Wow! This is all I can say after listening to the new CHASER album which is a masterpiece of melodic skate hardcore punk. I listened to this new album that comes out via Dying Scene Records and Effervescence Records and reviewed it for this webzine.
These Southern California punk scene veterans made a masterpiece, a monstrous record filled with highly melodic and energetic bombs! The album contains 11 songs one better from the other. Everything starts with short but flammable “The Uprising” which prepares us for the ride with it´s speed and catchy melody. “At What Cost” is a song that was fast, that was anthemic, but nothing could prepare me for “Nightmares”, for me the best song on the album, so catchy, so melodic, so beautiful. Singer Mike LeDonne sounds so awesome, he is now one of my favorite singers besides Tony Sly and Zoli Teglas. The backing vocal harmonies are also done with so much care and they sound just freakin great. The lyrics are political, but also personal and uplifting and they just make you go further and never give in. “The Show” is also an awesome song, made as a tribute to all of the punk gigs and festivals when you listened to your favorite bands under the starry sky with your brothers and sisters, your punk family! This record made me believe in such things as hope, unity and brotherhood again! “Bet it All” reminded me of No Use For A Name so much that it brought tears of joy to my eyes when I knew that Tony Sly´s legacy lives in all of us. “A Million Reasons” is an ode to never giving up with a lot of sing along parts just made for live singing with the band. Those were my highlights of the album but all of the songs are excellent! This album is a wonder, this album is one of the best melodic punk albums I have heard in years!