Albums reviews Skid Row
When I first heard this album, I thought: “damn it, this is exactly the glam, this is exactly very heavy metal glam that I always tried to find in different groups”.
Skid Row gave IMHO their best creation, it seems to me that this album personifies the group. Slave to the Grind turned out to be extremely strong. Glam-rock, filled with hooks and sometimes metallic sound, with powerful riffs, long solos, and a cherry on the cake - an incredible vocal by Bach, crawling through with his head.
This album has everything. Technical, aggressive action-songs (Monkey Business, Livin 'on a Chain Gang, Slave to the Grind) are again powerfull tracks, but less diverse but more speedy (Get the Fuck Out, Riot Act) bordering between funk and groove Psycho Love, The Threat, Creepshow, Mudkicker and the three most powerful ballads Quicksand Jesus, In a Darkened Room, Wasted Time. As in the Hollywood canons, the second part (album) is the apotheosis of creativity. This is a technical, powerful, aggressive, stylish and drive album. What can I say, in my understanding, this particular album is pure drive.
Skid Row released an incredibly powerful debut album, successfully combining a lot of elements on it, seemingly not very compatible and even opposite. Balancing on the verge of heavy and glam, heavy and commercial music, aggression and melodiousness, Skid Row took the bull by the horns in the very first album.1989, most glam bands took the path of lightening the sound, clouds of ballads and commercialization in general.Skid Row gave out a hurricane, uncompromising, moderately aggressive an album that stood out among glam bands.
Many songs became hits (the action movie Big Guns, the slow-paced I Remember You and the mid-tempo 18 and Life , which can be called a slow one too) and you can even say the anthem of the generation (Youth Gone Wild). One of the best albums to get acquainted with glam. And those who already know this album for sure know this album as one of the best in the genre.
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