The Vulture (Act I & II)

Album: Grey Britain (2009)
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  • Gallows frontman Frank Carter (From Kerrang! magazine April 18, 2009): "I was thinking about all the forgotten children who die before their parents, and this song is about one of those poor bastards becoming Death's apprentice. Death to me is a much more imaginative concept than God - I thought it would be interesting to think about someone training to be his apprentice and learning to reap souls. Act I has me singing. I felt a little vulnerable, as I haven't sung much before. It sounds okay and I don't cringe too much when I hear it."
  • Grey Britain features some surprising acoustic moments including on this song. Frank Carter explained to The Sun May 1, 2009: "I knew I could sing well enough to get away with it and we just wanted to show people a different way of looking at not only our band but all music. We literally took the same set of lyrics and made two songs at opposite ends of the same spectrum. We wanted to challenge ourselves and every band that will ever use this record as reference in the future."

Comments: 1

  • Mathijs from Houten, NetherlandsIt's a very dark song, with some haunting beauty in it. The atmosphere of the whole album overall is just f--king grey and this song espcially creeps me out, superb!
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