True Love are a solo project from Reno, Nevada that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 demo "To Pray For Perpetual Violence" which was released by Appalachian Noise Records.
Classical guitars start off the demo before going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim black metal screams onto the recording while clean yet distorted playing can also be heard briefly and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very raw and melodic style.
At times the screams bring in more of a depressive edge while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length as well as some whispered vocals also being used briefly.
True Love creates another recording that remains true to the raw style of black metal that was established in previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover mysticism, left hand path, self reliance and hatred themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from True Love and if you are a fan of raw black metal, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crawl Across" and "Mourn The Wicked". 8 out of 10.