Survival Of The Sickest

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2004
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11

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  1. 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 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 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
  2. CaseyD
    Oct 2, 2004
    9
    very very good album i really liked The Survival of The Sickest
  3. 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 do, they out perform them. SALIVA is badass. they obviously deserve a 10.
  4. PaulJ
    Aug 17, 2005
    10
    Rocks your socks off as Tenacious D would say.
  5. KCPeacock
    Aug 26, 2004
    9
    Found it to be great. An enjoyable album for any Saliva fans, new or old.
  6. edj
    Dec 22, 2006
    10
    these guys got hard rock in there veins, there great
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The Memphis five-piece sometimes lacks a definitive sound... Yet the band excels at its straightforward, meat-and-potatoes sound.
  2. Panders to unimaginative industry and genre posturing.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    [Scott's] aching redemption songs and seething revenge tirades give the album a sharp contemporary edge. [10 Sep 2004, p.165]