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  • Summary: Mick Mars is featured on the title track of the second album for the hard rock band.
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  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Matt
    Nov 13, 2008
    Awesome Album. Better than there Debut Album in my Opinion!
  2. LouiseA
    Dec 29, 2008
    i find that this album [and group] are providing the music industry with a much needed hit of classic rock which has been long forgotten. i love their style and Austin has the most unique voice i have ever heard, great stuff!!! Collapse
  3. JackF.
    Oct 4, 2009
    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. Expand
  4. MorganE
    Jan 27, 2009
    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. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2012
    Not sure what's happened to rock music, but I don't like it.
  6. GayleG
    Nov 12, 2008
    This album is not what I was expecting to follow up Hinder's first huge success. It's a tad generic for my taste, right down to the naked chicks on the cover (do trophies count when they have been airbrushed in?). Another disappointment was that, on their last tour, they played a new song called "Running in the Rain" that was supposed to appear on the new album, but did not. If there was to be a big hit on this CD, that probably would have been the one. Expand
  7. WesM
    Nov 11, 2008
    It always cracks me up when fans of Hinder and the like inform me that "you can't spell crap without rap". Uninspired radio rock can be just as god-awful as uninspired radio hip-hop. Case in point: Take It To the Limit. Expand

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