iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Gravity Kills by Gravity Kills, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Gravity Kills

Gravity Kills

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

The debut effort from St. Louis industrial rock band Gravity Kills delivers an ample mix of crunching guitars, pounding drum loops, layered synthesizers, and vocals that escalate from intense whispers to raging screams. With its themes of alienation, hopelessness, and regret, the album resembles the abrasive tone of its first single "Guilty," the song that initially brought the band together to record when a St. Louis radio station was looking for tracks to include on a compilation project. "Guilty" gained popularity through extensive radio airplay in both the U.S. and Canada, quickly bringing industry attention to the four-piece. Along with this success came the pressure to record and release a full-length album. In 1995, the band signed with TVT Records and released Gravity Kills a year later. Throughout the album's 11 tracks, the band's sound rings a bit too familiar. It closely resembles that of a handful of other industrial rock acts, due in part to the influence of co-producer John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, Filter, White Zombie). Unfortunately, where the album is rich in production, it falls short on melody and originality. This isn't to say that melodies have been completely forgotten, but those that can be detected often seem recycled and are obstructed by a muddied layer of samples and atmospherics. Throughout the program, it seems that the band is using studio wizardry to over-compensate for lackluster songwriting. Although Gravity Kills starts off with a bang, sounds soon begin to run together and it gets increasingly difficult to discern where one song ends and another begins. Overall, the album is a moderately satisfying affair. While it succeeds in delivering a convincible sense of raw emotion and a good dose of angst-ridden metallic guitars, repeated listens would prove to be more enjoyable if the band had put more of an effort into their songwriting and less into programming and production tricks.

Customer Reviews

cool

The song "Guilty" is from the Se7en movie soundtrack, and "Goodbye" is from the Mortal Kombat motion picture soundtrack

Interesting? Definitely.

NIN, Lord of Acids, Peaches. Electronic/Industrial. You'll love this band, you will LOVE this album

Wish more people had heard about these guys

I actually got into them about 13 years ago, when my parents bought my a game called Test Drive: Off-Road, which featured some of the best tracks from this album - "Guilty," "Blame," and "Enough." It took me way too long to actually get the album, and by the time I was able to get it, the band had been broken up for three years. Although their later efforts may have lacked the energy of their debut, that does not make this any less of an album. I highly recommend it, as it is one of those lost gems that history will probably overlook.

Biography

Formed: 1994 in St. Louis, MO

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Similar in style and approach to such industrial metal outfits as Ministry and KMFDM, Gravity Kills followed in their predecessor's path but ultimately failed to cause as big a splash. Guitarist Matt Dudenhoffer, keyboard player Douglas Firley, and bassist/drummer Kurt Kerns had been kicking around in various St. Louis, MO, bands since the mid-'80s, but the chance to land a song on a compilation by KPNT-FM got them together to record. The prospective hitmakers had no vocalist, however, so Kerns called...
Full Bio

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.