Baltimore’s Truth Cult creates unpolished and melodic emotive hardcore that could’ve fit in seamlessly among Revolution Summer-era bands of the mid ‘80s like Rites of Spring and Gray Matter in nearby DC. Floating above a frenetic yet precise framework held together by Ian Marshall and Robin Zeijlon, howling vocals that alternate between Paris Roberts and Emily Ferrara are raw and to the point, yet thoughtfully worded. The band’s visit to Athens is part of an 11-day tour down and back up the east coast in support of their Off Fire LP, which is set to be released this spring by Pop Wig Records, a Maryland-based label run by members of Trapped Under Ice.
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