Review. Review Summary: An essential release for those seeking a reliable cure for insomnia. There are only two possible reasons why Asia are still releasing records; they genuinely get a kick out of churning out album after album of inoffensive arena rock or they need the cash. Whatever their motivations are there is no doubt that after over ...
Mar 24, 2014 · A technical wizard on the guitar, Coulson has all the requisite abilities to fill Howe 's role as resident flamethrower for Asia. Ironically, the aptly titled Gravitas is one of Asia's more reserved albums and Coulson, who acquits himself nicely throughout, isn't called upon to throw much fire for most of Gravitas' running time.
May 05, 2015 · GRAVITAS - 4.1. An angry anthem at the end of an unfortunate relationship. The intro runs about two minutes in length - almost too long - but the anger, bitterness and resignation are palpable in the lyrics. THE CLOSER I GET TO YOU - 4.2. This song was almost too slow for me; it needed to grow on me before I could give it an accurate reading.
Strong heavy-hitting vocals, smooth solos and a plethora of synthesizers you say? Absolutely. This is the sound Asia became renowned for over the years and with Gravitas, it is clear they haven’t fallen too far from the tree. This becomes apparent with album opener and first single Valkyrie.
Last December, Gravitas Asia celebrated their 2019 AGM and Christmas Party at the stunning L'hotel Island South in Hong Kong. An amazing day spent in beautiful…
Gravitas is the thirteenth studio album by British rock group Asia, released in 2014. It is the group's final studio album with vocalist/bassist John Wetton before his death in 2017 and the only one to feature guitarist Sam Coulson .
The band sounds tired and uninspired and Gravitas is disappointing even in relation to the weak Omega. Wetton seems to be the driving force of the band here and his vocals and lyrics are in the forefront with the other three members playing supporting roles. Palmer's drumming is particularly weak here.