I will always be a fan of the demo tape. Bad recording, poorly printed j cards, and typewriter style fonts are totally fine by me. No Illusions appear to be from the Massachusetts/Boston area. Their style is not one that isn’t already currently being done by bands who I’m sure are their regional peers. Deep Sleep and Social Circkle quickly come to mind. Throwback comparisons bring to mind Dag Nasty’s melodic goodness alongside Negative FX’s punch to the throat toughness. All in all, I think No Illusions are a damn fine good band who would benefit greatly from a vinyl release and maybe some touring. However, after a bit of research via the interweb, it has become apparent that these folks have cashed in their chips and left the table. Fans of No Way/Grave Mistake bands, this was your new favorite band.
–Juan Espinosa (Self released, myspace.com/noillusions2008)