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My favourite Skid Row album,
This review is from: Slave To The Grind (Audio CD)
I had Skid Row's self entitled 1989 debut album for a while before I decided to buy the second one: 'Slave To The Grind', released two years later. I didn't take to it immediately, possibly because it's mostly much heavier and less melodic than the first. However, after a few listens, it soon became my favourite.
The album's heavy title track is as good as anything on the debut, and killer ballads like 'In A Darkened Room' and 'Wasted Time' (my hands down favourite Skid Row song) should be considered '90s rock classics.
As much as I still love the 'Skid Row' album, the band had defiantly matured musically with 'Slave To The Grind'. The songs on here far are more powerful and raw with meaningful lyrics. If you love Guns N' Roses at their peek, Skid Row's second record must surely be alongside it.