Already on her first two albums "A Handful Of Earth" (2004) and "Left To Burn" (2007) Salva amazed with a rarely heard mixture of heavy metal, classical progressive rock and folk elements (airy and reminiscent of Pink Floyd: "Primoris Iugum"). Never overflowing, but compact and purposeful, the seven new songs of the Swedish five come along. The arrangements were kept simple and useful. Bandleader, singer and multi-instrumentalist Per Malmberg makes no secret of his great role models Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull on one side and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Rainbow on the other. The pleasing choirs could be found earlier at ELO. And as an icing on the cake, there are occasional excursions to pop and jazz venues. Even if not all gears fit together perfectly and you have to cut back a few lead vocals - "Thirst" is mostly fun.
Top track: Can Of Worms