead riffs lies real craftsmanship.’
The soft Spanish sounding start to the album, ‘Pussywhipped’ has a Metallica feel and lulls you into a false sense of security before you are hit with a blasting, fast paced rock track. ‘Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World,’ will not disappoint 80s hair metal fans, as it is sleazy, unrelenting and very Motley Crue-esq, but a lot less innocent. It is definitely a hair metal anthem that would make Alice Cooper proud or at least a fan. Similarly, songs like “Fucking My Heart in the Ass” may be described by some, such as myself, as too crass but are nevertheless, indisputably major rock party anthems.
But don’t mistake this album as a one trick pony, songs such as ‘Bukkake Tears’ are slower but no less crude, with some describing their Van Halen sounding “Ten Strikes You’re Out,” as one of the best songs they have put on record. As well as classic hair metal, the album also offers classic egotistical rock ballads, such as “The Burden of Being Wonderful.”.
Some may say that Steel Panther will never be able to follow Feel The Steel but I would argue this album is just as good and will not disappoint. Packed with plenty of catchy tunes, like ‘B.V.S,’ fresh new riffs and great musicianship, this album is a must have for any classic rock fan.
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