''Subhuman Race'' is the third full-length album (not counting the ''B-Side Ourselves'' EP) by the New Jersey metal band Skid Row. It was released on March 28, 1995, and shows the band moving from their original metal sound to one more influenced by alternative metal, with hints of Anthrax, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while retaining the Guns N' Roses-style hard rock aesthetic on which they based their sound. The album's sonic range runs the gamut from the blazingly fast and aggressive "Bonehead" and title track, to chugging midtempo "Iron Will" to the saccharine "Firesign".
The album charted at #35 on the Billboard 200
Skid Row supported Van Halen on the North American tour.
To date, ''Subhuman Race'' is the last Skid Row album recorded with singer Sebastian Bach and drummer Rob Affuso, selling about 1 million albums worldwide.
Opinions on ''Subhuman Race'' vary greatly, with some fans considering it to be Skid Row's best album with singer Sebastian Bach, and others considering it to be their worst.
Many believe that the album would have been more successful if it had been released earlier; it was released in 1995, the time of alternative and grunge. Certain tracks from the album were remixed for the bands compilation ''40 Seasons: The Best of Skid Row'', given more tender, slightly cleaner mixes to fit better with the other tracks.