Superstarved

Superstarved

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by Gravity Kills
     
 

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After a three-year hiatus, Gravity Kills has returned with a new record label, Sanctuary records, and a brand new album, 2002's Superstarved, an album that finds the band picking up the industrial rock reins that they temporarily released after 1998's Perversion. The material found on Superstarved should feel familiar to any longterm fan, as

Overview

After a three-year hiatus, Gravity Kills has returned with a new record label, Sanctuary records, and a brand new album, 2002's Superstarved, an album that finds the band picking up the industrial rock reins that they temporarily released after 1998's Perversion. The material found on Superstarved should feel familiar to any longterm fan, as Gravity Kills has continued mixing industrial rock sludge with underlying pop sensibilities that found them much success on their 1996 self-titled debut. Jeff Scheel's gritty, nasal vocals have only grown more aggressive during the band's hiatus, and he is in top form throughout Superstarved, lacing each song with bitter anguish as he pours his heart and soul into the music. Matt Dudenhoeffer, Douglas Firley, and Kurt Kerns build a veritable wall of distortion behind Scheel's prominent vocalization, and certainly prove they never missed a beat during the group's three-year downtime. The brooding bass that thickly blankets "Forget Your Name" churns the song into dark territories, which elevates the song immensely by adding texture and depth. "One Thing" is another highlight of Superstarved. With remarkably adept lyrical content and song formation, this may very well spur Gravity Kills back onto the charts in 2002. "Personal Jesus" relies on heavy programming, yet is distinguished by its Southern barroom rock style. Catchy vocals and a drumbeat similar to Marilyn Manson's "Beautiful People" combine to turn "Personal Jesus" into one of the most memorable songs on the album. Gravity Kills still wears its influences on its sleeves, as Superstarved does sound inspired by industrial legends such as Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, yet the band isn't reliant on those influences; they merely have learned from them. Superstarved is an impressive third album as it never once drifts into obscurity or loses its pace. Gravity Kills has rebounded after their lengthy time away from the spotlight and has brought with them an album that deserves recognition.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5050361400327
catalogNumber:
1065459
Rank:
98762

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gravity Kills   Primary Artist
Martin Atkins   scratching
Bob Dog   Sitar
Richard Fortus   Guitar
Charles Levi   Bass
Brad Booker   Drums
Jeff Scheel   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Matt Dudenhoffer   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Derek Geisser   Guitar

Technical Credits

Martin Atkins   Arranger,Producer
Julian Beeston   Programming,Engineer
Martin Gore   Composer
Chris Wagner   Logo Design
Gravity Kills   Producer
John Bergin   Artwork
Doug Firley   Programming
Chris Greene   Vocal Producer
Jeff Scheel   Programming
Matt Dudenhoffer   Programming
Grey Parker   Engineer
John Byler   Engineer

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Superstarved 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People complain that these guys sound a lot like some other industrial bands that were popular in the late 90s... I'll admit that it's not groundbreaking, but it's still a lot of fun to listen to. Very catchy stuff from an underrated band. Theodore Korolchuk