And true to their destiny, Gun are back with their first studio album in 15 years, fully charged with the desire to rewrite the rock history books. With the legendary Dave Eringa of Manics fame at the console, part of that blistering surge you hear on big, beefy opener Butcher Man is the sound of all the stops being pulled out.
Much of the album is laced with an intriguing mix of pop-punk and Americana – for instance Lost & Found is The Byrds meets the Buzzcocks. Break the Silence may not have the unrepeatable ambition of the band's legendary debut, but with a good mix of punchy and wistful songs it's clearly an album constructed with heavy duty touring in mind.
8th October, 2012