By Nicole Kobie
Music (and other trends) from the ’70s and ’80s have an annoying tendency to reappear. Some music is embraced as retro, but most like heavy metal originators Diamond Head, should just stay dead.
Loud and proud of it, Diamond Head abuse their guitars with repetitive chords and whiny, nonstop vocals. They wish they were Led Zepplin, or even Metallica, but from the first song’s assault on the ears it’s evident they aren’t. Think of early Van Halen or Def Leppard, but noisier.
In their opening track, a screechy guitar anthem, Diamond Head yell "We won’t be back." Hopefully, they will stick to that promise.