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Rox Diamond - 1992 Rox Diamond



ARTIST: Rox Diamond
ALBUM: Rox Diamond
LABEL: Active Records
SERIAL: CD ATV 25
YEAR: 1992
CD REISSUE: 2003, Z Records, ZR1997093

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Paul Daniels - vocals, keyboards * Kevin Bach - guitars * Ricky Falco - bass * Dwain Miller - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Heart Of Mine * 02 Nothing I Won't Do * 03 Familiar Strangers * 04 Never Too Late * 05 Forever Yours * 06 Get The Lead Out (Of My Heart) * 07 You're Not The Only One * 08 Lovin' You * 09 One Way Street * 10 Face To Face * 11 You'll Get What's Coming

WEBLINKS: www.roxdiamond.com


Background
There's a lot to like about this L.A based outfit. Heavy as horses, but with a glossy sheen not unlike the bands Lion or Leatherwolf. Primarily a vehicle for keyboardist Paul Daniels, this band started life off known as Casanova, but as there was already another well known band by the same name out of Germany, a name change to Rox Diamond was in order. Enlisting the talented Kevin Bach, a guitar slinger in the mould of Doug Aldrich and George Lynch, then adding ex Keel drummer Dwain Miller, the guys landed a deal with Music For Nations offshoot label Active.


The Songs
Now, it doesn't take long to realise just who is the major influence for Paul throughout this album. Being a singer and keyboardist himself, Steve Walsh (Kansas, Streets) readily springs to mind. But in his own right, Paul is a very talented individual. Some of these songs are so good, you'll remember them for good long while. Opening up with the sonic blast of 'Heart Of Mine', then onto the very Dream Theater-ish 'Familiar Strangers', rolling into the sublime ballad 'Never Too Late', you get the impression that within the space of a few songs, we have a superb band, and a superb album. And for a good majority, you'd be right. 'One Way Street' is as moody as 'You'll Get What's Coming' is rabid. The latter could very well be Dokken's 'Turn On The Action' Part 2. 'Get The Lead Out (Of My Heart)' revisits our friends from Huntingdon Beach, the aforementioned Leatherwolf. For the most part the songs are heavy, melodic, and very much upfront in the mix. Bach's solo's get a special mention too, very clean, nice tone, and tasteful (as only a guitarist will know!).


In Summary
For me personally, there are very few weak points on this platter, and it was released at a time when grunge was just taking off, so Rox Diamond didn't really get the plaudits they deserved. Look for it in the bins, or on Ebay.


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#1 | swingkingandy on December 07 2017 13:34:30
great little album which I bought when it first came out but was put off by bad production. found the remastered version recently as a dl. assuming it's the z records copy it sounds 100% better and if I must, credit them with a good job done.
#2 | melodiapositiva on December 11 2017 18:14:49
I canīt see anything really special on this album,just an ok album. And iīve tried to like it but all i see is an average singer ,average musicians,average songs and all very generic hair melodic metal ...helpless
#3 | gdazegod on December 11 2017 18:42:23
You need your ears cleaned Jose. Heresy I say. This is more akin AOR than melodic metal. I doubt average musicians could play anything close to this.
#4 | melodiapositiva on December 12 2017 17:40:51
ok George , iīll clean them Grin

For me this is very heavy to be an aor band,i hear traces of bands like XYZ or the ones you mentioned,Leatherwolf or Lion ,maybe hard rock with some aorish moments?well it doesnīt matter... i think they are a step behind those bands .At least thatīs what i think ....
#5 | gdazegod on December 12 2017 19:02:49
All good Jose.. I was just kidding with ya. I will be very interested to hear what they sound like in 2018, when their new album is released.
 
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