STP is a great band, no denying. This album shows that they still like their grunge, but are no rip-offs. This album has no filler. It's hidden track, "12 Gracious Melodies", is so unique, I can't help but get into it.
But also, there are other highlights. The song "Lounge Fly" is one of the best, with a cool-sounding, but weird intro, and the chorus is played well, with an acoustic vibe to it, as well as Scott's good vocals.
The punky "Unglued" is also a highlight of the album. It shows that the band have not forgotten that they're heavy. It's short, but excellent.
However, "Kitchenware & Candybars" is excellent, with an REM-esque sound in the orchestra.
Gravity Kill is an excellent techno metal band, whose remixes, like many industrial artists, isn't as good as the real thing. And that's how it is with Manipulated. There is good, yet there's lots that didn't need to be there. There are five tracks total from the original being remixed, all in which have been released at some radio stations at a certain time. There are many highlights with it. One is Al Jourgensen's mix of "Enough". It's in his rockin' style that you could easily tell was done by him. Also, "Here" has its 'Done Brothers' remix. This one gets real awesome when the guitar joins in. Also, the "blame" remix appeared on the promo of… Read more
Gravity Kills are one of the best bands in the US post-industrial techno-metal scene. Their songs are sonically more techno rock. For instance, "Disentigrate" is a very good ride of a song. There is no song from here that I'd consider rubbish. The songs use different lites too, as "Belief (To Rust)" is mainly the guitar, church bells, and Jeff Scheel's whisper-tone vocals that get addicting. They're releasing a new album next year titled Superstarved. I hope everyone rediscovers the band after that. Also, "Alive" showcases GK of both techno and metal.
one thing you may keep in mind about various sounds, there are times when each member does the drums, but the… Read more