November 04, 2008
Universal Republic
Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge

Album Review

Like their former tourmates and eternal soulmates Buckcherry, Hinder work real hard to have a real good time. This is especially true on Take It to the Limit, a sequel to their 2005 debut, Extreme Behavior, where they take their surprise success as vindication for bad behavior. Hinder show a great love for Guns N' Roses, recycling the escalating chromatic riff from "Sweet Child O' Mine" on the album-opening pair of "Use Me" and "Loaded and Alone," which also finds lead singer Austin Winkler adopting an Axl Rose growl, which is a welcome departure from his node-busting scream. Not that Hinder is quite stuck in the past: their great innovation is marrying this raunch to Goo Goo Dolls power ballads. However, like anybody too beholden to their idols, they often tread familiar ground too carefully.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Use Me
  2. Loaded and Alone
  3. Last Kiss Goodbye
  4. Up All Night
  5. Without You
  6. Take It to the Limit
  7. The Best Is Yet to Come
  8. Heaven Sent
  9. Thing for You
  10. Lost in the Sun
  11. Far from Home
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