Daggerplay might be the purest punk rock and roll band emerging on the market today. Born out of Helsinki, Finland, Daggerplay’s sound is clearly reminiscent of the powerful alternative stylings of the 1970s and 1980s. But behind all of that intensity is a distinctive reinterpretation of this iconic style.
When anyone listens to Daggerplay’s discography, it becomes clear that they have learned from the best and have come up with something altogether unique. Armed to the teeth with a combination of dark humor, strong vocals, and deftly-handed instrumentation, Daggerplay is a force to be reckoned with. Their latest release, “Eastbound Subway Train,” demonstrates their mastery over their sound and style.
“Eastbound Subway Train” is a gritty tune that will ring true for many a listener. Indeed, the song is inspired by the real-life struggles of living in a big city and never quite finding a way through it. It is an unflinching look at the difficulties – economic, physical, and emotional – that come with existing in the modern era.
The power behind this song will likely make it a staple of mosh pits in a post-Covid world. It hits every note brilliantly, knowing exactly when to pull back and when to ramp up the energy. Yet, despite all of its cynicism, “Eastbound Subway Train” possesses a strange sense of hopefulness. The song reminds the listener that they can still find their place in the world.
It would be easy to assume that the most alternative of the underground scene has truly disappeared for good. Daggerplay proves them wrong. “Eastbound Subway Train” is evidence that that punk rock and roll is alive and well, and that its future looks bright. “Eastbound Subway Train,” by Daggerplay, is currently available to listen to and stream.
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