"‘Black Dream’ fits in nicely with anyone’s collection, the melodies and instrumentation sometimes remind you of the feel of 60′s pop. This is not a retro group, however, by any means. A modern rock foundation with pop sensibilities. The instrumentation is intriguing. It pulls you in and keeps you listening. There is a cohesive sound, yet the sound is not redundant. This is an album I can listen to from start to finish without skipping a track. My only complaint is that it ended too soon…”
"A young indie-rock band who take classic rock stylings and bring them into The New Millennium-that’s Dangermaker. Lots of energy, cool, dark, angular melodies is their forte, and they’re doing it very well right now!”
"This is a real rock and roll album. Like in the movies.”
"Something about this band, especially the vocals, reminds me of INXS. Slick yet kinda dark, '80s pop rock with some keyboards, but enough slithering guitar to keep it rock... this five-song EP captures the attention and holds it. Oh, and the INXS namedrop is a positive thing, seeing as they wrote a couple handfuls of songs we all know, and are still played on the radio, and we don't groan when they come on."
"With any good music, the immediacy of the vibe and groove of the song is of the utmost importance in connecting with any listener. Lengthy introductions, endless instrumental passages, and pretentious noodling are surefire ways to alienate the average listener from your music. Dangermaker, one of the freshest new bands on the Bay Area scene, is the antithesis of the aforementioned statement above... one can’t help but want to go to his nearest bar, kick back a double shot of Jack, and shoot pool till last call. If their recent success is any indication of what’s to come, these guys are going places fast."
"Swaggering along, Dangermaker sound like they’re they type of guys to be smoking stogies and slamming whiskey while on stage, taking breaks between songs to wink at the pretty ladies and revel in how cool they are. A review at CNET said that Dangermaker sounded like a mix of Mick Jagger and David Bowie... and I couldn’t really come up with a better comparison than that. Add some modern indie rock sensibilities to the catalog of those two artists and you have a very clear picture of how this EP comes across."
"An amalgam of indie-pop and 70s blues-rock, (Dangermaker) songs have something of Cheap Trick to them, with a little Harvey Danger or Modest Mouse thrown in. 'Need' could be decades-old radio fare... the guitars have some nice wah to them, and the singer can belt out a tune. The chorus of 'I need something / but I don’t know what it is' has Billboard charts stamped on it. The 3 minutes of 'Delirious' crawl around in an attempt at darkness, it’s actually a little creepy compared to the other cuts... This 5-song EP is not for everyone."
"San Francisco’s Dangermaker play slick, haunting guitar rock that goes perfectly with a shot of whiskey and an absence of light. Don’t bother listening to this band first thing in the morning as you enjoy a bran muffin with your skim latte. This is not a breakfast band. Instead, you should throw on their EP at the tail end of a three-day bender when you’ve jacked up the stereo and you’re just looking to make one last pass at the girl sitting by herself at the end of the bar. I can’t say for certain, but I’m pretty sure Dangermaker are creatures of the night - which works for me because I am definitely not a morning person."
"I'd rate Dangermaker as one of my top 5 favorite indie bands in the Bay Area. The magic behind Dangermaker's music is the accessibility in the sound, the listener 'gets' the melody with the first listen... much better than anything the majority of unsigned bands can produce on their own. If these guys don't make it big, or if at least the local radios don't start playing them, then this is one fat, unfair, life we all live in."
"A cross of Mick Jagger and David Bowie might make one scary looking dude, but his voice would sure intrigue. This S.F. act does a dead-on imitation of that unholy mash-up, then supports "him" with juicy sleaze-rock guitars, a la another wildly skilled wildman: Keith Richards."