I like Desolation Sounds way more than self titled. Gallows is really growing into their new sound and frontman, and Frank is doing great things with the Rattlesnakes. It's a good time to be a Gallows fan.
The main problem over Desolation Sounds to me is that you can clearly hear Wade's guitar influence and there's no Steph in it. Either way the album had grown a lot on me after the second time listening.
Dude... you're so out of touch if you think Gallows suck now. At least Gallows progresses and grows as a bad, as really any band should, trying new ideas and they didn't suck either, they sound good on their new shit. Had they kept their other doofus vocalist they'd be the same shit as they were on the first two records, rehashing the same old shit. I think he desperately wanted to be a rockstar and when certain members of the band didn't want to be radio rock that's when he split and look at him now. Pure Love was a total disaster. They were simply a curiosity, the only reason people listened to what they put out was to see what the dude from Gallows is doing now. And they had like 2 radio friend rock songs and an entire record of filler, welcome to radio rock land if you're even on any radio station's radar, which I doubt. The Gallows we have now, is the Gallows we always deserved.
New Gallows should be tight and a welcome change. It's not like their old shit will disappear or be dropped from the setlist. Don't like the new sound? Pity for you, don't listen and listen to their old shit, easy as that.