From page 75 of Classic Rock Magazine March 2011
All American Nightmare Universal Republic We know what to expect from Hinder by now. With more than three million album sales, the Oklahoma quintet are back to thumb their nose at political correctness and musical pretension of any kind. They serve up their rock ‘n’ roll with hummable choruses, lashings of sleazy guitar and a barrel of attitude. All American Nightmare is awash with liquor, loving, cigarettes, strip joints and life on the road. Austin Winkler’s vocals appear to have become fuller and a little gruffer since 2008’s Take It To The Devil and a first-rate production from Kevin Churko accentuates the band’s core heaviness on tracks like Waking Up The Devil without making them sound bombastic or repetitive. Lyrically? Well, that’s a whole other question and Hinder will never win prizes for prose, even daring to lambast other artists for exploiting their looks – ‘You’re a wannabe stripper with a microphone’, roars Winkler during the rip-roaring anthem Striptease. No matter, AAM is a fine album. Fans of Daughtry, Nickelback and Buckcherry should give it a go.