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 Salvaís 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 canít 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 theyíre not enough to deter my enjoyment) are Perís vocals, which take some time to get used to. He doesnít sound like anyone and to me thatís the plus side of things. The other minus is the percussion. Iím not sure how itís done but thereís a electronic cold sound to it. I hope theyíll 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 youíll 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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