Hardcore prog-punksters Gallows begin touring their critically acclaimed new album (and first with new frontman Wade MacNeil) at the Haunt on Wednesday, promising the finest in richly constructed sonic aggression.
With a sound as torn apart as their own history, Gallows achieved unmatched chart success for a hardcore band back in 2006 with Orchestra Of Wolves. It was named ‘the best hardcore album since Refused’s Shape Of Punk To Come and led to a £1m record deal with label giant Warner. Since then, frontman Frank Carter left the band to perceived doom by most critics, his signature estuary rasp seemingly focal to the band’s sound.
Gallows pounced back though, replacing him with Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire’s Wade MacNeil. Their first record together, released in September, has been met with critical acclaim for its continued urgency and relentless dynamics. MacNeil agreed by most to be a more than satisfactory replacement, his veteran snarl befits Carter’s tortuous lyrics to secure Gallows as risen, flaming, from the ashes. Inevitably stirring, gutsy hardcore with a ruthlessly experimental edge, propped up by the leading songwriters and mosh-artists in the field.
£13 adv, 19:00.
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