Blood Stained Love Story "Muscular" is a word that springs to mind when listening to Saliva — and not just because they are a favorite of World Wrestling Entertainment.… Blood Stained Love Story "Muscular" is a word that springs to mind when listening to Saliva — and not just because they are a favorite of World Wrestling Entertainment.… 2007-01-23 Saliva Metal
Music Review

Blood Stained Love Story (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 23, 2007; Lead Performance: Saliva; Genre: Metal

''Muscular'' is a word that springs to mind when listening to Saliva — and not just because they are a favorite of World Wrestling Entertainment. On this, the Memphis metallers' fifth CD, Blood Stained Love Story, they tend to stick to what they know: music that isn't performed as much as cudgeled into submission (''King of the Stereo,'' ''Black Sheep''). But they surprise with bright, leavening pop sensibility on ''Ladies and Gentlemen.'' And while the ballad ''Going Under'' is the 90-pound weakling of the bunch, it will have even the most behemoth-like fan waving his lighter.

Originally posted Feb 09, 2007 Published in issue #921 Feb 16, 2007 Order article reprints
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