"Gravity" is the sixth studio album by the Welsh metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine, which was released on 29 June 2018 via Spinefarm Records, their first album under the label. It is the first album with drummer Jason Bowld. It is also the first album to feature bassist Jamie Mathias.
Individual performances throughout ‘Gravity’ are not only exceptional, they’re transcendent. Blatantly due to adhering to the philosophy that less is more, with songs ranging from big to small in an instant, never hiding behind shredding solos or a myriad of guttural vocals. With blistering renditions from drummer Jason Bowld on numbers such as “Coma,” to vocal deliveries from Matt Tuck in “Under Again” and “Breathe Underwater,” these songs stand with Bullet’s best, revealing the Welsh rockers as evidently up to tapping into something entirely fresh and engaging.
Almost instantly, it becomes clear that if Bullet have not embarked on a musical departure with ‘Gravity,’ the band is making a conscious effort not to tread over any old ground. For ‘Gravity,’ sees Bullet For My Valentine adding yet another dimension to their sound. Big, bold, and baleful, ‘Gravity’ is Bullet evolved, entering what might be the most interesting chapter in their illustrious careers to date.
Reviewed by Carl O'Rourke for metalwani.com. User Comments