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June 11, 1991
Warner Bros.
Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Hair Metal, Pop-Metal

Album Review

Skid Row get harder and heavier on their sophomore effort, matching Sebastian Bach's gritty, streetwise rants to lean, driving riffs that manage to back up all the attitudinal posturing. Largely missing are the bits of pop-metal fluff that filled out Skid Row; in their place are tales from the dark side about drugs, corruption, and the like, with Bach affecting a tough, threatening persona most of the time. The furious noise kicked up behind Bach is usually more threatening than his overwrought vocal delivery, but Slave to the Grind is powerful enough that it doesn't really matter. "Monkey Business," "Get the Fuck Out," and the thrashy title track crush most anything on the debut, and power ballads like "Quicksand Jesus" and "Wasted Time" are far less generic than their Skid Row counterparts. Many observers were surprised when Slave to the Grind became the first heavy metal album to debut at number one on the Billboard charts, but it really was one of the best -- and heaviest -- examples of mainstream hard rock/heavy metal in the genre's MTV, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Monkey Businesshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321976976&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  2. Slave to the Grindhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321976982&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  3. The Threathttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321976988&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  4. Quicksand Jesushttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321976994&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  5. Psycho Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977001&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  6. Get the Fuck Outhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321976993&id=321976930&at=11l9vR
  7. Livin' on a Chain Ganghttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977018&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  8. Creepshowhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977025&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  9. In a Darkened Roomhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977031&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  10. Riot Acthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977039&id=321976964&at=11l9vR
  11. Mudkickerhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977088&id=321976930&at=11l9vR
  12. Wasted Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=321977139&id=321976930&at=11l9vR
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