Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shiny Death

In my never ending search for dirtier rock n roll, my wanderings took me through the east end of Toronto and a walk through the 80s. Somewhere between a haze of jager, long hair and ridiculous, you'll find the Diemonds.

Drawing on equal parts Motley Crue, G'nR, and Scorpions, Diemonds create enough dirty, fuzzed out insanity to last at least 4 or 5 bands.  For a band I'd barely heard of before this week, they boast an impressive resume.  Their 2008 release, In the Rough, received massive critical acclaim, including being named as one of Classic Rock Magazine's best albums of 2009 (ok, they were a touch slow).  They've played CMW, NXNE, Halifax Pop Explosion, and even been one of the few North American rock bands to tour India.  Rumors are churning that they're set to release their second full length this summer.

The sound of this band speaks for its self.  While drawing heavily on 80s glam and hair bands, Diemonds are still unquestionably innovators.  They pull no punches about what they're doing, and I for one can't wait to see this hurricane live on stage.

Note: You can find them at this year's NXNE, playing Parts & Labour on June 18.

-Here's a little piece of my mind, it gets better with time