- Personnel: Brian Howes (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Paul Laine, Austin Winkler (vocals); Mick Mars (guitar); Stevie Blacke (strings); Cody Hanson (percussion).
- Audio Mixer: Chris Lord-Alge.
- Recording information: Mick Mars House; Van Howes Studios.
- Editor: Misha Rajaratnam.
- Photographer: Florian Schneider .
- 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. [This edition includes the bonus track "Thunderstruck."] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billboard (p.229) - "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."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "'Use Me' kicks things off in reasonable style with an AC/DC-style chiming guitar leading into a chunky riff and simple hip-shaking anthem."