Rolling Stone - 4/20/95, p.783 Stars
- Good - "...While many of the best alternative bands are now mired in the self-obsession and roots worship that often signal the decline of an underground movement, this album has the freshest riffage since last year's Soundgarden record--tight, hot guitar lines and radio hooks that burn themselves into your brain..."
Q - 5/95, p.1144 Stars
- Excellent - "...Dave 'Snake' Sabo and Scotti Hill's guitars grumble and mutter more menacingly than ever, while Sebastian Bach's awesome vocal pyrotechnics are all the more effective for being more focused and concentrated than in the past....Skid Row has come up with an outright winner."
Skid Row: Sebastian Bach (vocals); Scott Hill, Dave "The Snake" Sabo (guitar, background vocals); Rachel Bolan (bass); Rob Affuso (drums).
Recorded at Greenhouse Studios, Vancouver, Seacoast Sound, Victoria, British Columbia and Thin Man Cantina, New Jersey.
Skid Row waited out the grunge storm and returned in 1995 with Subhuman Race, their strongest and most vicious record to date. Abandoning most of the pop-metal posturing of their early hit albums, Skid Row strip back their music to the basics -- roaring guitars and Sebastian Bach's shriek. It wasn't a hit the size of Slave to the Grind, yet it made an impressive showing, climbing into the Top 40. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine