Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Deliciously decadent, Take It to the Limit has even more melodic power than its predecessor, delivering tons of guilty pleasures that sound fresh and familiar and strangely exciting.
  2. If you were ever young and in love, dumb with drink, and had a head swimming with not just Boone's Farm wine but also Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and AC/ DC (to name these guys' most blatant anthemic influences), you may be willing to forgive Hinder's lack of originality and preponderance of madonna/whore issues.
  3. Its follow-up still trades in hard-driving anthems ('Use Me') and catchy hair-metal refrains (the title track), but frontman Austin Winkler is a bad representative for emotional frat dudes.
  4. The music on Take It to the Limit is forceful and full of bright, churning guitars, with just enough melody to elevate the songs above most of the hedonistic hard rock out there.
  5. The repetition hammers home Hinder's stultifying lack of imagination and even that would be excusable if the group had a scintilla of sleaze but like anybody too beholden to their idols, they tread the familiar ground too carefully, winding up as bland by-the-book bad boys.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    4
    Not sure what's happened to rock music, but I don't like it.
  2. JackF.
    Oct 4, 2009
    10
    Hinder are a tight hard rock outfit with a growing glam metal vibe and there's no denying some really catchy songs on the album. For fans of post grunge bands like Buckcherry and Shinedown. Full Review »
  3. MorganE
    Jan 27, 2009
    7
    This is a typical Hinder album and it's not terrible. If they would drop their "bad boy" image and act, they can get somewhere. They are a great, fun, live band. Their song Without You is a good ballad song. I think some critics need to give these guys a break. Full Review »