Necessary Evil (Salem album)

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Necessary Evil
Salem Evil.jpg
Studio album by Salem
Released June 19, 2007
Genre Death metal, oriental metal
Label Season of Mist
Salem chronology
Strings Attached
(2005)Strings Attached2005
Necessary Evil
(2007)
Playing God and Other Short Stories
(2010)Playing God and Other Short Stories2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Metal Temple4/5 stars [1]

Necessary Evil is the sixth studio album by Israeli death metal band Salem, released on June 19, 2007.

The album includes the band's longest music piece, "Once Upon a Lifetime", which lasts more than 20 minutes, although it is divided into 5 parts in the album.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Blood"4:11
2."Amona"2:20
3."Idol Worship"5:33
4."Mindless"4:38
5."Hypatia"5:37
6."Strife"4:50
7."Resentment"3:54
8."Making a Difference"4:18
9."More Blood" (Instrumental)0:58
10."Once Upon a Lifetime Part 1"5:26
11."Once Upon a Lifetime Part 2"5:00
12."Once Upon a Lifetime Part 3"5:19
13."Once Upon a Lifetime Part 4"8:09
14."Once Upon a Lifetime Part 5"2:09

Tracks 1-9 are by Salem & Nir Nakav. Tracks 10-14 are by Nir Nakav.

Personnel[edit]

  • Ze'ev Tananboim - lead vocals
  • Lior Mizrachi - guitar
  • Nir Gutraiman - guitar
  • Michael Goldstein - bass
  • Nir Nakav - drums, percussion

References[edit]