Survival Of The Sickest Image
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  • Summary: The Memphis-based band continues to move away from their early rap-metal sound, instead adding Southern rock into the mix on this fourth album.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. [Scott's] aching redemption songs and seething revenge tirades give the album a sharp contemporary edge. [10 Sep 2004, p.165]
  2. All of this vitriol, however, tears away at the more palatable hooks found in past Saliva hits, which isn't necessarily a good thing.
  3. The Memphis five-piece sometimes lacks a definitive sound... Yet the band excels at its straightforward, meat-and-potatoes sound.
  4. Panders to unimaginative industry and genre posturing.
  5. 42
    This album would be better without Scott screaming about absolute nonsense. [Sep 2004, p.119]
  6. 40
    Here, [Saliva] temper their mid-tempo crunch with '80s-metal guitar heroics and Southern-rock fundamentalism. [Sep 2004, p.141]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. KeithR
    Jun 20, 2007
    10
    This album is fricken awsome. one of the best rock albums of this decade. even though this band doesn't get the airplay that other bands This album is fricken awsome. one of the best rock albums of this decade. even though this band doesn't get the airplay that other bands do, they out perform them. SALIVA is badass. they obviously deserve a 10. Expand
  2. PaulJ
    Aug 17, 2005
    10
    Rocks your socks off as Tenacious D would say.
  3. edj
    Dec 22, 2006
    10
    these guys got hard rock in there veins, there great
  4. KCPeacock
    Aug 26, 2004
    9
    Found it to be great. An enjoyable album for any Saliva fans, new or old.
  5. CaseyD
    Oct 2, 2004
    9
    very very good album i really liked The Survival of The Sickest
  6. S.Toncray
    Sep 2, 2004
    8
    I have been a minor fan of Saliva's music since Every Six Seconds was released, but it wasn't until I listened to this album that I I have been a minor fan of Saliva's music since Every Six Seconds was released, but it wasn't until I listened to this album that I found them playing to their full potential and actually living up to singer Josey Scott's sometimes egocentric lyrics. Survival has more definition than any of the band's previous work, with full-on rock excess lyrics and a shredding sound. Razor's Edge is a great gentle track, pairing Scott with the 3 Doors Down lead singer. The title-track is a rock-hard, triumphant anthem packed with humor and wit. With this new album, Saliva has surpassed all of their previous works as a whole, and have redefined themselves as party-hard rock revivalists, though they haven't strayed so far as to alienate any of their fans. Overall, Survival of the Sickest has the attitude and sound to put them back on the map amidst all the other rap-rock bands of today. Check this album out if you enjoyed the fierce and fiery title-track, as it is a fantastic representation of what the album has in store for all y'all headbangers. Viva la Revolution! Expand
  7. Ikarus14
    Dec 5, 2009
    2
    Unoriginal, forgettable and very boring.