Release Date: Apr 1, 2014
Record label: Open E Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hair Metal, Comedy Rock
Review Summary: Steel Panther died for your sins, and now they're back for your sister."Fuck the Goo Goo Dolls, they can suck my ballsThey look like the dorks that hang out at the mallEminem can suck it, so can Dr. DreThey can suck each other, just because they're gay" From their famous first words, I think most of us knew that Steel Panther would be something special. While they made a previous album as the band Metal Shop, 2009's Feel the Steel is generally considered to be the band's official debut and their real breakthrough record.
"With the joke still going strong and the band nowhere near jumping the shark, long live Steel Panther." It’s album number three from Steel Panther and no surprise, it’s ridiculous spoof-splattered business as usual. Equal measures braggadocio, totally crude lyricisms and scarily accurate renditions of hair metal’s insanity, ‘Pussywhipped’, ‘Gloryhole’ and ‘Bukkake Tears’ are early bangers worthy of equal amounts head banging and tears of laughter. Guitarist Satchel has brought his A-game to the boudoir, shredding up a no doubt Eddie Van Halen-approved storm over the length and girth of ‘All You Can Eat’ (you like that? How immature.
While Steel Panther made a career for themselves as a living, breathing parody of the legendary debauchery and excess of bands like Mötley Crüe, like hair metal itself, the joke has run its course. On All You Can Eat, the fourth outing from the comedy rock quartet, the band continues to dig deep into its musical bag of tricks, delivering a spot-on homage to the grime and glam of Los Angeles' storied metal scene. Unlike those bands, who at least barely pretended to hide their lyrical sleaze in plain sight, with only the thinnest veneer of double entendre in place to assuage the fears of nervous standards and practices departments, Steel Panther don't even bother to go that far.