Artist/ Band: Salva
Title: A Handful Of Earth
Label: Self release
Year of Release: 2004
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The Review:

A Handful Of Earth is Salva’s debut album. This band is clearly again what I call a modern progressive rock. The band which is a trio led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Per Malmberg. Salva can’t really be categorized easily due to the variation of the music that cover ballads, jazz, hard rock bordering on metal, as well as some folk.

Two minuses for me (and they’re not enough to deter my enjoyment) are Per’s vocals, which take some time to get used to. He doesn’t sound like anyone and to me that’s the plus side of things. The other minus is the percussion. I’m not sure how it’s done but there’s a electronic cold sound to it. I hope they’ll add a drummer for future releases.

Salva is a band that should have a promising future and gets a recommendation from me as a band to look out for. Help support independent progressive music and purchase a copy of A Handful of Earth soon. This is some good music here that you’ll enjoy the music for months and years to come.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on June 30th, 2005


1. Never Again
2. A Thousand Deaths
3. Trick of the Century
4. Land of Obscurity
5. Faith Versus Reason
6. Rain
7. Gone

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