AUG13th,2011
DIAMOND PLATE:
GENERATION WHY
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Review by: Yoofoh

 

Seems all the CD’s we are reviewing lately have some form of thrash in them, making them popular with the crowds. What made DIAMOND PLATE able to succeed , they came on scene at the time thrash was making a successful comeback.

Playing along side such bands as Behemoth, Gojira, Exodus, DRI, Overkill, Anthrax and Destruction among others, helps a whole lot too. 2008 UK Terrorizer named them “5th Best Unsigned Band”. Under their belt , playing mainstage on Thrasho De Mayo Festival, and playing Powerfest with Devildriver. Not too shabby.

Intro was a bit interesting, with the sounds of what sounds like a newscast then breaking into some melodic music. The rest of the album is well done musically, fast drum blasts, guitar that is melodic and old thrash style, bass in the back that pulls it together. I know this band is young, so maybe the vocals will deepen, but for me, they sounded more like they couldn’t make up their mind if they wanted to talk it through or sing, but the tone of voice should have been just a little deeper, that’s why I am saying they are young, maybe as Jon gets older his voice will drop down.

It was a really good album, I enjoyed it, just thought the vocals should have been deeper to complete it a little better, but there is a lot of potential here. I am still giving them credit though for putting such a cd together, its well done. And then again, maybe I have just been listening to so many thrash, that I am being overly critical. So how about you go and get the CD “Generation Why” , if you like the thrash/metal sound, and you decide. Hats off to DIAMOND PLATE for giving it their all.