by: Saliva

This is essentially a straight reissue of Saliva's independently released 1997 debut, barring the updated cover art. Its track list remains the same, as does the material's fidelity (which wasn't bad to begin with). The Saliva that appears here is a much more ragged metal outfit; stripped of studio gloss and programming, the band often sounds more menacing than it does on either of its major-label releases. "Beg" and "Spitshine" are sleazy in black leather, while "Greater Than Less Than" appears in its original form, minus the programming and reverb of the Every Six Seconds version. ~ Johnny Loftus

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