Angel Du$t is a band that’s hard to describe. After listening a few times to their newest release called “A.D.”, I think it’s a good album, it’s different, unpredictable and volatile. What I do feel is that, although the sound leans towards Punk Rock, the mean hardcore reality maintains. Especially in the lyrics you can hear that life sometimes turns an ugly face. Frustration and anger that comes forth out of all this reflect in the song texts.
Like most members previous band, Trapped Under Ice, they still are able to make very good breakdowns here and there. To combine this with melody is not easy but they succeed at it. Speaking of melody, this record has lots of it. That’s why I previously compared it to Punk Rock, Skate Punk would also be a good term.
Also in the last songs a female voice is participating in the vocal parts. I’m not totally sure but it’s seems that they start to dialogue with each other the last song. Both get set up by each other… Again the sometimes hard reality of living together and loving comes at the forefront in the lyrics.
|Angel Du$t “A.D.” LP front cover|
|Angel Du$t “A.D.” LP back cover|
|Printed inner also in pink, with band pose picture in black ink|
The packaging is monochrome. Only uses black ink on a pink background, as well for the cover as for the printed inner sleeve. The minimalist approach work well in my opinion.
The release was a cooperation between React! Records from Baltimore MD and Reaper Records from Syracuse NY. They already did the ON release together also. Both labels have an exclusive color besides the black also. Reaper has the clear version in their shop and React! has the white version available. I’m still waiting to receive the order from React! though.
|Lyrics on printed inner|
|Clear vinyl of 400 copies|
What I recently discovered is that there’s a pink version also. And that this one is/was available on their tour shows.
I didn’t order those in the USA, but got them from Merchpit in Germany. Might save you on shipping if you are willing to order these.