Saliva returns to work with Bob Marlette, who produced their first two Island albums. This is their first album with new guitarist Jon Montoya after the departure of Chris D'abaldo. The first single, titled "Ladies & Gentlemen" has been released to radio stations and is already the #1 Most Added track on Mainstream Rock radio.
Long derided by critics as unoriginal and uninspired, Saliva has gained popularity among legions of rock & roll fans eager to celebrate good times with a bottle of domestic beer at their sides and their fists thumping high, high in the air. Blood Stained Love Story
seems unlikely to change critical minds--much of the album, including "Ladies and Gentlemen," "Never Gonna Change" and the unimaginatively titled "Twister" comes off like warmed-over '80s hair metal. While it's true that the record features blazing guitar leads and drumming that'll hasten the beats of the average rock-starved heart, it seems unlikely that itor the band that created itwill make an entry into the pantheon of timeless rock & roll. Thoroughly disposable. Jedd Beaudoin