Diemonds – Never Wanna Die 4/5

Top tracks:


Hell Is Full

Never Wanna Die



At 37 minutes Diemond’s second studio album clocks in on the short side but sometimes the best things come in small packages.

What a set of pipes frontwoman Priya Panda has. She grabs the melody of all 10-tracks by the short and curlies, sings the shit out of them and refuses to let go.

It is an album built on the foundation stones of classic 80’s style hard rock with bluesy solo’s draped over double bass kicks and Stanley blade sharp lyrics belted out by a punchy vocalist.

Panda is a singer we will be, or at least should be, hearing a lot more about. Turning her tonsils onto song subjects as diverse as a Walking Dead style zombie apocalypse in ‘Hell is Full’ to a confessional tale of kidnapping in ‘Secret’ and the rallying call to fellow misfits with album closer ‘Save Your Life,’ Diemond’s pack a lot of punch into their 37-minutes.

Rising from the musical scene in Toronto like a sleazy tornado of ripped jeans, sneering looks and hard-hitting anthems – Diemonds are a band who should be coming to a stereo near you.