Panthers There are a lot of phases to the history of Panthers, from the start as a side-project, to the band's first raucous live shows, to the psych-metal grandeur of Things Are Strange, to where they are now: heavy fast, and concise. They've combined a little bit of everywhere they've come from for their new album, The Trick . You've got the ferocity of their early days, the power and melody of Things, and the speed & loudness they bring out in their live shows, all packed into three-minute blasts of big riffs and loud rock glory. It's rock, straight up.