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3.36 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sequoia Throne (4:22)
2. No Stars Over Bethlehem (4:35)
3. Bloodmeat (4:00)
4. The Dissentience (5:32)
5. Palms Read (3:22)
6. Blindfolds Aside (5:29)
7. Goddess Bound (3:10)
8. Goddess Gagged (4:43)
9. Spoils (2:56)
10. Nautical (6:39)
11. Limb From Limb (5:34)

This release is a live CD/DVD,which includes the live CD and DVD from the sold out headlining concert at The Sound Academy in Toronto on December 2008.Bonus features on the live DVD include:

- Director's cut with documentary of the set and the whole show day
- All Protest The Hero music videos
- Whistler Outback ski adventure video
- Four live tour videos cut overtop of studio audio tracks
- "Wake And Funnel" beer adventure bonus feature
- "Stop moshing" bonus feature piece
- Protest The Hero show rider access bonus
- An angry letter from a fan

Line-up / Musicians

- Rody Walker / lead vocals
- Tim Millar / guitar, vocals
- Luke Hoskin / guitar, vocals
- Arif Mirabdolbaghi / bass, vocals
- Moe Carlson / drums

Releases information

CD/DVD Vagrant Records (2009)

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PROTEST THE HERO Gallop Meets The Earth ratings distribution

(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (25%)

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Review by Rune2000
3 stars After only two studio albums and almost exactly 10 years since formation, it was finally time for Protest The Hero to make a testament of their live performances thus far. Gallop Meets The Earth was recorded during the band's tour supporting their well-deserved breakthrough album Fortress and can pretty much be considered to be a perfect tribute to the newly established fanbase.

It felt like I would really enjoy this release after looking at the setlist, unfortunately this wasn't really the case. Yes, the band does almost perfect renditions of all their tracks, which might impress any Technical Death Metal fans, but I'm generally not in it for that thrill. My main interest lies with the amazingly crafted compositions that Protest The Hero and many of the other young Metalcore acts seem to write with ease. These tracks are definitely in place here but what I lack is that extra push from the performances that would not only make them technically magnificent but also emotionally grabbing.

The band does a solid job going through the motions of their gig but the lack of communication experience with the audience definitely makes itself apparent whenever Rody Walker tries to speak to the audience between the songs. Most of these monologues come off sounding awkward and almost alienating to the audience. Maybe it would have made more sense if I actually attended the show but, as it stands today, Rodys remarks just sound very cruel, to my ears, and really do nothing for the listeners who haven't had the opportunity of attending one of their gigs.

Overall, it's far from a bad live album but there are a few obstacles along the way that Protest The Hero have to overcome in order to become one of the great live bands out there. Instrumental skills do not automatically make your music appealing to the audience.

**** star songs: Sequoia Throne (4:22) No Stars Over Bethlehem (4:35) Bloodmeat (4:00) Palms Read (3:22) Goddess Bound (3:10) Spoils (2:56) Nautical (6:39) Limb From Limb (5:34)

*** star songs: The Dissentience (5:32) Blindfolds Aside (5:29) Goddess Gagged (4:43)

Latest members reviews

4 stars Here's what I'd do - buy this for the live CD. Maybe you can use the DVD for a bookmark - just kidding. In fact it's listed right now for $14 on EBay; totally worth it for the live CD. I think PTH might the most impressive musical unit under the metalcore umbrella. Their songwriting abil ... (read more)

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