Producer: Gravity Kills, Roli Mosimann
Distributor: TVT Records
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Gravity Kills: Jeff Scheel, Kurt Kerns, Matt Dudenhoeffer, Doug Firley.Recorded at: Mr. Blood, Upper Room Studios, Saint Louis, Missouri.Following 1996's self-titled release, Gravity Kills continues to be a major player in the "pop industrial" genre. PERVERSION is released on TVT Records, Trent Reznor's label, and his influence is all over it. This is angry synth rock at its best, though there is variety also--"Drown" has a dance hook that temporarily diverts from the gloom, and "Alive" leans towards metal. "Falling" has a catchy electronic beat fueled by a great bassline.Though obviously disciples of Reznor's Nine Inch Nails, these guys definitely have what it takes to kick it on their own. Gravity Kill's lyrics touch basic human emotions and endow their music with universality, focusing on lust, anger and alienation. Much like their last album, the music is tight and the lyrics are real. All in all, PERVERSION is a provoking release from a young band making its mark. Factory sealed cut-out.