Grey Britain

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  • Summary: The second album for the British punk-rock band was produced by Garth "GGGarth" Richardson.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. Uncut
    80
    Grey Britain builds upon its predecessor without diluting any of its rabid energy and grinding, oppressive negativity. [Jun 2009, p.86]
  2. It’s vital for the maintenance of Gallows’ present profile that they curb their enthusiasm for experimentation and pushing the envelope of aggressiveness to some degree, and by doing this sensibly, they’ve produced an album that’s big on surprises but that also ticks the essential boxes of heaviness and melody.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    Grey Britain is at once more accessible than its chaotic predecessor, "Orchestra Of Wolves." but also harder hitting. [Jun 2009, p.122]
  4. Gallows are the sound of this country's rising fury. And people in power need to listen, because if it spills over, there'll be trouble.
  5. While the listener is largely swamped in this sense of horror and disgust--which no doubt makes the point--Gallows are also concerned with some kind of catharsis.
  6. Shifting into metalcore territory is a tricky decision, since a lot of their initial appeal was due to the fact that they were making their own personal stamp on revitalizing punk--a genre that's becoming increasingly saturated with commercialism. Here, they seem less unique.
  7. Trimmed down to a good 35-40 minutes, and with a producer like Kurt Ballou instead of the more polished-sounding Garth Richardson, this might have been the provocative, inflammatory second record that Gallows fans had hoped for. Instead we’re left with yet another young band whose reach far exceeds its grasp.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    This is the most brutal, angry properly punk album that's been released in a long time. Frank Carter sounds like Johnny Rotten, only angrierThis is the most brutal, angry properly punk album that's been released in a long time. Frank Carter sounds like Johnny Rotten, only angrier and the pace of the music is just incredible, I love this album. It is probably the most important punk/hardcore album in at least 5 years. This is true punk how its meant to be, it should also prove to people that bands like good charlotte are not and never will be punk, they're just posers. This is an angry, gritty and fast album, and thats how punk should be Expand
  2. EricK.
    Oct 4, 2009
    10
    Favorite album of the year by far.
  3. Nick
    Jun 26, 2009
    3
    I have to say that this album is crap.