Gallows

  • Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2012
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Uncut
    Sep 28, 2012
    60
    It's hard to shake the sensation that the band have become rather more ordinary as a result [of the departure of Frank Carter.] [Nov 2012, p.73]
  2. Mojo
    Sep 19, 2012
    60
    MacNeil is certainly a stronger singer--though without the coarse and charismatic Carter there's a sense that they are now one punk band among many, albeit still more sonically violent than most. {Oct 2012, p.86]
  3. Q Magazine
    Sep 7, 2012
    60
    Gallows is less significant than its predecessor, but it often sounds more urgent. [Oct 2012, p.100]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Tee
    Sep 22, 2012
    9
    Gallows have truly evolved and with their new album (Gallows) they have become the real deal. They have managed to combine the chaos of hardGallows have truly evolved and with their new album (Gallows) they have become the real deal. They have managed to combine the chaos of hard core punk rock with a more professional approach to musicianship and performance and have lost none of their originality and aggression. This latest album, Gallows, reflects a growing confidence and maturity which is rapidly expanding their fan base across Europe. It is a fan base that has remained loyal despite watching this band almost disintegrate in internal disagreements. And that is the big difference. This difficult third album shows us a truly great band pulling together, working together, telling us that they are not going away. Wade McNeil has provided stability and is the ideal front-man to take Gallows forward and harness this mighty talent. Gallows, like their two previous albums starts with a surprise, the unexpected. It then unwraps like a Russian doll absorbing elements of Orchestra of Wolves and Grey Britain before creating something totally unexpected and satisfying. This album sees Gallows at their best and coming of age. This is a classic adrenalin driven powerhouse of an album that leaves you longing for more and only Gallows could have pulled this off. Full Review »