Every Six Seconds is about how often I had to refrain from pulling this CD out of my player and never listening to it again. Not that Iíll ever listen to it again, I just didnít quit halfway through the first time. Replete with dramatic changes from full-on guitar assaults to low-key bass/drum/vocal sections which seem to cover up the fact that they canít think of any more riffs, Saliva is as generic as generic gets. Itís a perfect example of all the effort going into singles and using the rest of the space as filler. ďClick Click BoomĒ has one of the most monstrous guitar tones Iíve ever heard but letís just say it doesnít work on any more levels than having a cool riff and cool guitar tone. There are weak attempts throughout at melody but when you sound like Kevin Seconds and arenít, it doesnít get you very far. Oh yeah, and thereís that rap thing going on with drums and bass grooving in the background then they kick it for the big bridge and chorus, how original. There is good new heavy music out there, this just isnít it.
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