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Diamond Head - 2005 All Will Be Revealed



ARTIST: Diamond Head
ALBUM: All Will Be Revealed
LABEL: DH Music
SERIAL: DHLTOUR01
YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Nick Tart - vocals * Brian Tatler - guitars * Adrian Mills - guitars * Eddie Moohan - bass * Karl Wilcox - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Mine All Mine * 02 Give It To Me * 03 Nightmare * 04 Fallen Angel * 05 Alimony * 06 Lost At Sea * 07 Broken Pieces * 08 All Will Be Revealed * 09 Dead Or Living * 10 Drinking Again * 11 Come Alive * 12 Muddy Waters

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WEBLINKS: www.diamond-head.net


Background
Well then? What to make of a new Diamond Head album say what? And interestingly, what to make of this lot without Sean Harris doing the honours on vocals. Last year, Harris and guitarist Brian Tatler amicably parted company (which probably means they will reunite some time in the future). New vocalist Nick Tart came onboard. Nick had previously worked with Robin George, and his band projects Notorious and Life. His hard rocking voice takes us back to the halcyon days of a youthful Paul Rodgers and Glenn Hughes. Yes, a tall comparison indeed, but his talent can be heard on 'All Will Be Revealed'. The album, is not as glossy as previous efforts, the approach taken more 'retro-flavoured', but there is still enough Diamondhead identity to tell one and all who they are. As a consequence, the production probably isn't the best you've ever heard, sounding thin in places, particularly the back-end. Style wise, there is a bit of everything here. Small incursions into the modern rock scene (how about dabble), a delicately placed fish-hook into the murky waters of progressive rock, plus an ample sized bit of bait that dangles invitingly in seventies classic rock/HM territory.


The Songs
The opener 'Mine All Mine' is bristling with electric energy. Tart's vocals are slightly over-amped, and on the choruses he wails in the same tradition as Sean Harris, but with a slight Robert Plant inflection in his voice. A good introduction nonetheless. 'Give It To Me' is a classic rock infused beauty. Smoky, ballsy, groove laden, and straight out of the seventies. 'Nightmare' is faster paced, and is relentless in nature, while the heavy groove guitar of 'Fallen Angel' brings to mind some of those recent Swedish retro outfits such as Locomotive Breath and Lotus for instance. The tongue-in-cheek lyrical amusement of 'Alimony' remains resident in the seventies, with wah-wah guitar pedal effects reinforcing that opinion. 'Lost At Sea' though restrained on the verses has a dirty rhythm guitar riff that cuts this track up like salt and pepper. The anguish expressed on the moody 'Broken Pieces' would make it difficult to try and repair anything. Why would one bother, the despair all too evident upon listening. But I guess that is the lyrical intention of this song right? I was kinda hooked on 'Dead Or Living', which has some cool guitar riffs. Somewhere between Diamond Head of old, and early seventies era Aerosmith. The guitars really grate heavily on 'Drinking Again'. The carefree attitude reflecting the lyrics of the song to a tee. Meanwhile, 'Come Alive' sees a return to previous DH material. The stop-start nature of the guitars and swirling vocals bringing back reminders of Sean Harris' involvement with the band. Album closer 'Muddy Waters' further demonstrates their 'retro' attitude. The song a (pointless) excursion into late sixties/early seventies hard rock, bordering on psychedelia. Um, no thanks.


In Summary
Nice to see a hard rock legend still very much alive and well. 'All Will Be Revealed' will be of interest to those of you who like big seventies groove-laden guitar a la Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith or Swedish band Lotus. Of late, Diamond Head have been very busy, supporting Megadeth on their recent UK/Ireland jaunt, performing a couple of NWOBHM reunion shows, plus they make an appearance at Sweden Rock Festival 2005 in June. Thanks to those able folks over in the UK for managing to get me a copy of this new disc, available only from their gigs and website. Metallica fans, take note: start taking an interest in this band, as this is where your beloved band got their ideas from. And don't start telling me that 'Am I Evil' and 'Helpless' are the best songs Metallica have ever written. You would be showing me your ignorance big time otherwise!!


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