Monday, 22 June 2009
Finally a band that might be able to take over where the Darkness left off. Steel Panther sound enough like Poison, Motley Crue and Def Leppard to be radio friendly (in the US at least) while are heavy enough to get away with calling themselves a metal band and singing about metal.
Musically Steel Panther are great. What lets them down is the lyrical content and it let's them down big time. Death To All But Metal is amusing and genius, but just about every other track on the album is either embarrassing toilet humour or unnecessarily derogatory towards women. It's not big, it's not clever and I'm sure they could do better.
Putting the lyrics aside this album is a great listen and just what the rock genre needs at the moment to combat the current crop of bland rubbish such as the Kaiser Chiefs.
Here's hoping Steel Panther pull it together for their second album and grow up a little.