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Slave to the Grind
     

Slave to the Grind

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by Skid Row
 

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Skid Row gets harder and heavier on its 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

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Skid Row gets harder and heavier on its 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" 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">{|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 heyday. [{|Slave to the Grind">Skid Row">Skid Row">{|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 heyday. [{|Slave to the Grind

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227989019
catalogNumber:
82278
Rank:
23116

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Performance Credits

Skid Row   Primary Artist
Rachel Bolan   Bass,Guitar,Strings,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Scott Hill   Guitar
Rob Affuso   Cymbals,Stick,Drums,Latin Percussion,Group Member
Dave "The Snake" Sabo   Guitar,Group Member
Scotti Hill   Group Member

Technical Credits

Rachel Bolan   Composer
Scott Hill   Composer,Contributor,Marshall Amplifiers,Equipment Technician
Michael Wagener   Producer
Rob Affuso   Composer
Sebastian Bach   Composer
Dave "The Snake" Sabo   Composer,Marshall Amplifiers,Equipment Technician
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
David Bierk   Artwork
Scott McGhee   Management

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Slave to the Grind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Real Good songs! Skid Row have learn to sing about something else than love. "Monkey Business" and "Slave to the Grind" are proofs about that. The vocals are excellent. Soft voice but tough too.