Words Like Daggers release their debut album this Friday, Perfect Weather through Third String Records. Supporting bands such as The Color Morale and Chiodos in the past and taking inspiration from bands such as Paramore and Mayday Parade, it’s certainly a band who are out to make something memorable here.
The band from the moment it begins has a lot of punch and energy and that goes on from the start, really displaying those Mayday Parade influences on this record particularly on tracks such as Speak Easy where they certainly bring those big powerful melodies partnered with some strong writing that Words Like Daggers do well too.
Where this band deliver is high octane guitars and big drum runs that work on this record with so much confidence, tracks such as Dead Weight really bring the band’s rhythm section to the fore as they drive this track forward and take it the next level. When the band slow down the pace it works too, Nothing Left To Prove makes this clear, with a simple drum beat and slow burning riff in the introduction of the track that really works and helps begin to build the song.
The writing is strong, the band create some strong choruses and really create tracks that harmonise well, the vocals of Beau Quinton are really strong on this record and delivers throughout with a versatile vocal particularly on tracks such as Under The Gun. The band wear their influences on their album sleeve on this record as the band search for a sound of their own and in places this band really do begin to do that – it’s certainly a band to watch out for as they develop their style in the future. Highlights for me are Illusion, Speak Easy and title track Perfect Weather.