Condition Critical is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band, Quiet Riot, released in 1984. It was not nearly as successful as its predecessor in either fan reaction or sales. It was also given an infamous two-word review in Rolling Stone magazine: "Condition terminal." However, it did sell over three million copies, peaking at #15 on the US Billboard album chart. Like the band's previous album, it also featured a Slade cover song as the second track.
The same man with a metal face from the last album cover is on this cover, as well as many of the band's subsequent album covers, establishing him as the band's mascot.
The track "Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet" shares its title with the original American title to Slade's 1974 album Old New Borrowed and Blue.