They are back and the stakes are raised. After the platinum success
of 2001's Every Six Seconds and lead singer Josey Scott's
Grammy nominated turn on the Spiderman soundtrack, it seems as
if the spotlight is shining on Saliva more than it was. The set-up
was there for the sophomore jinx to kick in and set Saliva on
the clock towards fading away.
It seems as though the band has laughed at all
that talk as Back Into Your System blows away its previous
work. The band seems much more open and honest with its writing
on their sophomore effort. "Superstar 2" tells the story
of trying to cope with maintaining relationships while gaining
success while first single and smash hit "Always" tells
the perils of an abused woman. What is this I hear, a power ballad?
The gem on the disc has to be "Rest in Pieces," a song
written for the band by Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. Josey Scott
truly shines on the track. Other highlights on the disc include
"Pride," "Weight of the World," "Storm"
Back Into Your System shows Saliva is
much more than the rap/rock sound that launched Every Six Seconds.
In the long run, that is what is going to keep the band around
for a long time, and have Saliva consistently back into our systems.
|1. Superstar II
2. Weight of the World
4. Back Into Your System
5. All Because of You
6. Raise Up
7. Separated Self
8. Rest in Pieces
10. Holdin On
12. Famous Monsters