If you like metal in your metal then this is the album for you. Landmine Marathon (cool fucking name too) hailing from the desert have unleashed a new album known as Gallows. This album has a mix of it all…thrash-tastic Slayer style riffs, Hatebreed power chords that pummel your ass, some killer slower sludge riffs, solo’s that make you wish you could grab a guitar and do it yourself and I picked up some grind elements in there as well. Gallows is metal as fuck. Vocals are good and while you will definitely head bang, the music is rather generic and repetitive. There is no defining characteristics in these songs with a few exceptions. I felt like these songs all sounded alike.
However, these guys (and gal, who is also the one screaming in your ears) perform well. Nothing is innovative or original….just getting together and playing some fucking metal for people to scream, head bang and mosh to. Gallows is brilliant at what it does and if you listen to it you will know exactly what I am talking about.
Pros: heavy as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Be ready to move your head/neck. Music and vocals are done well.
Cons: Same shit/Different band, album only has 8 songs
3.5 out of 5
Fav Tracks: Knife From My Sleeve, Dead Horses, Morbidity