Saliva's Josey Scott helped keep momentum going for his band during the downtime between albums by notching the smash song "Hero" with Chad Kroeger (featured on the Spider-Man soundtrack).

Saliva's Josey Scott helped keep momentum going for his band during the downtime between albums by notching the smash song "Hero" with Chad Kroeger (featured on the Spider-Man soundtrack). "Always," the lead single from Back Into Your System, is already a top 10 modern-rock hit, and the set delivers on the promise of the hooky rock/pop tune with plenty of badass hooks, invigorating melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and smatterings of rap. The top picks are the title cut, "Weight of the World," "Famous Monster," and the tormented love story "Rest in Pieces," which was written by Mötley Crüe mastermind Nikki Sixx. "Raise Up" shows shadings of Pantera and Limp Bizkit and is one of the better meldings of rap/rock to come down the pike, but keep an ear out for "Storm," which shows the awesome influence Queensrÿche has had on the next generation of songwriters and musicians. The question about this album is not whether it can hold its own against the heavy fourth-quarter competition, but just how many hits it will yield.—CLT

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