Salvation of Innocents
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
ProducerChris "Zeuss" Harris
Earth Crisis chronology
Neutralize the Threat
Salvation of Innocents

Salvation of Innocents is the eighth album by American metalcore band Earth Crisis, released in March 2014 by Candlelight Records. It is their first concept album about animal rights and anti-vivisection.[1] Vocalist Karl Buechner divided the theme into three parts throughout the album: the feelings of the protestors, the viewpoint of the vivisectionists, and what the animals are experiencing.[2] A comic book of the Liberator series published by Black Mask Studios was made in collaboration with the band and released simultaneously with Salvation of Innocents, sharing similar conceptual ideas and artwork.[3]

On July 10, 2020, Salvation of Innocents was reissued on vinyl as a limited edition.[4][5]

Critical reception

Salvation of Innocents received positive reviews from music critics.[6][7] Sam Mendez of Ultimate Guitar wrote that while musically the album did not stand out from the band's previous records, the decision to create a concept album lyrically focused on one social issue made it worthwhile for animal rights activists as well as old and new listeners of Earth Crisis.[8]

Track listing

2."Out of the Cages"2:30
4."The Morbid Glare"2:11
5."Razors Through Flesh"2:40
6."Depraved Indifference"2:44
7."No Reason"2:39
8."The Pallid Surgeon"2:38
9."Devoted to Death"3:11
10."Into Nothingness"2:47
11."Tentacles of the Altering Eye"2:35
12."Final Breath"4:04


Technical personnel


  1. ^ Kraus, Brian (March 20, 2014). "Earth Crisis stream new album, 'Salvation Of Innocents'". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Morse, Toby (March 23, 2020). "Episode 57- Karl Earth Crisis". One Life One Chance (Podcast). Los Angeles, California: Event occurs at 55:57-56:27. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "EARTH CRISIS: 'Salvation Of Innocents' Album Details Revealed". Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "EARTH CRISIS - Salvation Of Innocents Vinyl Reissue Due In July". June 22, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Macomber, Shawn (July 8, 2020). "Depraved Indifference No More: Earth Crisis' Scott Crouse on the "Salvation of Innocents" Reissue". Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  6. ^ Ray Van Horn, Jr. "Salvation of Innocents". Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Salvation of Innocents". AllMusic. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Mendez, Sam (March 7, 2014). "Salvation Of Innocents Review". Ultimate Guitar. Retrieved February 29, 2016.