Faithful Unto Death
Liljegren Records/Doolittle Group
Diamondog were formed in the late 90s, specifically in 1998, playing rock music with various punk, modern, rock & roll, alternative, garage & pop elements. This album was originally released in 2011 and was entitled “Kill Me”. Now, after the band’s new deal with Liljegren Records/Doolittle Group they are re-releasing it. The weird thing is that two songs from “Kill Me”, “Messed Up” & “Keep Me Safe”… are not featured in the new edition of the album but they were replaced with the 2 new songs, “Let The Fight Begin” & “Soak It In”. I can’t tell why they didn’t just add those new tracks as bonus tracks… so there would have been 13 songs in the album eventually.
Anyway, Diamondog are not reinventing the wheel… they are a good & full of power band that mixes various music styles and seems to have a nice time. There are songs that will remind you of The Hellacopters, Motorhead, The Foo Fighters… and other bands as well… but I think it’s all messed up here a little bit. There’s a huge lack of originality and personality… nothing is consistent… from hard rock, to punk, to rock & roll… and so on… it’s like a “Best of” album from various artists that was recorded by Diamondog. Lastly, the production is very good, it was produced by the band itself & Fredrik Wallumrød (El Caco), and reminds of those new alternative bands that have lots of “airplay” in our time.