By the time we did ‘Are You Ready To Rock’ we really had the confidence to play the songs and styles we were influenced by. You could hear Rainbow, Whitesnake and others. But with ‘Bleed & Scream’, we also started to sound like Eclipse.
The songs drip with soul and energy whether they are hard hitting rockers or the calmer lighter in the air moments of tracks like Poison Inside My Heart and Carved in Stone.
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.
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?
I mean, that’s what life is to me. I just want to have all of these albums that all be remembered by people forever. So I’ll vacation when I’m dead!