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Cult Fiction – demo


Cult Fiction’s Hatemaker off their demo album is a perfect anecdote for the angsty art nerds amongst us. In fact, this whole album is a blissful anecdote, if you, as I, read too much Nietzsche. – This work is a beautifully harsh contemporary take on a philosophy that seems to grow in resonance the further we fall into a dystopia set against a Gregorian calendar.

Obliterating the norm while not skewing into unknown, unsure territory, this is an enveloping album, the first chamber or two of Dante’s inferno scouring it’s way through to the center of your humanity. Cryptic, massive, yet ultra-light, the song as the album doesn’t feel nostalgic as it blazes it’s way into the marrow of the listener.

With Sully Garfield on guitar and vox, Steve Hyrcenko* on bass, and Nick Raygun on the kit this power trio has been ripping apart basements and shows across Boston and New England for the better part of a year, maybe more. This is a definitely an act that will be talked about in years to come, and you’re definitely going to want to be a part of the fun while it’s still happening. Catch them in New York and New England this spring, and just remember to say your prayers.

Photo by Omari Spears

*A Previous version of this article listed Paul Dunne as bassist.


Chris Hughes-Zimmerman //// is a poet & writer from Boston, Ma & music editor of //// They can be reached at [email protected] or @crsjh_ via instagram & twitter.

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