Feel the Steel

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Feel the Steel
Steel panther feel the steel.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2009
GenreGlam metal, heavy metal, comedy rock
ProducerJay Ruston
Steel Panther chronology
Hole Patrol
Feel the Steel
Balls Out
Singles from Feel the Steel
  1. "Death to All But Metal"
    Released: January 26, 2009
  2. "Community Property"
    Released: June 2, 2009

Feel the Steel is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Steel Panther. It was released on October 6, 2009 on Universal Records. The tracks "Fat Girl", "Stripper Girl" and "Hell's On Fire" are re-recordings from the band's 2003 EP Hole Patrol (which was released under their old name "Metal Shop") while "Death to All But Metal" is a re-recording from their 2004 contribution to the Metal Sludge compilation Hey That's What I Call Sludge! Vol. 1.[1] Unlike the debut album and their Metal Sludge compilation tracks, Feel the Steel is composed entirely of songs, lacking any spoken word comedy skits present on earlier releases. The video for "Death to All But Metal" features comedian Sarah Silverman. The album debuted on #123 and peaked at #98 on the Billboard 200 chart and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart.[2]

The album was released June 8, 2009 in the UK, October 6 in North America and December 11 in Australia.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[4]
Hot Press(4/5)[6]
The Independent(favorable)[7]
Kerrang!4/5 stars
Mojo3/5 stars[8]
Q3/5 stars[10]
Rock Sound9/10 stars[11]
Steel Panther Live.
Ralph Saenz/Michael Starr (left) and Travis Haley/Lexxi Foxx (center) performing with Steel Panther in San Diego. Photo: Tawny Rockerazzi.

Initial critical response to Feel the Steel was mixed. According to Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a score of 57, based on four reviews.[13] Negative reviews found the album unfunny by taking the jokes too far. Jason Lymangrover of Allmusic wrote that "Steel Panther's ability to create songs that sound like they came from 1987 is commendable. That's about as close to clever as it gets, though. As David St. Hubbins said, "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever," and Saenz's locker-room humor wears thin quickly."[4] Sophie Bruce of the BBC stated "Quite simply, Feel the Steel is an utter feelgood masterpiece."[5] The Independent wrote that "it's essentially Spinal Tap/Bad News brought forward five years to the coked-up cock-rock era, complete with titles such as "Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'" and dangerous levels of dumb-ass homophobia, sexism, racism and sizeism. The songs are at times terrifyingly authentic. Is it new? Don't be stupid. Is it funny? Hell yeah."[7] NME placed the 2009 video for "Fat Girl", from this album, at number 41 on its list of the "50 worst music videos ever".[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steel Panther, except "Girl from Oklahoma" by Steel Panther and Dean Cameron.

1."Death to All But Metal" (featuring Corey Taylor)2:30
2."Asian Hooker"4:02
3."Community Property"3:39
4."Eyes of a Panther"3:37
5."Fat Girl (Thar She Blows)"4:38
6."Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'"3:51
7."Party All Day (Fuck All Night)" (featuring Justin Hawkins) (listed as "Party All Day" in the iTunes store and Spotify)3:03
8."Turn Out the Lights" (featuring M. Shadows)4:24
9."Stripper Girl"3:35
10."The Shocker"4:10
11."Girl from Oklahoma"3:57
Total length:41:24


Additional musicians[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Europe June 8, 2009
Japan August 5, 2009
United States October 6, 2009
Scandinavia November 16, 2009
Australia December 11, 2009


  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Various-Hey-Thats-What-I-Call-Sludge-1/release/7375429
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p1123733
  3. ^ "Feel The Steel - Steel Panther". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b Lymangrover, Jason. "Review: Feel the Steel". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 October 2009.
  5. ^ a b Bruce, Sophie (2009-06-02). "Steel Panther Feel The Steel Review". BBC. Retrieved October 13, 2009.
  6. ^ Freyne, Patrick. "Feel The Steel". Hot Press. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b Prince, Simon (June 14, 2009). "Album: Steel Panther, Feel the Steel, (Island)". The Independent. Retrieved October 13, 2009.
  8. ^ Mojo: 106. July 2009. It's funnier than the Crue. And that's no mean feat. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Phull, Hardeep. "Album Review: Steel Panther - 'Feel The Steel'". NME. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  10. ^ Q: 117. July 2009. Enjoyment of this LA tribute act's wilfully non-PC parody of '80s hair metal entirely correlates with one's familiarity with Poison and Faster Pussycat's liking for double--often single-entendres. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ Lewis, Faye (June 2009). "Steel Panther – Feel the Steel." Rock Sound (123): 89.
  12. ^ Morgendorffer, Brendan. "Steel Panther Feel the Steel". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Feel the Steel reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. Retrieved October 13, 2009.
  14. ^ "50 Worst Music Videos Ever", NME (accessed 2015-01-06).