Sound — 8
"Dude, have you heard of that band Steel Panther?"
"Steel Panther? That's the hair metal band, right?"
"Yeah, man! They just put out a brand new album!"
"Honestly, what do you see in them? Aren't they just a bunch of sexist, misogynistic, untalented pricks? That's what my mom told me."
"Your mom obviously doesn't get the joke! Not only is Steel Panther a totally hilarious band, but they're surprisingly talented. Like, really talented! I heard their guitarist actually taught at some sort of prestigious guitar institute. And their singer? Dude, he's got a freaking PHD in English or something!"
"So wait a minute... You're telling me these guys actually know how to make music?"
"Yeah, man! These guys know how to make great music! You don't even have to like hair metal to be into them!"
"Huh... I'll have to check them out..."
"Do it, dude! Their newest album 'All You Can Eat' just recently came out and it's totally radical! It's got some of the heaviest songs they've ever put out on it! Plus, the ballads and lighter riff-based stuff add a nice balance throughout the entire record!"
"Sounds pretty cool. Anyway, I gotta go. See you around!"
"Catch you later, man!"
Lyrics — 8
"Did you listen to them yet?!?"
"Dude, I did!"
"And did you love them?!?"
"DUDE, I DID! You were totally right about 'All You Can Eat' when you said the music was awesome, but you never told me just how funny the lyrics actually were!"
"Right?!? What's your favorite song?"
"I freaking loved the opening song! 'Gloryhole' and 'If I Was The King' are both awesome too! Holy cow! And I nearly died the minute Michael Starr started singing 'Ten Strikes You're Out'! I loved the line, 'Strike one I saw you winking at my friends / I poked your damn eye so you'll never wink again'."
"Haha! Yeah, those are both great! 'The Burden of Being Wonderful' has some great lyrics too! Remember 'Why in a world of ugly faces should I be allowed to be so hot'?"
"Of course I do! Classic Steel Panther!"
"Totally! I'm gonna go listen to the album some more. Wanna come?"
"Let's do it!"
Overall Impression — 8
"Dude, I'm totally glad I got you to start listening to Steel Panther!"
"Me too, man! I'm gonna spread the word and tell everyone about their new album!"
"Totally! I mean, if we're being completely honest, it may not be as amazing as their second record, but nothing was ever gonna top that."
"Yeah, I get what you mean. 'Balls Out' was pure gold. 'All You Can Eat' is a great follow-up though! It may have one or two filler tracks on it, but, ultimately, it's definitely able to stand up on it's own."
"It's definitely another work of art, and I can't wait to hear more! Later, man!"