In a world where physical beauty reigns supreme and the eye always seeks out that which is pleasing and appeasing, we tend to overlook the unfortunate ugly among us. Yes, ugly can be just as beautiful; that which is simply not attractive to the mass milieu is often the most overlooked poem in the notebook. Music, classical for example, is usually beautiful and enchanting in certain mediums. Then, rare cases as they are, the ugly music among us just takes a rusty buck knife, stained and worn, and carves initials into your skin at a slow, careful pace. You want to scream, but you can’t; the pain isn’t there and you know it should be…it’s just absent. You’re placated and resigned to just let it take over and hope it doesn’t change things too dramatically.
"Slow and ominous with the strength of melody, each of the four songs on this EP seems to shape into a story that is heavy and melancholy and yet seems to capture the imagination and sends the listener into the realm that is made. I cannot think of too many bands that could pull this all off while being so heavy. Some bands do come to mind, but Gallow God seems to be the one I enjoy." - MetalBite
"If you do not like the summer that lies ahead now and despise the laughing children, the sun, the warmth and all that stuff, then I got something for you to bring back the darker feelings of late autumn and winter. That thing is Gallow God’s first album called 'False Mystical Prose'. These guys do not allow the slightest glimpse of hope or happiness to shine through in their music. This is Doom the dark way. And I mean the real dark way. When you just listen to this album without knowing anything about the band but know your doom a little you could quickly tell where their influences are and they are mostly from their own native country England." - Cosmic Lava
"Clocking in around 40 minutes the four tracks here are epic and bold; from the mournful vocals on 'The Sin & Doom of Godless Men' to the gentle piano that heralds 'Ship of Nails'. This is an album cloaked in darkness, slow as a sloth on Mogadon and yet a thing of beauty at the same time. Vocalist/Guitarist Daniel Tibbals comes off like a young and tuneful Ozzy as walls of doom, that the master Iommi would be proud of, ring out. The album is not as inward looking as this review might imply though, there is a tinge of the forward lookingness that is contained in bands like Cathedral, Anathema (of old) and even pioneers Trouble as the 'Gods mix in folk-esque passages, death/doom and the aforementioned piano." - The Sleeping Shaman
"The epically sullen and powerful riffs that drive “The Sin and Doom of Godless Men” and especially “Summon The Rune Wizard” are triumphs, as is the overall effect of the expansive “Ship Of Nails”. The piano at the end of “The Emissary” adds great shading and effect, as does the audio effects that enhance “Ship of Nails” – both examples of a classy touch and a band acutely cognizant of the nuances that make Doom Metal such a powerful medium. False Mystical Prose is a brilliant album of true blooded UK Doom Metal that seems to shine more brilliantly because it lacks any other influence other than those that have treaded the great, dark and narrow path before them. Gallow God has a sound unsullied by trendy musical distractions or commercial appeal. It's epic, melancholic and classy. Feeling bad hasn’t felt this good in a long time." - Hellride Music
"From the United Kingdom (where else?) comes this foursome of the forlorn, and that’s praise indeed. It’s not a ‘dirty’ sound you’ll get from this EP; rather, it’s akin to being in a tight box and having the wooden sides just press ever slowly into your body, keeping you, even forcing you to submit, and the mood is such that you don’t even mind the impending horror. Sonically sobering, False Mystical Prose is what doom metal was built on, my friends. Sabbath may have started it, but I’m sure even Mister Iommi and crew would have to bow to the younger generation’s take on such funeral dirges. The torch is passed forever and all we can do is simmer in this swelter. If black metal is meant to be cold, then this album is warm and comfortable, yet still uneasy in spots so as not to lull you into total subservience." - MetalPsalter
"Each track is a cleverly chiseled diamond with plenty of facets that sometimes shine like Thergothon, sometimes are very reminiscent of the light cast by Cathedral’s own jewel: Forest of Equilibrium. The sound and musical codes of Doom Death, or even more extreme Doom, mixed with the epic feel of Traditional Doom without sounding awkward or stiff. Sure the few growled parts found in the last two tracks may feel a bit over the edge for someone subscribing to the Circle of True Doom, but these two songs sure don't walk with a limp." - Doom Metal.com
"False Mystical Prose may only feature four tracks but they’re daring, haunting and powerful. Chances are you’ll hear quite a bunch of different influences in Gallow God’s sound but the epic feat here is that they’ve taken most of the Extreme Doom Metal codes and arranged it into Traditional Doom Metal. Did you get that? Should I reformulate it? OK. Gallow God play Traditional Doom Metal with arrangements very close to Doom Death. Can't make it any clearer." - Spirit of Metal