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Gallows: Demo 2005Demo 2005 (2005)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: wearestillalivewearestillalive
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I am not going to review Gallows' Grey Britain because I have absolutely no desire to listen to it. To be honest, Gallows reached their peak with their first demo, and there's really no need to ever listen to anything else. Containing only five songs over 15 minutes, three of which were re-recorded .


I am not going to review Gallows' Grey Britain because I have absolutely no desire to listen to it. To be honest, Gallows reached their peak with their first demo, and there's really no need to ever listen to anything else. Containing only five songs over 15 minutes, three of which were re-recorded for Orchestra of Wolves, their debut demo from 2005 showcases them at their most raw, their most brief and their most bearable.

Whilst their first full-length got tiresome and dragged on when you realized the band weren't actually doing anything of any particular interest (and I assume that Grey Britain, at 52 minutes, is even worse), the demo is over before all of this sinks in, and is much more enjoyable for it.

The couple of tracks with keyboards sound a little more hilariously tacky, the recording is a little less polished, but pleasingly so, and "Swarm Over Death" is the closest Gallows have come to sounding like `80s hardcore; it's easily my favourite track by the band. Frank Carter also seems to play his accent up a bit less on these recordings, which is definitley preferable.

If you had previously written Gallows off, then give this a quick blast.

 

 
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inagreendase (June 2, 2009)

Where the fuck is the Narrows review?!

Unwritten?

Lmnndtlgrph (June 1, 2009)

to suggest that someone is "playing up their accent" is pretty insulting. it also makes you sound like an idiot.

and this is coming from someone who doesn't give a shit about this band.

Grue (May 30, 2009)

Score is for tentacle rape.

Now, I actually have this demo on a scribbled cdr, but this review must a fucking joke. I never ever seen something so stucked up in my entire life.

wearestillalive (May 30, 2009)

I've heard alot of good things about Grey Britain to be honest, more than I was expecting, so I should probably give it a chance. Their first album was shit though.

tenwestchaser (May 29, 2009)

Where the fuck is the Narrows review?!

inagreendase (May 29, 2009)

I like that the guy saying "Calm the fuck down" sounds even more overreactionary than Scott.

slowstupidhungry (May 29, 2009)

This band's hardcore stuff sounds like a sissy version of Walk the Plank. I've never listened to a whole album but I don't hear any Bronx.

laserguidedbygod (May 29, 2009)

Calm the fuck down Scott.

maverick (May 29, 2009)

You're an idiot. Grey Britain is awesome. Score's for it.

-Scott

NewKid (May 29, 2009)

Where do you find this now?

Eric

saladfingers (May 29, 2009)

it seemed like it was written by a retard.

Tye (May 29, 2009)

this review seemed a bit condescending or something.

Dante3000 (May 29, 2009)

"i just listened to this demo and, to be honest, i dont think these guys are gonna go very far."

How could they, everyone is just going to call them a Bronx rip off.
-Dante

wearestillalive (May 29, 2009)

Hah, I sent this in just as Grey Britian was coming out and before the review was posted on here...

ffwoodycooks (May 29, 2009)

i just listened to this demo and, to be honest, i dont think these guys are gonna go very far.

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