Doll Skin is an all-female pop-punk band from Phoenix, Arizona, who've made quite a splash these past couple of years. Initially discovered by Dave Ellefson (yes, THAT Dave Ellefson, of goddamn MEGADETH of all bands), his guidance after having Doll Skin on his own record label, EMP Records, has stuck with them ever since, and they're bringing their A-game on their new album, Love Is Dead And We Killed Her, their major-label debut on Hopeless Records, sharing venues with bands like New Found Glory, Neck Deep, and Sum 41. With this new album comes the ferocious first single, Mark My Words, who, in their own words, was written about getting revenge on an abusive ex-lover.
Drums is the for-sure highlight on this song, played by drummer and co-lead vocalist Meghan Herring. The fills on this track bump up the rating to a 4 dot, along with relentless kick drums in the choruses murdering any right feet willing to tackle this track.
Guitar, played by Alex Snowden, while certainly not unique, still gives a decent challenge. The intro consists of a repeating G R Y B riff that you'll have to strum throughout, and afterwards is just your average chord driven chart, but don't be fooled, there's some descending chords that'll trip up a clueless guitarist.
Bass, played by Nicole Rich, is in the same boat as guitar, even following it at some points. Nothing too fancy, but do keep a lookout for tricky parts such as a Y O Y O riff.
Finally, vocals. You'd almost think it's Hayley Williams, or even Lzzy Hale singing at certain points, but nope, that's lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Sydney Dolezal belting out her powerful voice. Fast phrases and high note belts galore make this track not only a challenge to sing, but a fun one at that.