ALBUM: Saliva – Love, Lies And Therapy
August 31st, 2016
Now its safe to say we can all remember jamming ‘Click Click Boom’ in our bedrooms right? Well Saliva are back, with ‘Love, Lies and Therapy’ (the bands 9th studio album) carrying on the harder, rockier theme that Bobby Amaru introduced to the band when ex-vocalist Josey Scott parted ways with the band to focus on his already established Christian solo career:
The album has a very consistent theme of addiction and betrayal. The first track ‘Trust’ starts off with a stereo-typically nu metal riff, then explodes into three and a half minutes of hate filled emotion and balls out energy, making for what is probably one of the best tracks on the album.
This energy flows throughout the next few tracks, ‘A Bitch Like You’ really highlighting the subject of the betrayal, and then the release takes its first drop in energy when we get to ‘Breakdown’. There is some amazing string sections in this song which always works well with the slower songs in the alternative genres, whereas ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ is your classic nu / rap metal, and can definitely be described as a ‘floorfiller’ .
The last song on the album was very surprising, in a good way. ‘They Dont Really Care About Us’ (yes, you’ve read it right, a Michael Jackson cover) is actually REALLY good, probably the best song on the album.
If you’re a huge fan of nu-metal and power ballads, this album is nailed on to be up your street.
Written by Callum Griffin (@CalGriffinn)