Dream State

Dream State
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2020

Genre

Hardcore

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

This quartet from South Wales first surfaced in 2015 when their EP ‘Consequences’ made a big splash. Although they were still trying to find their own sound the potential was obvious. Their second EP ‘Recovery’ (2018) tells the story of singer CJ’s road to recovery and the personal nature of the lyrics draws the listener in. The sophomore EP also signalled a major leap forward in musical terms thanks to a compelling post-hardcore/punk rock vibe. The level of musicianship is impeccable and frontwoman CJ’s cleans and screams are both equally convincing. The release of their maiden full CD ‘Prime Rose Path’ in mid-October is yet another landmark in their existence, with tracks that sound like a cross between the harder Linkin Park offerings and some of the softer Slipknot tracks. (#GMM20)