No Future: Year in Review 2009

No Future: Year in Review 2009
5. Gallows Grey Britain (Warner)
Just as punk rock arrived at a safe, predictable destination, Gallows enter the picture ready to tear down the genre and rebuild it in whatever ugly, angry fashion they choose. Grey Britain, the Watford, England band's second album, shares as much in common with the Sex Pistols snotty attitude as it does with the experimentation and genre pushing of Refused's classic The Shape of Punk to Come. Gallows might not be out to rewrite the rules of punk, but they're certainly injecting it with a much-needed dose of excitement.
Ben Conoley