Review | Steel Panther – On The Prowl
Steel Panther Inc.
Sex sells. Is that really so? In the case of Steel Panther it seems to be the case. This is album number six (the first in four years) and not much has changed. Yep, they have a new bass player but the musical formula has not changed at all, sounding somewhere in between Poison and Mötley Crüe and Ratt. Glam rock with a certain attitude and songs with a big chorus that are reasonably easy to sing along with.
I think it is safe to say that also in 2023 Steel Panther will NOT be a candidate for a nomination for the Nobel prize for literature with song titles like ,,Magical Vagina’’, ,,Pornstar’’, ,,Teleporter’’ or ,,Never Too Late (To Get Some Pussy Tonight)’’. I suppose there must be a market for these boys as they been on the prowl for almost 15 years, so their formula works one way or the other.
The song that might draw the most attention might be ,,1987’’. That year was a good year for rock and metal as bands like Whitesnake, the Gunners, Poison and so many other glam and hard rockers that were on the top of their game. The boys from Steel Panther cherish that period as they proclaim in this specific song. I find it quite amazing that a band like Steel Panther is still around. Listening to this record within four walls it really does not count for much. It is simple, straight forward, sometimes sugar-coated rock that might bring a smile on your face every now and then, but the rather vulgar lyrics really don’t do it for me. I mean, how many songs can you write about sex, vagina’s, dicks and so on?
Obviously quite a lot as for six albums long these lads get away with it and are often guests on major festivals in Europe. It is beyond me especially in these modern days, but it is what it is so without a shadow of a doubt a seventh album will see the light of day in due course. Good luck to them and as long as you take their music, lyrics and appearance with a pinch of salt you will survive this touring sex-empire.
Release date: 24 February 2023