California rockers, Diamond Lane released their second longplayer, World Without Heroes in May. The band’s latest effort is a pretty cool blend of modern rock, and 80’s hair metal.
“All Rebels Welcome” starts World Without Heroes off right with a hard rockin’ number that does a good job getting the party started. The fun continues with the cleverly titled “I Know Who You Did Last Summer”. This catchy rocker has become a staple of my summer time, hard rock playlist. “City of Sin” has more of a modern rock feel to it, but it is a very catchy song, and is another tune worth checking out.
If you aren’t sold on Diamond Lane after hearing the song “Sundress City”, there is no hope for you. This is an upbeat rocker that demands to be played at maximum volume.
Brandon Baumann’s vocals have just enough rasp to make the songs on World Without Heroes interesting. When Jarret Reis cuts loose on the guitar, he takes the music on this CD to a whole new level. There are some moments on World Without Heroes that offers me an 80’s flashback that brings old Warrant tunes to mind, but there is enough of a modern take on many of the songs that keeps Diamond Lane from sounding like another retread hair metal act.
World Without Heroes has been a pleasant surprise in 2011. This fun rockin’ CD ought to open up many doors for Diamond Lane, and is definitely a disc you should check out.
To hear songs from World Without Heores, and for more information on Diamond Lane, check out the band’s website: http://www.diamondlanerocks.com/
You can pick up World Without Heroes at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
01. All Rebels Welcome
02. I Know Who You Did Last Summer
03. City Of Sin
04. Sundress City
05. All The Pretty Things
06. Needle Down
07. Time Bomb
08. Heaven’s Falling
09. Never Going Home
Diamond Lane is:
Brandon Baumann – vocals
Jarret Reis – guitar
Ray Zhang – bass
Jonah Nimoy – drums