According to Tom Breihan of Stereogum blogs, when he was growing up in Baltimore in the ’90s, the city had basically no hardcore scene. Bummer. They only had one great band — Torn Apart — but that was basically it. For the most part, Baltimore was a crust-punk town. Angel Du$t is in the midst of really turning that image upside the f**k down. Over the years, Baltimore has slowly learned to appreciate the hardcore punk scene, wearing torn hoodies in summer, grunting to their parents, and walking around with resting bitch face.
Angel Du$t, like Turnstile and Trapped Under Ice, are very much a hardcore band. They play fast, they riff heavily, and they’re big on chanted bark-along choruses. But Angel Du$t also write the sorts of hooks that would’ve burned up alt-rock radio 20 years ago. At times, Angel Du$t sound something like the way the Foo Fighters might sound if all the members of that band suddenly decided that they wanted to go back to making the sort of music they all grew up making.