Back into Your System

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Back into Your System
An image of a person holding a boombox. Both the band's logo and album title are centered and colored red.
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2002
ProducerBob Marlette
Saliva chronology
Every Six Seconds
Back into Your System
Survival of the Sickest
Singles from Back into Your System
  1. "Always"
    Released: October 2002
  2. "Rest in Pieces"
    Released: February 25, 2003
  3. "Raise Up"
    Released: 2003

Back into Your System is the third studio album by American rock band Saliva. It reached number 19 on the Billboard 200[1] and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) since its release.

Back into Your System spawned its first single, "Always" in late 2002 and reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Its second single was "Rest In Pieces" making several Billboard charts in 2003 and later launching their third single "Raise Up", reaching number 29 on the Mainstream Rock chart.


On January 3, 2003 the band announced a 32-city nationwide tour to promote the album, beginning in Jackson, Mississippi's Hal & Mal's and finishing at the London Astoria.[2] Breaking Benjamin and Greenwheel were supporting acts during the U.S. dates and Stone Sour performed on the U.K. portion of the European tour.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[5]
Melodic4/5 stars[6]

Back into Your System received positive reviews from music critics. Brian O'Neill of AllMusic praised the band for making the album more focused in its overall sound and musicianship than Every Six Seconds, concluding that "[The] best thing about Back Into Your System is that the disc doesn't seem to pander to rock radio as much as others of its ilk, but it should still (and did) manage success there regardless."[4] Kaj Roth of Melodic also praised the band's commitment to delving deep into crafting solid musicianship while still retaining a semblance of their given genre.[6] Jon Caramanica, writing for Entertainment Weekly, was mixed on Josey Scott's vocal style but gave note that his band's "unsubtle wall of monster metal ensures they never stray too far from bombast."[5] Bob Waliszewski of Plugged In felt the band delivered mixed messages of positivity and hedonism throughout the album's track list, concluding that "With frothing guitars and drooling drums, the guys in Saliva spit out obscenities, spiritual confusion and a smug addiction to celebrity excess. A few good spots, but the parental advisory label is well-deserved."[7]

Track listing[edit]

1."Superstar II"Josey Scott, Chris D'Abaldo3:21
2."Weight of the World"Scott, Bob Marlette4:28
3."Always"Scott, Marlette3:51
4."Back into Your System"Scott, D'Abaldo, Wayne Swinny, Dave Novotny, Paul Crosby4:31
5."All Because of You"Scott, D'Abaldo, Novotny4:42
6."Raise Up"Scott, D'Abaldo3:45
7."Separated Self"Scott, D'Abaldo, Marlette4:01
8."Rest in Pieces"Nikki Sixx, James Michael3:46
9."Storm"Scott, Marlette4:21
10."Holdin On"Scott, Swinny4:21
11."Pride"Scott, D'Abaldo, Swinny2:53
12."Famous Monsters"Scott4:43
Total length:48:43
Special edition bonus track
13."Click Click Boom"Scott, D'Abaldo, Swinny, Marlette4:11
Bonus videos (UK special edition)
13."Your Disease" (music video)Scott, D'Abaldo, Swinny 
14."Click Click Boom" (music video)Scott, D'Abaldo, Swinny, Marlette 

Enhanced CD also features a playable demo of the PC game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.


  • Josey Scott – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Wayne Swinny – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Chris D'Abaldo – rhythm guitar, background vocals
  • Paul Crosby – drums
  • Dave Novotny – bass, background vocals
  • Bob Marlette – producer

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Album charts at Allmusic Allmusic. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
  2. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Foo Fighters, 'Daredevil', Saliva, Glassjaw, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour & More". MTV. Viacom. January 3, 2003. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Saliva Takes 'System' On The Road". Billboard. January 6, 2003. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  4. ^ a b O'Neill, Brian. "Back into Your System - Saliva". AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (January 10, 2003). "Back Into Your System Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Roth, Kaj. "Saliva - Back into your system Review". Melodic. Archived from the original on October 3, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  7. ^ Waliszewski, Bob. "Back Into Your System - Saliva". Plugged In. Focus on the Family. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Saliva Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Saliva – Back Into Your System". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.