“Come Friendly Bombs” is a high energy track that catches your attention. “Abandon Ship” was a track off their first EP that they decided to put out again and it is worth a listen. “Last Fight For The Living” was an interesting instrumental piece. This song really reminded me of the classic '80s movie Repo Man for some reason.
My favorite track on this disc is the title track “Orchestra Of Wolves.” This song in certain areas reminds me of the skate punk music I rocked out to when I was younger. Frank Carter sings so pissed off that it pleases me. The lyrics are brutal and mature, speaking of not drinking, getting laid, and not caring. The guitars are that of a Bad Religion feel in the '90s. Punk rock never sounded so good.
As an added bonus to the U.S., the Gallows included a cover of Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown” on this release. I admit this version is one million times better than Rise Against’s attempt on the Lords of Dogtown soundtrack. It sounds more sincere.
The Gallows are not going to be one of those bands that disappear after a summer of fame. These guys are hardcore and will be sticking around for quite some time. They are here to make music and money and that is fine by me. If you are a fan of Minor Threat, Black Flag, the Bronx or are just looking for something a little harder in the punk genre, the Gallows is the band for you. If you want to hear some true modern day punk rock that does not suck, then get out and grab Orchestra Of Wolves and thank me later.