Sound — 9
The '80's are long gone, theres no doubt about that. The days for big hair and lots of make up are behind us. So there is only one thing left for the '80s... to take the piss out of it. And thats exactly what Steel Panther have done. With their big hairsprayed do's and lots of skintight clothes the image they present is extremely comical. Enough about the image, it's time for the music now. With lots of synth keyboards, outright guitar solos and people calling this band "Disgusting," they certainly know how to create an image. It is your typical '80s hair metal band, except we're not in the '80s anymore. Many have compared their songs to the likes of Bon Jovi and Van Halen.
Lyrics — 8
Being only 15, when my mother listened to this for the first time she commented on the lyrics as "Absoloutely vile." With frequent references to sex and the lack of decent music in the 21st Century, this seems to be the only inspiration this band has. However, saying that, the way Micheal Starr sings the vocals is utterly brilliant. He can belt out any tune with such a pitch perfect voice you wouldn't believe that he can do this live. But he can, and with the sheer number of guest vocalists on the album (Corey Taylor, Justin Hawkins and M Shadows for example) the way they duet with him is absoloutley fantastic. Justin (The Darkness, Hot Leg) and Micheals voices complement each other perfectly.
Overall Impression — 9
As an overall impression, this is an absoloutly fantastic album. I can listen to this album over and over again and never get tired of it. Signature anthem "Death to All But Metal" is a brilliant song about how rubbish Noughties music has become. New single "Community Property" is a good laugh along ballad about how Micheal Starr likes sex with anything that moves when he tours, but he is in love with one woman. Other tracks worth giving a listen to are: "Asian Hooker," "Party All Day (Fuck All Night)" and "Turn Out the Lights." Definitely worth the money.