Artist/ Band: Salva
Title: Left To Burn
Label: Caerllysi Music
Year of Release: 2007
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The Review:

Salva returns about three years later with their sophomore release, Left To Burn, and one thing I noticed is the music is more focused and heavier than their debut Handful Of Earth. I’ll say this before I continue that Salva is one of the better modern Swedish progressive rock bands. They stay true to the progressive ways of the 1970’s as well as the modern sounds. One band that Salva truly reminds me of is, Trettioåriga Kriget., mostly from the guitar driven sound. All of the songs are sung in English with the exception of "Ord Ver.2" which is sung in the band’s native tongue. This song reminds me of how Trettioåriga Kriget sounds.

Some of the changes I hear on this album are the vocals and percussion have improved greatly. Also the use of tradition prog instruments are present here, such as Mellotrons, Moogs and Hammond organ. Along with mandolin, flute (samples) and French accordion. Left To Burn will please both old and new fans of symphonic progressive rock with a hard edge. Left To Burn is a very recommended release of 2007 and one of my favorites of the year!

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on December 8th, 2007


1. No Greater Wrath 8:36
2. Ord ver. 2 4:49
3. A Dying Rose 10:46
4. Clara Leaving 6:33
5. Aska 8:57
6. Stained 5:47
7. Underneath 10:03

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