On Disc: Daggermouth

Album: Turf Wars

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Turf Wars by Daggermouth

Turf Wars
Smallman Records

3 starsWith 11 songs clocking in at under 25 minutes, Vancouver’s Daggermouth returns with its sophomore release, Turf Wars.

Staying true to its punk roots, Daggermouth’s songs whiz in through the listener’s ear and out the other without the listener realizing the track is over.

This is not a bad thing as the album gives the listener exactly what they want without unnecessary filler

As for the tone of the album, Daggermouth is very tight for a low profile punk band and the album is undeniably catchy. Its sound is a commercial version of Comeback Kid, and at times comes close to New Found Glory, yet it manages to retain its hardcore roots.

The third track, “Glendale P.D. Hates Daggermouth” features a very Moneen-esque pop breakdown. Other track highlights include “Hawt Lixx” with its slick tempo changes as well as the radio-friendly “Frisky Business,” which makes you want to dance, mosh and sing along all at once.

All things considered, this solid pop-punk album is worth picking up.

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