‘YS, DH’ is the debut album Gallops needed to make. It pretty much maps the bands entire career, and has been a long time coming. Namely due to how long they've been touring nearly every song on here, especially ‘Lasers’, ‘Crutches’ and ‘Windows FX’, which have been floating around for the past four odd years. However, those unaware to their work prior to this, will probably be quite surprised by what they hear. The album is a fine example of what progressive rock can be in the modern age; embracing the moods and electronic chirps of 80s b-movie soundtracks, the punch of 90s thrash metal and the start/stop nature of 00s pick rock, whilst still being able to cohesively blend all those elements together simultaneously with the progressive majesty of a band like Pink Floyd.
Maybe pushing it for the release date, but ‘Yours Sincerely, Doctor Hardcore’ might be a contender for one of the best albums of 2012. If you can, go see them live. Their power and talent as live musicians is only ever half-captured on records. Go on, and make yourself a happy chappy.