The True Faith – Go To Ground (Album – Icy Cold Records / A La Carte Records / Candlepin Records / Summer Darling Tapes / Honeyglider Records)

the True Faith – Go to Ground (album – Icy Cold Records / a La Carte Records / Candlepin Records / Summer Darling Tapes / Honeyglider Records)
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Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl, Cassette.

Background/Info: The True Faith is an American formation based in Boston. They already released a few works and now strikes back with an album featuring nine songs. Notice by the way the work has been released in different formats as a collaboration between different international labels.

Content: This work brings us back to the 80s which remain an endless source of inspiration for numerous bands dealing with Cold-Wave. I experienced “Go To Ground” as a harder version of early The Cure. There’s a catchy touch running through most of the songs while I also notice dreamy passages. 

+ + + : The carrying choruses of the songs make the magic of the work and especially the debut songs are cool to discover. The work is also characterized by great and powerful guitar playing which is bringing the 80s spirit alive.

– – – : The sound formula isn’t new at all  which gets the album a bit predictable after a while. I however prefer the ‘harder’ cuts to some ‘softer’ pieces in the second half of the album.

Conclusion: This is an honest and fully enjoyable work although I got the feeling this band has the potential to do better.

Best songs: “Assimilation”, “Down To The Knees”, “Minimal Change”.

Rate: 7.



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