True Love has returned with another entry of their brand of nostalgic, straight edge-fueled hardcore with "The Pact." Featuring eight new tracks, the band blends their bleeding heart, early-2000s, Boston-hardcore worship with the aggression and ferocity of Los Angeles hardcore. Falling somewhere between A Life Less Plagued and Lowest of the Low, True Love's newest LP, The Pact, is proof that a nearly flawless recording can be composed of the barest of essentials. If you know what you're doing, the less ingredients you put in, the more potent the mixture. The Pact is hardcore personified, fine-tuned and boiled down to perfection. True Love has released an impeccable hardcore record - another feather in Triple-B's (at this point) overflowing cap. And man was it awesome to hear a vocalist scream, "One, two, fuck you!" again. I haven't heard that one in years.