[sponsored][lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steel Panther[/lastfm] are back with their third LP Balls Out, another installment complete with the trademark humorous lyrics, heavy profanity and exaggerated personas that we’ve come to know and love.
The commercially successful releases of the bands first two records, Hole Patrol & Feel The Steel initially brought [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steel Panther[/lastfm] to their highest point of mainstream success in the early 2000’s. Now, years after the early days of hair-sprayed looks, leather jackets and zebra spandex (not to mention experience in a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Van Halen[/lastfm] tribute band), [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steel Panther[/lastfm] are pushing forward with the release of their new record, Balls Out. The album is everything you’d expect and want from the band; however, that is not to say that the band are just releasing a reguirgitated version of their previous attempts. While the band doesn’t stray too far from the master formula, there are pleasantly surprising musical moments that show growth as a band in songs like “If You Really, Really Love Me” & “Critter.” The record is also highlighted by perfectly casted guest appearances made by Dane Cook (on “In the Future“), Chad Kroeger and Nuno Bettencourt (on “It Won’t Suck Itself.”)
Click play below to check out the official music video for “Community Property,” the hit single from 2009’s Feel The Steel:
The band clearly draws a heavy amount of influence from different elements of the 80’s glam metal period. The albums songs lyrically as a whole are almost never serious, which is a plus because it is most likely why you listen to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steel Panther[/lastfm]. Musically, the band in the back plays tighter than ever and the production is air-tight. Lyrics aside, the sound and even vocal melodies are very reminiscent of the unmistakable classic [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm] sound, but with a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Skid Row[/lastfm]-esque edginess to them.
Click play below to check out a video of the band in the studio:
As a whole, Balls Out is a great record for what it sets out to be: funny, nostalgic, profane & imaginitive. The band aren’t trying to write the next Appetite for Destruction, they’re clearly just having a good time writing fun songs; which is more than okay in my book.
The track listing for Balls Out is as follows:
01. In The Future
02. Supersonic Sex Machine
03. Just Like Tiger Woods
04. 17 Girls In A Row
05. If You Really, Really Love Me
06. It Won’t Suck Itself
07. Tomorrow Night
08. Why Can’t You Trust Me
09. That’s What Girls Are For
10. Gold-Digging Whore
11. I Like Drugs
13. Let Me Cum In
14. Weenie Ride