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DIAMOND LANE TERRORIZER REVIEW 2014

DIAMOND LANE - TERRORIZER

SELF-RELEASED

MAY 10 2014

 

 

With an impressive couple of albums to their name and an even more impressive EP in last year’s ‘Sapphire’ Diamond Lane is that breath of fresh air you need every once in a while to prove that you can sound modern and give a nod at the sounds of eighties Rock and Metal at the same time.

 

Opening track ‘The Enemy’ and the storming ‘Cheating Death’ both stand out initially and give a huge hint that this band has a good thing going, indeed with the modern slant and just enough melody to pull a radio audience it’s hard to see this band not quickly becoming a name you’ll hear a lot more of after the release, especially as they seem to be onto a good thing with FOX Sports airplay over in their native US.

 

Elsewhere its tracks like ‘Life to Lose’ and excellent closer ‘Drift’ that reaffirm the commercial potential of a band that eschews the flavour of the month Metalcore mayhem and gets back to basics – great songs that are heavy enough to please the Metalheads, melodic enough to attract those with a broader palate and catchy enough to bother the radio. I’ll bet they play a helluva live show too and if you’re in LA on May 10th then get down to The Troubadour in West Hollywood for the album launch. I’m sure the beer will flow.

 

Diamond Lane is:
Brandon Baumann - Vocals
Jarret Reis - Guitars
Ray Zhang - Bass
Frankie Lindia - Guitars
Dave Vandigitty - Drums

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

DIAMOND LANE TERRORIZER REVIEW 2014