The song elicited a positive reaction from music critics. Gregory Heaney, in his AllMusic review of the song's parent album, praised vocalist Lzzy Hale's vocal performance, commenting that they were "adding the right amount of snarl and grit;" he also called the song "aggressive." Steve Beebee, of Kerrang!, was also positive toward the song, stating that the song "is as storming an opener as anyone could wish for," also feeling that Hale "flex(es) her remarkable vocal muscles" on the song. Live Metal's Greg Maki called the song an "all-out metallic assault." An album review by Loudwire commented that the song "is the perfect representation of Halestorm and a great showcase of frontwoman Lzzy Hale’s voice and badass wit."
Japanese all-female metal band Lovebites derived their name from the song.