DIAMOND HEAD
NWoBHM • United Kingdom

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Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. They were one of the leading members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and are acknowledged by later bands like Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

Formed by school friends Tatler and Harris, the band recorded and released self-financed demo tapes in 1977 and 1979 and with their unique sound and quality of song writing gained enough attention to tour as support with AC/DC and Iron Maiden. A clutch of record companies fought to sign the band, while their first album, variously known as " The White Album" or Lightning to the Nations, was released by the band via mail-order only in 1980 by their own Happy Face Records. Each plain label LP featured the signature of one or other of the band members and has become on of the most
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.. Album Cover 4.37 | 15 ratings
Lightning to the Nations
NWoBHM 1980
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Borrowed Time
NWoBHM 1982
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Canterbury
NWoBHM 1983
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Sweet & Innocent
NWoBHM 1988
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Death & Progress
NWoBHM 1993
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
All Will Be Revealed
NWoBHM 2005
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What's in Your Head?
NWoBHM 2007

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Diamond Lights
NWoBHM 1981
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Four Cuts
NWoBHM 1982
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
To Heaven From Hell
NWoBHM 1997

DIAMOND HEAD live albums

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The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live at Reading
NWoBHM 1992
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Evil Live
NWoBHM 1993
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Live in the Heat of the Night
NWoBHM 2000
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It's Electric
NWoBHM 2006

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.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Am I Evil
NWoBHM 1987
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Singles
NWoBHM 1992
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Best of Diamond Head
NWoBHM 1999
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Diamond Nights
NWoBHM 2000
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Am I Evil?: The Diamond Head Anthology
NWoBHM 2004

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4.00 | 1 ratings
To the Devil His Due
NWoBHM 2006

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DIAMOND HEAD Lightning to the Nations

Album · 1980 · NWoBHM
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Originally released simply titled DIAMOND HEAD in 1980 it has since been renamed after the first track LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS. This band was another one of those influential NWOBHM bands that despite being in the top ranks didn't quite see their just dessert until Metallica covered some of the best tracks such as “Am I Evil” on their debut album. For whatever reason they couldn't find a record contract and had to resort to starting their own record label. This album was their debut and for financial reasons only released 1000 copies. Once the band became recognized as the influential entitiy it was it created a huge interest for collectors wanting to get a copy of one of the original releases.

What we get here musically is some standard NWOBHM with the obvious influences ranging from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Judas Priest. I personally think this album is often overrated in the influence department. Very good it is, but by the time this hit the market Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Saxon and even Def Leppard were in the same league and I actually prefer their early albums to this one. This is one of those influential albums that I actually prefer less than the bands that would be influenced by them such as Metallica or Megadeth, however I don't want to deprive this band of the dues owed them simply because the album doesn't satisfy me on some profound level. The songs here are well written and well performed and if you get the remastered CD you will also be treated to seven tracks from their earlier EP s that seem more influential to me because of the much earlier date in which they were recorded and released. Definitely a worthy addition to any metal collection.

DIAMOND HEAD Lightning to the Nations

Album · 1980 · NWoBHM
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The debut album from Diamond Head is a set of seven NWOBHM classics which the record companies of the era were utter fools to reject. Sean Harris has a knack for delivering vocals are smoother and a little more soulful than folk often expect of NWOBHM material, which helps on songs like Sucking My Love, but on material like Am I Evil? he is more than capable of stepping up the grit. The diverse range of styles offered on the album becomes a weakness at some points - not all of the band's stylistic experiments are 100% successful and the album gets a little bogged down after Am I Evil? - but it's still worth a spin if you're into NWOBHM.

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