Saliva's third major label album, "Survival of the Sickest," marks a different approach to recording for the Memphis-based act, switching producers and recording near home.
The group recorded its Island debut, 2001's "Every Six Seconds," and 2002's "Back Into Your System," with producer Bob Marlette. The results had been favorable, with the albums having sold 814,000 and 619,000 copies in the United States respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
But this time out, the band concentrated on capturing the frenetic energy of its live shows with Memphis-based Paul Ebersold. The set even features a member of one of Ebersold's most successful clients: 3 Doors Down vocalist/drummer Brad Arnold, who appears on the cut "Razor's Edge."
The title track serves as the album's first single and peaked at No. 7 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and No. 22 on the Modern Rock Tracks tally.