Steel Panther
Feel The Steel


5.0
classic

Review

by OFace USER (15 Reviews)
October 4th, 2010 | 65 replies | 5,737 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: WHOA-OH WHOA-OH, THAR SHE BLOWS!

9 of 9 thought this review was well written

Although it’s debatable whether the concept of parody could ever be saddled as “genius,” there’s something imminently profound about Steel Panther lead vocalist Michael Starr screaming “50 Cent’s a fag, so is Kanye West, shootin hot sperm on each other’s chesssssssssssssssssssst” in the lead track to Steel Panther’s hair metal ripfest “Feel the Steel.” When “chest” is emphasized with a vowel sound that actually doesn’t exist in the word, called to arms by a nut curdling wail previously only perfected by Don Dokken, you know you’re in for something. For the uninformed, Steel Panther is a parody of a parody of a parody. The quintessential crux of their parody, hair metal, was obviously a parody of the bombast of the 80’s whether or not it pretended to be legit. It doesn’t take away from the fact that it absolutely ruled, but nevertheless the onus of hair metal was reveling in the most bombastic aspects of life. And laying down big guitar riffs. And screwing girls.

In order to parody something, you better God Damn well get it right. In Steel Panther’s case, they could have written a text book for laying down legit glam infused power chord laden awesomeness had they actually been an act in the 80’s. In short, Steel Panther is the best hair metal band on the planet, and would have been in the top 5 had they existed in its hey-day. So what if “Party All Day (F*ck All Night)” sounds more Bon Jovi and Bon Jovi. It’s a better song than 95% of the stuff ol’ Jon and Richie S came up with while non-homo-erotically sweating on each other in their parent’s basements in Jersey. You think that “Death To All But Metal’s” main riff sounds like something Mick Mars threw away after getting frustrated by (again) watching everybody else in the band but him getting laid on an hourly basis? Doesn’t matter. If watershed power ballad “Community Property” sounds like the kind of song Warrant’s Jani Lane tried to write (and probably did) in the 80’s but was frequently denied by enhanced censorship laws, it’s probably the case. One thing we do know for sure is Jani couldn’t carry a tune in the same epic veracity during lines like “I’ll kiss your mouth even after I swallow my load.” Closing ballad “Girl From Oklahoma” probably has Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone from Extreme lining up to sue Steel Panther’s ass into oblivion, but its only because the fine campfire-acoustic stylings and powerful chorus “so come on pretty baby suck my balls all night” is ten times the song “More Than Words” is, and roughly 1000 times less gay. Bret Michaels is too incapacitated at the moment to get upset about “Stripper Girl” being arguably the best song Poison never wrote, but since he seems like a cool dude anyway, he might just nod his head in appreciation at lines like “I wanna jam it in and out at a real fast pace til I squirt hot juicy all over your face” over a whoa-oh chorus and a riff Warren DeMartini from Ratt is really pissed he didn’t think of.

When a song about finding the most carnal embraces of rotund lard embroiled women (‘Fat Girl’) is probably the cleanest song on the album, it’s pretty obvious that Steel Panther got away with something their heroes couldn’t: unabashed filth. And in Steel Panther’s case, it works better than almost any other musical parody in history. This is everything that hair metal subtlety tried to be, if there was anything ever truly subtle about it in the first place. Nevertheless, the world of rock is graced by Steel Panther’s existence, and Steel Panther would be glad to tell you about it over a few truckloads of coke.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
OFace
October 4th 2010



173 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Feel the Steel guys!

Inveigh
October 4th 2010



24192 Comments


omg another classic from the legendary OFace

pos'd of course

Digging: Symptom - Caverns Of Katabasis

JWT155
October 4th 2010



9184 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this album.

BigHans
October 4th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

BIG POS

Inveigh
October 4th 2010



24192 Comments


eatin aint cheatin

BigHans
October 4th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Dontcha know that suckin aint fuckin!

JWT155
October 4th 2010



9184 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The vid for Community Property is so epic.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010



8221 Comments


OFace is a TMF co-project, isn't it (he, whatever). Anyway, review made me chuckle so good stuff.

Digging: Metsatoll - Karjajuht

BigHans
October 4th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love the part in Community property where he suddenly uses the word "dong" instead of "cock."

Inveigh
October 4th 2010



24192 Comments


lol, why do people think TMF is some sort of active club? it was one list like 3 months ago... yeah we kept the profile pics up afterwards, but I don't think it was anything that people have been actively talking about outside of redsky and chan getting angry about it every once in awhile

ZippaThaRippa
October 4th 2010



2361 Comments


I effing love that song it's just so wrong

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010



8221 Comments


you guys still form a brotherhood in your hearts

LepreCon
October 4th 2010



3544 Comments


Album raeps

BigHans
October 4th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah I can see some resemblence Metalstyles. While I don't have a clue who wrote this, I will say that OFace is a God Damn genius.

Inveigh
October 4th 2010



24192 Comments


you guys still form a brotherhood in your hearts


moar liek in our pants, amirite?

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
October 4th 2010



8221 Comments


Jon and Richie S came up with while non-homo-erotically sweating on each other in their parent’s basements in Jersey
I think you guys have something to learn from this sentence

BigHans
October 4th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lmao at that line

LepreCon
October 4th 2010



3544 Comments


But the MMM, that's real, isn't it???

BigHans
October 4th 2010



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

MMM and TMF both still live.

OFace
October 4th 2010



173 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks everyone! MetalStyles, Im not sure what you're referring to. im just a guy who loves hard rock and metal! and all kinds of music!



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