Daggermouth
Turf Wars


5.0
classic

Review

by Spec USER (44 Reviews)
October 29th, 2010 | 59 replies | 10,380 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's rare that an album can receive rotation in moods ranging from anger and sadness to happiness and contentment.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Daggermouth was a Canadian pop punk/Hardcore Punk band originating from Vancouver, British Columbia. They started around early 2004, quickly building a solid reputation by touring with bands such as Moneen and SNFU. They were signed to Smallman Records and in late-2005 released their debut album Stallone. They continued to tour and in March 2007, released their second album Turf Wars.

Lyrically, Turf Wars comes off as honest and not at all poetic. In a good way. The songs mainly deal with vocalist Nick Leadlay's personal struggles and problems. "Too Late, No Friends" talks about Nick getting kicked out of home, a concept that is nothing new to the music world but the way the band executes it certainly is. The band manages to make the less than happy lyrical content, come off as triumphant and hopeful. "I guess I learned that life isn't always that fair" is the build up to the chorus which is sure to be a recognizable part of any of the bands live shows. "You Do This As A Fad, We Do This As A Lifestyle" tells the story of the murder of a close friend. More sad lyrics that come off as hopeful. "In Friends We Trust," is the gang sung chorus of the song that manages to give the listener chills, which is a rare occurrence in most pop-punk songs.

The instrumental work is tight and each instrument seems to feed off the energy of the other. Turf Wars has a few very short songs (Short, as in clocking about forty seconds) yet they seem like much more than album filler as one would expect; in fact they're welcomed for the fast and to-the-point lyrics, yet still managing to be catchy. As for the rest of the record, it's pretty catchy too, with lots of backup vocals and fast, hard-hitting songs. The record in all honesty seems like the band matured a bit from their last, improving on all aspects and still remaining Daggermouth. The band manages to accomplish more on an album that clocks in just over half an hour than most bands do in a career.

In the end it just feels wrong to rate this album any less than a classic. The deeply personal lyrics have helped many D-Mouth fans overcome their biggest problems (Me included) yet even when life is great, the album still hits the spot. It's rare that an album can receive rotation in moods ranging from anger and sadness to happiness and contentment. Turf Wars is nothing less than a classic in the hardcore genre.



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Spec
October 29th 2010



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Just couldn't bare to rate this any less than a five.

adhoc
October 29th 2010



216 Comments


pretty solid review as usual spec

KimmsightMatters
October 29th 2010



6143 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album has some great lyrics.

cvlts
October 29th 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

nope.





pos.

accompliceofmydeath
October 29th 2010



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Whoa, 5? This is awesome, great review.

Spec
October 29th 2010



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Why would someone give this a one?

Spec
October 29th 2010



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Obviously. This shit is elite.

adhoc
October 31st 2010



216 Comments


is this good guys?

Drunk
October 31st 2010



229 Comments


Yes

Spec
November 6th 2010



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

There ain't no party like a Daggermouth party, cause a Daggermouth party don't stop.

accompliceofmydeath
November 7th 2010



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

correct

Spec
December 7th 2010



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This shit is legendary.

accompliceofmydeath
December 7th 2010



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

In friends we trust!

EyeForAnEye
December 14th 2010



1691 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This band needs to get the fuck back together.

Spluger
February 11th 2011



1119 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Such a great album. One of my favorites.

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Spluger
April 28th 2011



1119 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

And like you said about the short songs, Personally, Glendale P.D. Hates Daggermouth is easily one of my favorite tracks on the album. I love every song on this album. Fav Pop Punk band of all time.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 28th 2011



49801 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good stuff.

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Spec
September 27th 2011



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nostalgia time! Album is bringing back the memories, sure they aren't good ones but fuck it, album rules.

Spluger
September 28th 2011



1119 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Album rules HARD. This is easily my favorite pop punk record.

Spec
September 28th 2011



27062 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

JUST GIVE ME ONE LAST TRY, I'LL BE CLEAN THIS TIME



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