Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
Saliva - Rise Up

by Johnny Hardcore

.
As you may or may not know I listen to every album I discuss at least 3 times before I put any pen to the paper. This new album from Saliva, I have listened to at least a half a dozen times in the last 4 days and has found itself permanently on 6 disc CD changer ALL WEEK! As far as I am concerned - This is their best effort ever. And that includes their debut album which came out in 2001 entitled "Every Six Seconds" - Us metal heads know that to be the album with the infamous single "Click Click Boom".
This album features new lead singer Bobby Amaru, who is joined by veteran Saliva members Wayne Swinney on Lead Guitars, Dave Novotny on bass and Paul Crosby on the drums. This is the "New Look" Saliva as Amaru takes over for Josey Scott who left the band in early 2011 to pursue a career in the Christian Music genre'. Which leads us to the word "Change". When you tell your fans this the "new look" - you have to keep your fingers crossed in many respects in hopes that your true fans will see you as fondly as before. In the Rock n Roll industry. It's you either you "cut it" or you don't. There is never (almost never) a middle ground. In plain words….. Saliva "Cuts it BIG TIME"

But what the new look Saliva has done has put together a 12 song set on their new album that in the simplest of terms …..F***ing just kicks ass!!. I can't tell you how long it has been since I heard a new album I can't take off my stereo. The title track and first song on the album "Rise Up" just blisters and will no doubt find itself denting the charts. Track #2 just keeps it going with the song "She can sure hide crazy" - ( I love the line in this song where Amuru states , "you live in Hollywood, where you can be a dime a dozen"… I just love it.

Tracks 3, 4 & 5 "No One But Me", "Lost" & "1000 Eyes" respectively… Show the growth this band has gone through and experienced - "Lost" is a ballad - but by no means a typical one and works with Amarus awesome harmonies and the backing vocals of his veteran band mates. Track #6 "Redneck Freakshow" sounds like a heavy version of Nashville Marilyn Manson. But it works marvelously. A really fun song that I can only imagine how much fun it must have been to record. Track #7 "Choke" is a great song - obviously written for someone who didn't believe in this band or Amaru's talents as a vocalist.

Let this be said right now. All the things considered - Saliva musicianship is top notch. These guys play by feel. And onstage telepathically. This sets up Bobby Amaru to do nothing but succeed. That's another point to take note. Many bands lose their singer and just never come back because there is no chemistry. That is definitly NOT the case here. The musicians in Saliva give Amaru all the room he needs to let it rip. And to his BIG CREDIT…..He rips it up.

As the album plays down into the last 4 tracks we get a heavy dose of what we all the sudden become used to. "Closer" is an easy to song with great acoustic work. Track #10, "In it to win it" no doubt could be the second single on this album - A very strong effort. This critic feels it be very radio friendly…….And a ton of hooks! Let's see how good I am and see if my prediction on this one is right. But I would look for this song and the title track "Rise Up" to be coming out of your car stereo speakers within a very short period of time. Especially if you frequent the newer rock stations of your FM radio dial. The last two songs "The Enemy" & "I Don't Want It" just scream beautiful dirty guitars with double quick drums. And then you are sitting there going…."Was that the last song?"…..That's when you know you have a special piece of music made by a rock outfit that does it because they love it.

Without the BS - cuz I hate BS…..If you have been starving like me for some great new heavy rock with substance and guts and made by a band that has survived….Just go see these guys when they are in your town….And buy this record…It gets 4 out of 5 stars on the hardcore scale….And in closing remember, Rock n Roll is like a cockroach. You can put one in the microwave for 10 minutes…and it won't die.

Saliva - Rise Up
Rating:


Share this article


More articles for this artist .


...end




.
News Reports
.
• Day in Rock:
Robert Plant May End Career With New Album- Ray Davies Denies Kinks Reunion Report- Def Leppard To Rock NFL Game- Jack White Carries On Tour Despite Injury- more

• Day in Pop LMFAO's Redfoo Injured In Bar Attack- Woman Killed By Bus At Burning Man- Katy Perry Helps To House Homeless Veterans- Jay Z and Kanye West Sued- Ferrari Vs. Deadmau5- more

• B-Sides: Sammy Hagar Issues Challenge To Van Halen Brothers- Stevie Nicks Reveals New Song 'Lady'- Henry Rollins Shares More Thoughts On Suicide- Lenny Kravitz Teases Video- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

.
 
Reviews
.

• Kyle Hollingsworth - Speed of Life

• Meridian - The Awful Truth

• Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland

• ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013

• Helstar - This Wicked Nest

• Get To Know... 21Octayne

• AUG - Be Careful What You Wish For...

• Hot In The City: Best Dog Award- Consider Me Dead- Mallevs

• Prong - Ruining Lives

• On The Record: The Steady As She Goes - Dangerous & Dead

• Rob Decoup - Pain

• James Brown - Get On Up Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

• Echo And The Bunnymen Live

• Peter Gabriel - Back to Front

• Marco Minnemann - Eeps

• Lollapalooza 2014: Day Three

• Lollapalooza 2014: Day Two


.
.
.

Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

.
.
Today's Rock News
.

• Robert Plant May End Career With New Album (top story)

• Ray Davies Denies Kinks Reunion Report (top story)

• Def Leppard To Rock NFL Game (top story)

• Jack White Carries On Tour Despite Injury (top story)

• Avenged Sevenfold Release Unholy Confessions Video (top story)

• Billy Idol Sets Release of Kings & Queens Of The Underground Album (top story)

• Iron Maiden Reissuing Classic Albums On Vinyl (top story)

• Pitch Black Forecast Release New Song Featuring Randy Blythe (top story)

• AC/DC In The Studio For Highway To Hell 35th Anniversary (top story)

• Bob Dylan and The Band's 138-Track Basement Tapes Complete Coming (top story)

• Slash's Band Upped Their Game Because Of Aerosmith Tour (top story)

• Classic Genesis Concert Film Getting DVD and Blu-Ray Reissue (top story)

• Joe Bonamassa Discusses Making Of New Album (top story)

• Coheed And Cambria Frontman Shares Song For New Born Son (top story)

• John Lennon's Killer 'Sorry For Being Such An Idiot' (top story)

• Martin Scorsese Making Ramones Movie (top story)

• Led Zeppelin Preview Unreleased Version of Black Dog (top story)

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
.

• LMFAO's Redfoo Injured In Bar Attack (top story)

• Woman Killed By Bus At Burning Man (top story)

• Katy Perry Helps To House Homeless Veterans (top story)

• Jay Z and Kanye West Sued for Copyright Infringement (top story)

• Ferrari Vs. Deadmau5 (top story)

• Glen Campbell Documentary Coming To Theaters (top story)

• Justin Bieber Appears on Khalil's New Mixtape (top story)

• Lil Kim Freestyles Over Iggy Azalea's Fancy (top story)

• John Legend and Lee Ann Womack Headed To CMT Crossroads (top story)

• The Neighbourhood Recruit Danny Brown For Hate Machine (top story)

• Phillip Phillips Launching North American Headline Tour (top story)

• Duran Duran To Headline New Car Launch (top story)

.
.
Latest B-Sides News
.

• Sammy Hagar Issues Challenge To Van Halen Brothers (top story)

• Stevie Nicks Reveals New Song 'Lady' (top story)

• Henry Rollins Shares More Thoughts On Suicide (top story)

• Lenny Kravitz Teases The Chamber Video (top story)

• SIXX:A.M's DJ Ashba Release Guitar Lesson For New Song Stars (top story)

• Ghost's Biggest Influences Are ABBA and The Beatles (top story)

• Aerosmith's Joe Perry Makes Dallas TV Appearance (top story)

• The Beatles Voted America's Favorite Band (top story)

• A Look Back At AC/DC's Back in Black (top story)

• Paul Di'Anno Says He Hits Notes Rob Halford Can No Longer Hit (top story)

• Opeth Feel No Affinity With Metal Bands (top story)

• Slash's Live Performance Of World On Fire Goes Online (top story)

• Kamelot Release Live Falling Like The Fahrenheit Video (top story)

• Counting Crows Release Scarecrow Video From New Album (top story)

• Me Vs Hero Challenge Fans For Access To Album Stream (top story)

• Jon Allen's New Video Made By Teenaged Film Student (top story)

• Abysmal Dawn Stream New Song Inanimate (top story)

• Queen Perform Another One Bites The Dust With Lady Gaga (top story)

• Johnny Winter's Duet With Billy Gibbons Goes Online (top story)

• Dillinger Escape Plan Team Up With Jarren Benton For New Song (top story)

• Prong Release Remove, Separate Self Video (top story)

• Skeletonwitch Release Creepy Unending, Everliving Video (top story)

• Obituary Streaming New Song Visions In My Head (top story)

• Jack White, Eddie Vedder, and Paul Simon Epic Pic at Mariners Game (top story)

• Robert Plant ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video Goes Online (top story)

• Semisonic Looks Back At Closing Time (top story)

• Christopher Whitehall Discusses The Griswolds Quick Rise To Fame (top story)

• Prince Releasing Two Albums Next Month (top story)

• Why Paul Di'Anno Called Off Retirement (top story)

• Rob Halford Reveals The Albums That Changed His Life (top story)

• Aerosmith Take Ice Bucket Challenge Onstage (top story)

• Papa Roach Releasing Most Positive Record Of Their Career (top story)

• The Haunted Release Cutting Teeth Video (top story)

• Pendragon Stream New Song Beautiful Soul (top story)

• White Hills Release Spirit Of Exile Video (top story)

• Butcher Babies Hint At October Release (top story)

• MTV VMAs Recap and Winners List (top story)

• Henry Rollins Apologizes for Suicide Comments (top story)

• Ace Frehley Didn't Want To Do New York Groove (top story)

• Obituary Preview New Album (top story)

• Queen Release Classic Keep Yourself Alive Live Video (top story)

• Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Continues To Learn (top story)

• Sanctuary Release New Song Arise And Purify (top story)

• Classic Interview With The Who Gets Animated (top story)


More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
• AudioNationRadio.com • The Screen Door • A Journal of Musical Things • Lloyd Zeffler blog • Demolish Mag • Nightwatcher's House of Rock • CJ Chilvers • Deja Voodoo • The 1st Five • thecopycat.biz • Hard Rock Memorabilia • Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!



 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.