The Bloom and the Blight - ATO
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Tamara Vallejos on September 5, 2012
A lot can happen in five years, and Two Gallants’ first record in as much time captures the wonderfully complicated dichotomy that accompanies life’s more anguished possibilities. At times, The Bloom and the Blight offers straightforward, weeping folk, like on the harmonica-driven lead-single “Broken Eyes.” But Two Gallants stand out from a sea of folksy mopesters thanks to their aggressive turns, at times invoking metal-esque proportions with fierce guitar riffs, assertive drums and vocals dripping with raw honesty.