Review: South Of Salem – The Sinner Takes It All
Self Release (September 25th 2020)
Reviewer: Dan Mann
My ‘introduction’ to South Of Salem was the band’s video for the song ‘Cold Day In Hell‘, featuring a young lady with a large pair of shirt potatoes!. The song itself was refreshing, as here was a British band not falling into the trap of starting to sound all the same.
The album arrived in my inbox , courtesy of Rob at Stampede Press, and I must admit I was looking forward to hearing more from the band.
If there’s one adjective to describe South Of Salem, it has to be ‘attitude’, or more precisely ‘Attitude!’, the band’s music having a very forward sound, something that grabs your lugholes and quite franky doesn’t want to let go.
All the while though your left in no doubt that this is a British band, there’s always something lurking within the DNA of Brit rockers that announces their heritage.
‘The Sinner Takes It All‘ consists of ten tracks which to coin a phrase are ‘all killer and no filler’, all blending perfectly together to create a coherent collection of tracks without a weak one sticking out like a sore thumb.
Nope I’m not going to do a song by song breakdown, instead I expect you to go out and spend your hard earned cash and discover the delights of South Of Salem for yourselves.
One to add to your music collection for sure!