SALTY DOG - ANiMA
A new voice, a solid sound and confidence for the future.
For every band, the loss of a vocalist is a huge problem, and sometimes it can even lead to disbandment. But if things turn out okay, the band may survive these tough times and start a new chapter in its career. SALTY DOG was lucky enough to be one of them. They were inactive for more than a year, but managed to find a new ‘voice’ in the mysterious SERA. She prefers to be silent or to talk through the other band members outside of live shows. With this enigmatic person, SALTY DOG recorded the mini-album ELiXiR in February, which offers new versions of their old songs. Nine months later, on November 6th, they released ANiMA, their first original work in three years.
And what a fine work it is. Over the course of the release's five songs, the band easily keeps listeners’ attention with the diversity of the tracks. However, the first impressions may be mixed, because EMBER LAST, the opening track of ANiMA, starts relatively slow and sounds like ordinary alternative rock with symphonic elements. Give it some time though, and it becomes more interesting, especially when the heavier sound suddenly makes the atmosphere a lot more aggressive. As a matter of fact, this is true for the whole release — with each new track, SALTY DOG show themselves more and more, offering crazy dynamics and non-stop fun.
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