Lower The Bar - Steel Panther
Artist: Steel Panther
Album: Lower The Bar
Review by Nicole Roberts
They're the glam metal parody gods, who's renowned ability of combining glam rock songs which would be at home on the Sunset Strip in the heyday of glam metal with funny lyrics about sex, women, drugs and rock 'n' roll has earned them a huge following. Now Steel Panther are back to remind us exactly why we love them and their particular brand of music and comedy.
The album starts off strong, and continues on a high the entire time. One of the best things about this latest release is that they do give us the Steel Panther sound we've come to know and love, but they also explore some new musical territories, which definitely pay off. Take the track 'Walk of Shame'. With a harmonica and vaguely southern sounding guitar riff, it does bear a resemblance classic to Aerosmith, particularly during their Permanent Vacation era. Then compare it to 'Now The Fun Starts' which, until the vocals kick in, sound so unlike Steel Panther that it would be easy to mistake it for a song from a different band.
Not one to disappoint, Steel Panther give us some brilliant ballads, such as 'Wasted Too Much Time', a breakup track about wasting too much time sleeping with somebody, I'm not going to lie, as I sat here singing loudly as if it were your typical classic rock ballad, I did slightly feel like my moral compass wasn't quite pointing North, but hey, that's half the fun of Steel Panther.
With highlights from the album (which, to be perfectly honest, is an album full of highlights) including single 'Poontang Boomerang', the song who's music video was infamously premiered on PornHub, 'Now The Fun Starts', and 'Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills)', you really need to get your hands on this album.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Check out the video for 'Poontang Boomerang' below: