Skid Row is back and they are strong with this new album "Revolutions Per Minute" released on October 24.
This album is different from Thickskin in the way of tone of music. It is softer , less hard rock, yet more of gritty rock and roll record.
The album offers a lot of groove which completely ignores the fashion trends that Skid Row pursued on the last album.
Disease and Shut Up Baby, I Love You are quality Hard Rockers but the band also shows the ability to shift musical gears as well. Another Dick in the System, White Trash, and Nothing are nothing short of punk influenced rock gems. As with the entire Skid Row album it's the more melodic mid-tempo songs that will melt you. Pulling My Heart Out From Under Me,(which
has a good sing-along chorus and a very nice riffs,) Let It Ride, and Nothing are easily considered as the highlights on Revolutions Per Minute.
When God Can't Wait, is a blending of styles usually seen in Social Distortion or The Backyard Babies while Strength has a feeling of cult.
All of those, Love is Dead can be considered for/left over from Thickskin's harder songs. Although, Skid Row really pulls this off, they seem to lose a bit edge by including two very similar versions of You Lie, its unclear if one was a demo version or live recording. Solinger's voice just shines on the songs with more melody. He surely can deliver the great voice as aggressive as Bach's.
Overall, in my opinion, this is considered one of the great Skid Row albums. The band proves that they can switch up their music gears and successfully deliver the album with a raw blue Skid Row style.
Track of "Revolutions Per Minute "