It ended up being the first just because of the overall greatness. I seems to be that the first has a little more of a sludgy slow feel to it and the second is a bit more fast paced.
The second, however, has a couple of better tracks than the first has to offer. Some of my favorites from the album are "Falling", "Crashing", "Drown", and "Alive". Here's my track ratings Wanted - 9. I don't think it flows as well as the first one does but with tracks like "Alive" and "Crashing" it definatly gives the first a run for its money.
Anyone who enjoyed the first or just loves a good dose of Industrial Metal should give this a shot. You actually might like what you hear. I can't lie, I can honestly and truely say that I like this album. I know that I have heard all of this before, but I just can't take it out of my C. The songs are short, catchy, and addictive. And the quality of the music is jst astounding. I mean this is just a great Reznor influenced album that rises above the rest of the breed.
Songs like "Crashing", "Alive", "Falling", and "Wanted" just completely out and out rock. I mean the synthing is superior to most of the modern day music out there. The vocals are clean, but not so clean that it makes the lead singer sound like Ned Flanders. The guitar work is phenominal. Along with the perfect drum work and the excellent bass lines, the album is just everything that you have ever wanted in an industrial album.
I know that people think that this band is a sup-par Nine Inch Nails rip-off, and though this is not as good as their first album, all of "Perversions" songs are great, not a single track that you will need to skip on the C. And what makes this band even better, they [really shine] live. Basically, I have fallen in love with this band, and will continue to buy their albums. I would reccomend this to everybody See all reviews.
Top reviews from other countries. What's not to like about GK? Really,though, this album is brilliant. It was renamed "Forward" just before the album was released. Throughout the album 's 11 tracks, the band's sound rings a bit too familiar. More Gravity Kills Album videos. Find Gravity Kills discography, albums and singles on AllMusic.
Gravity Kills. Louis, Missouri based mainstream industrial rock group originally formed after the unexpected success of the song Guilty featured on the Seven soundtrack. The group broke up after three albums due to some unexplained legal matters shortly after Superstarved was released. More Gravity Kills Album images. Gravity Kills is an American industrial rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. In August , drummer Kurt Kerns left the band to pursue a career in architecture.
Following a severe injury to keyboardist Doug Firley's hands, and lack of tour support from their record label, they were unable to complete a tour for Superstarved and broke up in As the band was forming in , keyboardist Doug Firley was reading an article where he misread what he thought said "like the Gravity Kills.
Doug told drummer Kurt Kerns and guitarist Matt Dudenhoeffer about it and thought that Gravity Kills would be a great name for the band. Kurt and Matt really made sense of the name when comparing what they were doing with music deconstructing samples and noise to an architect they were both into named Lebbeus Woods and his theories regarding deconstruction and ultimately reconstruction. In response to a contest from St. The band's first self-titled album was released in March The first album also produced top 10 singles Enough, Down and Blame.
More music videos would soon follow for Enough and Blame. Hollywood also embraced the band's music as they landed songs on 3 high-profile soundtracks: Seven, Mortal Kombat and Escape from L. In addition, the song Last was featured in the film Kissing a Fool. Gravity Kills toured in the summer of with the Sex Pistols and embarked on a solo tour that fall. He had not performed live with the band since previous live concert at the Q Festival in Chicago, IL on October 16, , during the club in what was supposed to be a low-key gig that attracted 6, fans, according to the band's label, TVT Records.
The injury, which put Scheel out of commission for a few weeks, came less than a week before Junkie XL leader Tom Holkenborg injured his back in an onstage accident. The band released the second studio album on 9 June , Perversion. The album was less successful than their self-titled debut but still sold well, rising to No. This was a familiar phrase to the July 2, Summerfest. The station's DJ tried to get the crowd to stop, but he was having mic problems and the crowd ignored him.
In August , drummer Kurt Kerns had left the band, reasons for leaving as a chance for him to spend time with his family and to return to practicing architecture. The vocals are clean, but not so clean that it makes the lead singer sound like Ned Flanders. The guitar work is phenominal. Along with the perfect drum work and the excellent bass lines, the album is just everything that you have ever wanted in an industrial album. I know that people think that this band is a sup-par Nine Inch Nails rip-off, and though this is not as good as their first album, all of "Perversions" songs are great, not a single track that you will need to skip on the C.
And what makes this band even better, they [really shine] live. Basically, I have fallen in love with this band, and will continue to buy their albums. I would reccomend this to everybody I know, I told you in early that it was great. But at that time I was also like 14 or In years to come, I've listened to this again in occasion, and I realize that it is not really the wonderful album I though it was.
Oh, and now since I'm 18 I've heard so many other albums that things put it in perspective. But also, what many forget is that music is in fact subjective. That's why bands like this have a fan base.
What the band lacks is made up for in good overall songs. Contrary to popular belief, I think people will compare anything angry that has keyboards to NIN, no matter how it sounds. The first time, it was partly faulted in production, which was done by the same guy who produced "PHM". This, the second GK album, while not perfect does have its moments. Sadly, you can sort of hear a lack of edginess, which can be blamed on the record label, TVT, which is why they left after this album. It's definitely got its moments.
I like the more electronic tracks on the album. Particuarly with "Alive", which is really edgy, with heavy bass and drum. While the drums were simple, the song turned out to be a pretty good one. It makes the song, as does the verse beat. It also ends on a great note. While not really electronic, I particuarly do enjoy the rhythm of "Belief to Rust ", which shows that some of the lyrics here are really great. It also surprisingly ends with some chimes. Some songs are in typical Gravity Kills formula, so if you wanted some of what you heard the first time around, there is some of that.
Neither track is particularly spectacular. However, it does show a metal side to the band. Just don't expect any guitar solos or anything in Gravity Kills.
But what makes it great is that while it's not completely talented, the songs themselves were written well enough and some of the members did show some talent. Doug Firley had some great keyboard lines and synth riffs while Jeff Scheel was a great singer, and in spite occasionally sounding like Trent when getting nasal, he was rather unique. As for the other two members, they don't get involved enough with their instruments, but I do like a lot of the drumming anyway.
Although I still absolutely love the first album, this one is good but has some tracks that don't stand out quite as much.
If you like what you know from Gravity Kills, I recommend it. If you don't, I can't guarantee that you'll like it. This doesn't have to be compared to NIN, but if you don't like them for juvenile lyrics, try this. It's better than three of four of NIN's studio albums.rows · Release Date. "Perversion" is a album by Industrial Rock act Gravity Kills. In an .