Sound — 7
Your Words Are Lies present an EP of varied styles and in places is hard to pin down into any particular subgenre of rock, so for the sake of ease, we'll call this EP a rock EP. The title track offers a flurry of rhythms, distorted guitars and wets the listeners appetite. Though this remains somewhat constant throughout the EP. Fundamentally, the songs are nothing technical. Yet they sound accomplished and well worked on. There are a lot of minor details which overall do add to the tracks, and each song relies on melodic themes throughout. Overall it seems creative to an extent, but shows a lot of promise.
Lyrics — 7
Your Words Are Lies have two different singers, both of whom are of a good quality. They possess strong voices, but aren't quite perfect yet, but that is no fault. It's refreshing to hear contrasting voices, and clean vocals over what could be deemed quite heavy instrumentation. The lyrics unfortunately fall short in being somewhat cliched, in a way matching the name of the band. There is a consitent theme of heartbreak throughout each track which, over an album, may become somewhat tired.
Overall Impression — 6
Disguises stands out as a highlight, especially the chorus where there is an accumulation of all the highlights of the EP, from the two vocalists, to catchy lead fills and a consistent and tight drum and bass section. This one could be a single, and a successful one for the band at a later date. The EP is on the verge being really good, but unfortunately it doesn't stand out enough. There is a lot of room for improvement but as a debut EP, it's not so bad. Your Words Are Lies deliver an EP which says, 'watch out for us in the future'.