"The Lumberjack," from Jackyl's self-titled debut, made chainsaws a respectable rock instrument, and the band a near-household name in hard rock. Sophomore set Push Comes to Shove continued the ball rolling; frontman Jesse Dupree's style and swagger dip deep into the legacy of Black Oak Arkansas' Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, from ribald lyrics through to a heavy dose of Southern pride. Jackyl goes through a much more complicated row of emotions this time around, whether finding solace in drink ("Secret of the Bottle"), or clinging to the last vestiges of pride when nothing else goes right ("Private Hell"). "Dixieland" and "Back Down in the Dirt" are proud declarations of Jackyl's origins, with mentions of both Fulton County, Georgia, and trailer parks. But Dupree does avoid making Push Comes to Shove into a disc of gloom and "Dixie rebel" cliches by having the chainsaw make an encore in "Headed for Destruction," a song about conquests in the bedroom.