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Old 09-09-2012, 17:58   #1
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[Capsule Review] Gallows

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Launching into ‘Victim Culture’ with all the subtlety of an earthquake, Gallows circa 2012 pull no punches. A robotic-sounding female voice dictates a speech for the first minute, taking into consideration themes of oppression and the status quo, building the tension for an album full of clea...

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Old 09-09-2012, 17:58   #2
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Having read reviews on Gallows, the album, from the UK, Poland, Norway, France and elsewhere, all seem to be universal in their heady praise for this third album. This particular review seems to be out of synch. It starts off like all other reviews, almost a carbon copy in its praise, and then it suddenly has a change of mind. It seems that this is because the iconic Frank Carter has gone AWOL from the line up and without Frank the music somehow ceases to exist. The reviewer's has a very restricted view on music and prefers hype. How puerile, silly and insecure. So Holly the reviewer, gets prickly. She says she can be found on the ski-slopes or in muddy fields watching bands. However, I see her in her bedroom with a picture of Frank on her wall writing love poems in a pink diary and wearing her Pure Love T-shirt dreaming of being a famous writer. The many who cherish Gallows, the musicians and their music, know that it was Lags who started the band and wrote the music of that iconic first album: he has guided the collaborative process through Grey Britain and now to Gallows, the difficult third album and a tour de force for those who know their music and who are able to distinguish between myth and reality. It is not just a question of standing in muddy fields to be seen, you have to know why you are there. Yesterday, I listened to Gallows the album and watched their performance at Bestival in the Isle of Wight, a place of soft designer rock; goodness knows how Gallows were invited but there they were. Gallows simply stormed the stage and won the crowd with their uncompromising originality and total commitment to their craft. They still play the small clubs and are as honest, generous and inspirational to others as the day they started. Wade M. has brought a different dimension called commitment, reliability and experience, ingredients lacking previously. The band is at last beginning to find that well deserved confidence and harmony. They still carry the torch for generations of people who found in hardcore punk rock an honesty and integrity that is hard to find elsewhere. It was Gallows that re-ignited that flame. This negative, immature and largely dishonest review will only serve to fan that fire. Tee
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Old 09-09-2012, 18:05   #3
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Gallows past their prime? Don't think so. Just beginning more likely It's a damn same that you can't hire a proper reviewer!.
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