Album Reviews

Chaser Dreamers Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 09:25
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Following a sound clip of Charlie Chaplin’s speech from ‘The Great Dictator’, California’s CHASER kick off their fifth album with the short rager that is ‘Fight Of Our Lives’. Fast-as-fuck drums? Check. Solid shredding? Check. Big, melodic hooks? Double check. PMA? Loads of it. Next up is previously released single ‘2020’, which goes to show that the opening track wasn’t a fluke.

From there on, CHASER prove themselves to be worthy successors to No Use For A Name on songs like ‘Good Times’ and the title track, channel their inner Bad Religion in ‘Signs Of Life’ and sound like they just discovered an even higher gear in the lightning-fast ‘The Ripper’ and ‘Echoes’.

CHASER already held a lot of promise on 2018’s ‘Sound The Sirens’, but they really upped the ante on ‘Dreamers’. Sure, it's a sound that has been done time and time again, but CHASER prove that there's always room for one more great album. If there is a science to writing great melodic skatepunk, these guys now have a PhD. See you at the show!


Track listing:

  1. Fight of Our Lives
  2. 2020
  3. Good Times
  4. Signs of Life
  5. A New Direction
  6. The Ripper
  7. Echoes
  8. Dreamers
  9. Break the Chain
  10. Always with You
  11. Only Human
  12. Something in the Water
  13. See You at The Show
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.