DIAMOND LANE — Terrorizer (review)

DIAMOND LANE — Terrorizer album cover Album · 2014 · Glam Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Stephen
The front cover almost suggests that the band plays a pure thrash metal style, but actually DIAMOND LANE stands between hard rock and heavy metal. This second album brings the heaviness one step higher, almost thrashy in some part, especially the drums section. The classic American sound is there but DIAMOND LANE adapted with the necessary modern touch here and there. The very first track, 'The Enemy', is a perfect opener, packed with a thunderous riffs and a tense chorus. 'Favorite Kind of Victim' is okay but pale if compared to the likes of 'Cheating Death' or 'New Model'.

'Life To Lose' and 'Kiss The Ring' are another great tracks on the second half, but honestly I have a little trouble in enjoying the slow paced 'Hopeless Romantic'. Usually, a good ballad makes a nice interlude but in this case, I personally think DIAMOND LANE should just focus on the heavier tracks.

The production is big and bold and musicianship is top notch. The debut won slightly if viewed through songwriting consistency perspective, but these two albums proved that DIAMOND LANE is a strong contender to the major league and I truly hope they gained more followers soon with 'Terrorizer'. A great kickin' ass album for fans of hard rock and heavy metal!
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