Saliva – Rise Up

Saliva – Rise Up

28th June 2014 0 By Rich Dodgin

I have to confess that I only have 1 Saliva album in my collection, having picked up a copy of Every Six Seconds in Tower Records in New York back in 2001.  I really liked their style of post-grunge / nu-metal rock music, but for some reason never kept track of what the band were doing, and consequently missed out on their next six albums.  I was therefore interested to see how the band’s sound had changed in the intervening 13 years.

The answer is… not much.  Rise Up is their first album to feature new singer Bobby Amaru, but otherwise this could quite easily be Every Six Seconds Part II.  Which isn’t a bad thing.  Saliva clearly know what they want to do, and they do it well.

Rise Up is a collection of pop friendly rock music with subtle hints of grunge and nu-metal sprinkled on top.  The songs are catchy as hell, and the production is first class. The album prefectly combines moments of all out aggression, sing-along anthems, heart-felt ballads, and impressive guitar wizardry.

Salaiva have done a great job with this album and it’s great to a hear a band who, nine albums in, are still so energised and up for it.  If you’re a fan of Linkin Park, P.O.D., Taproot, or Disturbed then this is definitely an album worth checking out.

Score: 8 out of 10

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Tracklist
01.  Rise Up
02.  She Can Sure Hide Crazy
03.  No One But Me
04.  Lost
05.  1000 Eyes
06.  Redneck Freakshow
07.  Choke
08.  Army
09.  Closer
10.  In It To Win It
11.  The Enemy
12.  I Don’t Want It

Record Label
Rum Bum Records

Release Date
7th July 2014

Links
http://www.saliva.com  
http://www.facebook.com/Saliva