||Too Bad You're Beautiful CD (2001)
This February, 2005 re-pressing of TOO BAD YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL includes four previously unreleased bonus tracks and new artwork.
Personnel: Francis Mark (vocals, percussion); Benjamin Perri (vocals); Brian Deneeve (guitar, background vocals); Scott Gross (guitar).
Recording information: Zing Studios, Westfield, MA (??/??/2000-05/23/2001).
||Fiction We Live CD (2003)
Scott Gross CD discography Long Island's From Autumn To Ashes (or FATA to their friends) achieved success with their brand of high-octane metalcore the old-fashioned way--with the assistance of a loyal fan base, the product of an exacting performing schedule that included a high-profile 2003 Warped Tour. Their second album, THE FICTION WE LIVE, builds on the foundations of their debut, TOO BAD YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL, itself something of a departure from metal norms.
The band's imaginative take on what can often be a derivative field features airy, seemingly unpremeditated arrangements that combine the requisite half-man/half-monster vocals of lead singer Ben Perri with the more plaintive stylings of drummer/vocalist Fran Mark (whose Neil Peart-influenced percussive assault stands in wild contrast to his almost high-lonesome voicings). Songs such as "The After Dinner Payback," with its switchback tempo changes, are a dynamic shot in the arm to a genre that has found it's sometimes all too easy to forsake originality for speed and crushing volume.
Recorded in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.
Personnel: Francis Mark (vocals, drums); Benjamin Perri (vocals); Scott Gross, Brian Deneeve (guitar); Ben Kaplan (programming).
Audio Mixer: Christopher Shaw .
Recording information: Greenhouse Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Plumper Mountain Sound, Gibsons, British Columbia, Cana.
From Autumn To Ashes: Francis Mark (vocals, drums); Benjamin Perri (vocals); Brian Deneeve, Scott Gross (guitar); Mike Pilato (bass).