Drawing influence from bands such as ‘Fucked Up’, ‘Leatherface’ and ‘Protest The Hero’ to name but a few, this band, with their incredible work ethic and ferocious live performances.
‘Sammy Swing Easy’ which has Mick Jagger written all over it and the change in style and approach, as well as Jon shifting his vocal range and delivery around with ease proves that this will be a band to watch out for when they drop a full length album.
I can honestly say that this release is a must listen for deathcore fans and should be held as a standard within an already very competitive but niche sound. To their credit, ‘Beyond Deviation 400 (400 Vocalist World Record Track)’ is a thoughtfully crafted and superbly produced record.
There aren’t many bands that can show so many different influences and degrees of separation between each song yet somehow, they all feel connected, they all work in isolation as well, yet together it feels like the most unusual yet unbreakable family tree. It’s the Heston Blumenthal approach to making music… this shouldn’t work but by god it sounds glorious!
‘Shout’ is a thumping, call to action, epic of a track, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser when the guys tour later this year. Whilst ‘Shitstorm’ has that kind of intro that you know is going to build to a kick ass tune and it does not disappoint.
Love Potions took me completely by surprise. The album is superb from beginning to end with no fillers at all. From the beautiful and ranging voice of Kimi and the musicality of the guitars, drums and bass, this album is proof the future of Rock ‘N’ Roll is in safe hands with the next generation.
‘Cut To The Chase’ gives the impression that the band are very comfortable with the material they play, not overstretching themselves but able to create their niche effortlessly and with a refreshing approach to their music.
Favourites such as ‘Baby Loves You’, ‘Fly High Michelle’ and ‘New Thing’ were laid at our feet with superb style and picked up with fervour from the rockers at the Underworld to do with what they wished, which is my case was dancing like a blissful loony!
All in all, what’s not to like. The world is too serious by a long [cum] shot. Steel Panther dismiss everything and focus on having a good time without a care. And why the hell not?