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Slave to the Grind [Clean version] [CD]

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Skid Row were one of the very last hair metal bands to hit the mainstream before grunge took over in the early '90s. While the band's self-titled debut employed standard pop-metal riffs and generic lyrics (albeit to great commercial success), 1991's Slave to the Grind and 1995's Subhuman Race broke away from the pop-metal mold with uncharacteristically hard, thrashy guitars and ... Read more in Amazon's Skid Row Store

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  • Audio CD (October 28, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • ASIN: B001G9LV5C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holds up as a GREAT album July 21, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I'm encouraged by seeing the other reviews of Slave to the Grind, and I'm glad to see I'm not alone in thinking this album survived the sunken "hair band" ship of its era. It really transcends the glam metal emblem it has unfairly been given. Almost 20 years later, I'd put up as one of the greatest records of the time, for sure.

I hadn't heard it for probably 10 years until I recently heard "Wasted Time" on Hair Nation (Sirius Radio) and immediately I was singing along to every note and really appreciating its greatness. Then I had to go listen to the whole album. Every track deserves its place on the record, and while some are better than others, the album as a whole is consistently solid. Even some of the 'deep tracks' (Quicksand Jesus, Riot Act, Mudkicker) are better now since they weren't played to death (Monkey Business, Slave to the Grind, Wasted Time) on radio/MTV. So they seem fresher and a lot of fun to listen to.

Also, it needs to be mentioned: the band really evolved and matured from their first record. You can almost feel that their hand was forced to make a more pop friendly record with their debut in order to get it produced (Youth Gone Wild, I Remember You). But after they were established, they let loose on what they felt "Skid Row" should sound like. Slave is a much more mature and emotionally real and raw is Slave to the Grind.

The top tracks for me are: Slave to the Grind, In a Darkened Room, Wasted Time, Quicksand Jesus, Riot Act (while my brain's still in-t-t-t-t-tact). But listen to the album start to finish for the proper effect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Respekt April 10, 2007
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Evidently meaning business this album is a serious play for critical acceptance and a shift of intent for the band after their debut. Skid Row was hair meta, albeit excellent hair metal. But Slave to the Grind is just excellent metal and very much in keeping with the bands stated heroes like Judas Priest. Almost every tack here is a winner, the rockers atacking with bite and the ballads "taking you to dark unsettling places where reflection collides with worry" to quote Martin Popoff.

rather than go through a track by track synopsis for this release I'll cherry pick a few tracks and discuss them.

Monkey business - Excellent metal, excellent. From a brooding intro to a blazing metalfest led by a visceral Bach this is top notch metal no matter what era you grew up in.

Slave to the Grind - Probably the heaviest musical track recorded by Skid Row. Not my cup of tea but certainly a heavy duty attack. Add silly grunt/gargled vocals and you've got a metalcore song!

Quicksand Jesus - One of the three disturbing ballads on display here. Playing this track followed by In A Darkened Room and Wasted Time in an unlit room is something only to be done by experts. Just make sure you don't have any sharp objects close to hand...

Get the **** Out - The only really whimsical track here and a welcome relief. The only track here that could easily be imagined slotting onto the debut. Which makes sense as it was first played live at the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Australia on the bands tour to promote the debut, so was perhaps the first tune written for this album.

Mudkicker - After Monkey Business this is probably my favourite of the metallic tunes, psychologically driven along a regular theme with the passion of the bands attack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HEAVY STUFF BUT MELODIC...GREAT ALBUM..!! December 18, 2009
By DARRYN
Format:Audio CD
WHAT A GREAT CD!!!!!
A MUST HAVE..!!
THIS IS WHAT GOOD MUSIC SHOULD SOUND LIKE...
HEAVY GROOVES..... KILLER RIFFS.... GREAT VOCALS!!! SMART SONGWRITING.... CATCHY MELODIES... AND ATTITUDE!!!
MOST TRACKS ARE COHESIVE AND FORM AN ALBUM THAT CAN BE LISTENED TO ALL THE WAY THROUGH... ITS FULL OF DYNAMICS
HEAVY STUFF AND ALSO LIGHTER MELODIC SONGS.....
SOME GREAT TOPICS THEY WROTE ABOUT TOO... NOT YOUR RUN OF THE MILL ROCK LYRICS HERE...THEY MATURED REALLY QUICKLY AS A BAND THAT WAS GOING TO GO PLACES......BUT DIDNT :(
"CHAIN GANG" KICKS ASS.....
BEST SONG- "MONKEY BUSINESS" ONE OF THE BEST HEAVY SONGS OF THE 90'S BY A MILE.....!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Kevin
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
If you like heavy metal and big hair band from the 80's this is the album for you. Right from the beginning the album starts out with some major hard rock/ metal which will blow your socks off. It then goes into a slow song or 2 which are the best on the album. Very good buy for $5.99, but I like all the songs which made it an easy decision.

Hope you like the Album as much as I do.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars no pop metal here! December 21, 2009
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Slave to the Grind is an all-out hard rock/metal album! Skid Row's first album was of course in the pop-metal vein. But, they pulled out all the stops on this one and created a classic album. The guitarwork is supurb, the lyrics are meaningful, and sung by one of the all-time greats in rock.

Released in 1991, this album will always be overshadowed by other releases of that year (The Black Album, Use Your Illusion(s), Badmotorfinger, and Nevermind). But, Slave to the Grind is just as equal in my opinion. Check it out for yourself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Hard Rock Disc Period December 10, 2008
By CWilcox
Format:Audio CD
Every time I go back and listen to "Slave to the Grind" I am reminded that this is the greatest hard rock record ever made. Think I am kidding? I'm not. It is a tour-de-force from start to finish. The songs are killer, the guitar in your face, the vocals unreal. It does not get any better than this for this genre. Whatever your opinions of Skid Row or "hair metal", it doesn't matter. It is that good. If you don't own it; you need to!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album!
This is a great Album a bunch of great songs! It Rocks!
Published 1 month ago by gchild
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best... ever!!!
This is one of my top 10, stranded on a Island, albums. It holds up after all this time. Not a bad track here. Read more
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Published 3 months ago by Scotty D
5.0 out of 5 stars skidrow rules
Amazing metal album, skid row is just so good whether it be heavier songs or ballads. This album is still so good after all these years I still jam to it.
Published 5 months ago by austin
5.0 out of 5 stars Skid Row with a hard edge
After Skid Row's first album this one was probably a little different than what was expected from them. It was more heavy metal and less 80's hair rock than there debut album. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Denver K. Schell
5.0 out of 5 stars SKID ROW on the top!!!!!
SLAVE TO THE GRIND is a great collection of HEAVY METAL ROCK songs !!!! The title track, THE THREAT, PSYCHO LOVE, BEGGARS DAY, CREEPSHOW, MUDKICKER....All the songs are great!!!! Read more
Published on June 28, 2012 by Rio Fluz„o
5.0 out of 5 stars Skid Row's Best Front Man Was Sebastian Bach!
I only got Skid Row's Slave To The Grind because I liked the song Wasted Time its my most favorite song on the whole album and I just melt every time I hear that song I love... Read more
Published on June 26, 2012 by Pikachu Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocks from beginning to end
I'm a huge fan of Sebastian Bach's vocals, and they are well-showcased on the Slave to the Grind album. Read more
Published on February 24, 2012 by SavaFiend76
5.0 out of 5 stars Music - Skid Row
Music - Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
Great album.
I don't think I boght it thou amazon thou, if I did i'm SORRY.
But It Is On My Reveiw Page, Thou.
Published on April 5, 2011 by Laurent E. Foisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Under $5 bucks? Are you serious??
If you have EVER loved metal or Skid Row and you haven't bought this, get your noggin examined! You can download it for under [...] bucks dummies!!! GET IT!!
Published on February 3, 2010 by P. Taylor
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