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Dream Probe: demo cassette

self-released
Regular price
$3.50

Dream Probe: demo cassette

self-released
Dream Probe: demo cassette
Killer demo of wild, noisy hardcore from this band out of Illinois.

Our take: Man, what a great demo! Chicago’s Dream Probe don’t really come at you with any kind of gimmicks… you can’t really say they sound exactly like some particular band or play a really fashionable style. Instead, they just play honest, energetic, and incredibly well-written punk songs. Something about the delivery reminds me of the Vaaska / Criaturas axis of bands… while Dream Probe don’t share any of those bands’ more distinguishing factors like the shredding guitar leads or the super high-pitched vocals, they do share a similar ability to write an absolutely scorching punk song. While those two bands are a pretty solid comparison as far as newer stuff goes (though Dream Police are a lot rawer and their production is more analog-y), their fusion of high-energy hardcore and the more accomplished songwriting of classic ’77 punk bands reminds me of plenty of other stuff too, including the catchier early 80s Finnish bands like Lama or Appendix, or maybe even something like Plastic Surgery Disasters-era Dead Kennedys in the way that you can’t quite say definitively whether it’s punk or hardcore. Any way you slice it, though, I think this band is great and I really hope we hear more from them!