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  • Summary: The British punk rock band returns with Alexisonfire's Wade Macneil on lead vocals for its third full-length album.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
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  1. Sep 7, 2012
    It's the best representation yet of the sheer force of the band live, a perfect half hour snapshot of the energy and aggression they've never properly captured on tape.
  2. Alternative Press
    Sep 4, 2012
    MacNeil delivers a riveting, throat-destroying performance that owns every moment [Oct 2012, p.88]
  3. Gallows will arguably divide the fanbase between a hint of less grit at times and a vocalist not quite harnessing the same volatile nature as before--therefore yielding what is arguably the band's most diverse record in terms of execution.
  4. Sep 4, 2012
    This is music with a pure heart, a clean conscience and the snap of a steel-spring trap.
  5. Sep 5, 2012
    There is not one note out of place; the music remaining tight, aggressive and addictive throughout.
  6. Kerrang!
    Sep 4, 2012
    This is a raw, vicious and churning blast of a record. [25 Aug 2012, p.52]
  7. Q Magazine
    Sep 7, 2012
    Gallows is less significant than its predecessor, but it often sounds more urgent. [Oct 2012, p.100]

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  1. Tee
    Sep 22, 2012
    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. Expand