The Addiction Dream is a synth-based rock trio emerging out of Portland Oregon.
While their musical influences span a broad spectrum, The Addiction Dream has a very identifiable sound, dominated by layers of haunted vocals driven by a barebones heavy-groove approach. Skillful orchestrations and eclectic melodies create a timeless soundscape. Essence, the band’s self-released debut album is starkly euphoric, taking the listener on a powerfully dynamic and dramatic journey. Woven into their authentic sonic fusion, you will find elements of Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and subtle traces of modern classical music. While incorporating these influences, The Addiction Dream is branding Portland with it’s very own signature sound.
“As soulful as it is ethereal, the debut album from The Addiction Dream is like a consciousness expanding drug for your head, heart, and feet.” - George Lewis III – KOUG Radio
“If you’ve the slightest penchant for ambient, dynamic, heavily-grooved, modern progressive rock dominated by impassioned, haunting vocals which showcases superb song-writing craftsmanship then Essence is both an Addiction and a musical Dream come true.” - Andy Read – DPRP
“Essence” is an album that I believe will thrill many fans of crossover prog and indie rock. An authentic and intimate sound which eclipses most of those popular, mechanical sounding bands that put me to sleep. I’m impressed.” – Finnforest – Progarchives
“It may be subtle, it may seem quiet, but if you rate your music by how it can influence how you feel- listen. It is a powerful album.” - Ken Smith – Progarchives
“Essence has a particular dreamy and melancholy vibe. There’s an uncanny and ominous bit hanging around, like an old storage room that only gets opened for a peek in because you just feel slightly uncomfortable venturing in. It’s somber, in a good way and it is catchy without being stupid. I think we’ll be seeing good things from these guys in the future. Best of luck to them.” - Matt Digiordano – Progulator.com
“As hard as it is today, this album stands at a very high artistic level and in terms of inspiration; it perfectly marries sparseness and expressive pluralism, offering careful, mature, melodic and a highly atmospheric effect that unfolds slowly and enjoyably. Open your ears and your minds to The Addiction Dream! ” – DeKay – Rocking.gr