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Back Into Your System
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Saliva frontman Josey Scott unintentionally elevated his band above countless nü metal clones by teaming up with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger to write and record the song "Hero" for the Spider-Man soundtrack. The tang of main... more »
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Saliva frontman Josey Scott unintentionally elevated his band above countless nü metal clones by teaming up with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger to write and record the song "Hero" for the Spider-Man soundtrack. The tang of mainstream success was exactly what the Memphis, Tennessee, group needed to break away from the pack on Back into Your System. This follow-up to its major-label debut, Every Six Seconds, ups the heavy atmospherics and dyspepsia. "Always" takes on the touchy subject of domestic violence with unblinking force as Scott rips into the verses "I've seen the blood all over your hands / Does it make you feel more like a man?," while "Raise Up" mixes testosterone-heavy rapping with raging guitars in the most menacing way possible, and Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx contributes the authentically angsty ballad "Rest in Pieces." It's the sound of a band discovering its potential. --Aidin Vaziri
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naglfar666 | Hilton Head Island, SC USA | 11/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following up on Every Six Seconds was going to be a challenge... that is, if they stayed in the same genre. So, Josey Scott and company decided to drop the rap rock shtick and go pure metal, with some of that southern rock influence from their hometown of Memphis. An amazing improvement.
1. Superstar II - I love the reference back to ESS, an amazing song. Heavy, with a great guitar/drum solo. 9.5/10
2. Weight of the World - Equally heavy as Superstar II, but more singing than screaming, which, contrary to popular belief, does not take away from the heaviness of a song. 9.5/10
3. Always - Amazing mix of ballad and metal. 9/10
4. Back into Your System - First ballad of the album, somewhat heavy chorus. 9/10
5. All Because of You - Would be flawless if he didn't find it necessary to scream "all because of you!" in a screech, ruins the song. 6/10
6. Raise Up - The heaviest song on the album. My second favorite. 10/10
7. Separated Self - Ballad # 2. Great song, allows Josey to show off his singing voice more. Dark lyrics. 9/10
8. Rest In Pieces - Ballad # 3. I love the lyrics. 9.5/10
9. Storm - Doesn't leave a lasting impression. Actually forgot it existed... 7/10
10. Holdin On - Great song, pretty heavy. Includes that southern influence I was talking about. 9/10
11. Pride - The greatest song on this album, I heard it back in November of last year at their concert. Should be America's national anthem. 11/10
12. Famous Monsters - Ballad #4. I don't see what everyone else hates about this. I love this song, it's a truly beautiful song, with dark lyrics and a haunting melody. 9.5/10"
juliades | Boston, MA USA | 11/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This happens to be the very first Saliva cd that I bought, and I am so glad that I did! Each song has its own reason for my liking it, with only a few drawbacksSuperstar II- this one is a great beginning, with heavy vocals, it is sure to be a hit! 10/10Weight Of the World- overall awesome song! Josey's vocals soar in this one! 10/10Always- the first single, what is there not to like? 10/10Back Into Your System- great title track 10/10All Because of You- not one of my favorites, but overall a pretty good song 5/10Raise Up- heavy vocals is all that's needed to describe this one! 9/10Separated Self- not a favorite, don't like how is goes from slow to fast. 3/10Rest In Pieces- Favorite song on the album!!! 10/10Storm- another really good song! 8/10Holdin On- not one of my favorites 7/10Pride- I love this song! It really stands out! 10/10Famous Monsters- The really weak spot on this album. 1/10As you can see, there are 10 songs with ratings of 5 or higher, and there are 12 songs on the whole cd!Hope my review encouraged you to pick up this album."
Put Saliva into Your System
Martha Rogers | Pensacola, FL | 03/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Long ago, in a musical era far, far away, I loved Elton John. When a new EJ album came out, I'd play it over and over again. Who knew that 30 years later, I'd find myself blissfully mired in the same type of musical obsession thanks to Saliva's Back Into Your System?This CD is superb. In the past two weeks, I've listened to it at least 12 times (yeah, well, I work fulltime and have a life). Josey Scott's voice is amazing, and is put to great use in the melodic and moving songs on this album. He's got an amazing range and can sing softly and sweetly as well as with brute-force strength. The more ballad-like songs on Back into Your System feature enchanting harmonies and the kind of melodies that grab you immediately. "Always" was the track that caught my attention on the radio; after "Rest in Pieces" brought tears to my eyes I decided I had to get the CD. I'm thrilled I did. The bonus is how much I love almost every song. "Pride" is the only song on Back Into Your system I don't really care for but I can live with that. I can't believe I'd ever utter these words but I love Saliva!Yes, my musical tastes have evolved over the years but what I like musically has essentially remained the same: good melodies, inspired lyrics and a gifted lead vocalist backed by a tight-sounding band who knows what they're doing. That combination doesn't happen often enough to suit me but Saliva delivers on every count."