Power of Metal.dk Review

Steel Panther
All You Can Eat
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 1 April, 2014
Playing time: 48:40

This isn't one of my most awaited releases, this year if I have to be completely honest with you. Steel Panther is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California mostly known for their exceptional and humorous lyrics as well as their exaggerated on-stage presence that re-imagine and parody of heavy metal music and the lifestyle of the 1980s. They have so far released three albums: "Hole Patrol" (2003), "Feel The Steel" (2009) and "Balls Out" (2011).

"All You Can Eat" is (as you can read in the tracklist) smacked with titles that will your mum blush. I'm an old hard rocker with taste for melodic hard rock and this is a darn good hard rock album, in matter of fact. I have to ignore the lyrics and focus on the music and they are really good at what they do. 'Bukkake Tears' is for instance one of the most beautiful ballads I've heard this year (IF you don't pay attention to the text). 'Gangbang at the Old Folks Home' is also a melodic rock tune with nice groove and tasty guitar riffs.

The opening song 'Pussywhipped' is one of the heaviest songs on the album and the vocals are strong and the guitars are aggressive. The big hit song on the album is the radio friendly 'Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World', which is a typical sleaze rock song with catchy melodies and it will be a live favourite with 'easy to learn chorus'. 'Gloryhole' is another song, which is better than the title indicates. My personal favourite is 'The Burden of Being Wonderful' with smooth, gentle tempo and funny self ironic lyrics. The best guitar solo is in the epic track entitled 'Fucking My Heart in the Ass', which apart from the the text, is one of the top songs on the album.

The next song is 'B.V.S.' and stands for Big Vagina Syndrome. A sleaze song at an OK standard with nice solo from Satchel. 'You're Beautiful When You Don't Talk' is also a song without extras. In 'If I Was the King' I began to get tired of the one-track-theme with pussy, ass etc. The closing song 'She's on the Rag' is a down tempo rock song and one of the better tracks on 'All You Can Eat'.

My overall feelings of this disc is high on the music and low on the text, so the overall rating is in an high OK level. If you are a fan of this band, you know what to expect. If you get an opportunity to see them live, it's good to remember that they do it for the show and entertainment.

Michael Starr (Ralph Saenz) - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Satchel (Russ Parrish) - lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Lexxi Foxx (Travis Haley) - bass, backing vocals
Stix Zadinia (Darren Leader) - drums, percussion, keyboards, piano, backing vocals

01. Pussywhipped
Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World
Bukkake Tears
Gangbang At The Old Folks Home
Ten Strikes You're Out
The Burden Of Being Wonderful
Fucking My Heart In The Ass
You're Beautiful When You Don't Talk
If I Was The King
12. She's On The Rag
Label: Kobalt Music
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Artwork rating: 78/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 28 March, 2014
Website: steelpantherrocks.com