(1993) Death And Progress

Diamond Head

... read moreDespite showing great promise with their awesome debut Lightning to the Nations, New Wave of British Heavy Metal stars Diamond Head apparently "lost the plot", as they say in England, changing direction and churning out a couple of mediocre albums before fading into apparent obscurity. Luckily...

39′:39″ 10 Songs

1
Starcrossed (Lovers Of The Night)
Diamond Head
4:28
2
Truckin'
Diamond Head
3:05
3
Calling Your Name (The Light)
Diamond Head
4:06
4
I Can't Help Myself
Diamond Head
3:37
5
Paradise
Diamond Head
3:37
6
Dust
Diamond Head
4:18
7
Run
Diamond Head
4:43
8
Wild On The Streets
Diamond Head
3:46
9
Damnation Street
Diamond Head
3:18
10
Home
Diamond Head
4:41
Released 15 June 1993, ℗ Dissonance Productions

Review

Despite showing great promise with their awesome debut Lightning to the Nations, New Wave of British Heavy Metal stars Diamond Head apparently "lost the plot", as they say in England, changing direction and churning out a couple of mediocre albums before fading into apparent obscurity. Luckily, their sound influenced many bands and their legend kept increasing after the band had broken up, eventually promting them into a reunion. 1993's Death & Progress seems to fulfill what Diamond Head failed to achieve ten years earlier: Combine their heavy metal roots and aggression with a more concise, if slightly commercial style of songwriting, resulting in what can be loosely defined as a melodic hard rock album. Nowhere is this new-found balance more apparent and effective than in "Starcrossed (Lovers of the Night)," which opens with a gorgeous melody before climaxing in a virtual thrash-out. Other stand-outs include "Damnation Street" and "Truckin'," while "Run" is simply a phenomenal hard rock single and serves as a great conclusion (?) to an interesting career. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia