UncutGrey Britain builds upon its predecessor without diluting any of its rabid energy and grinding, oppressive negativity. [Jun 2009, p.86]
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.
Q MagazineGrey Britain is at once more accessible than its chaotic predecessor, "Orchestra Of Wolves." but also harder hitting. [Jun 2009, p.122]
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.
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.
Sep 14, 2010This 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
EricK.Oct 4, 2009Favorite album of the year by far.
NickJun 26, 2009I have to say that this album is crap.
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