I still remember the hilarious movie called “The Pick of Destiny” back in the day. It was odd, bizarre, sarcastic, satirical and funny… specially made for metalheards or rockers that live in their own music world. Jack and Kyle are like us the fans… they love to rock, like to party and mostly, they fancy to listen to rock/metal music all day long. Tenacious D are standing… somewhere near Steel Panther… not so sex maniacs & pussy worshipers as their fellows in SP… but still not far away from the rock & roll philosophy. If you do not like Steel Panther then you’re not gonna stand the D for a minute and vice versa…
These Canadian modern rockers had surprised me nicely with their self-titled debut album back in 2010. They enjoyed days of fame and fortune since then, as they appeared on the “Saw: The Final Chapter” soundtrack, they hit #1 spot on Billboard’ s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and on FMQB’s Active Rock… they went gold in Canada and the list goes on. Their single “Porn Star Dancing” is indeed a very tasteful tune, mixing rock music and porn together… gorgeously. I had them in mind like a modern, more popish side of Steel Panther… without going too deeply or being so keen and “offensive” as the cock/porn hard rock masters. Nonetheless, their self-titled debut is a very good modern rock album.
I think that 20 years in the making is a very long time period… but was it worth the wait? Sure it did! Now I just can’t get over it… it’s simply amazingly dirty and sexy. Yes, ladies and gents I’m talking about Steel Panther (aka Danger Kitty, Metal Shop, Metal Skool) and “Feel the Steel” that after 20 whole years is finally out! The “Hole Patrol” that was unofficially released in 2003 by Metal Skool had surprise us all back then… but we wanted the main menu and the years were passin’ by and nothing happened till… now.