Review: Diamante- Volume 1 EP

With a full-length record on the horizon, Mexican-Italian-American rocker Diamante has unleashed her Volume 1 EP upon the world, offering fans a glimpse into the future of what’s to come and it’s an EP that could stand on its own without a full-length counterpart.

She starts off- interestingly- with a cover of Lower Than Atlantis’ “Had Enough,” which is a barn-burner straight out of the gate. It plows the way for even more dominance with what’s next.

“Bulletproof” may end up being the anthem of the summer and should find its way into the top of almost every radio station’s countdown. It’s such a beautifully-crafted rock epic that you’ll be addicted to it from the very first listen.

“Fight Like a Girl” is the theme song for any girl who needs to overcome any obstacle and paves the way for a transition in “Sleepwalking,” which isn’t a ballad by any means but offers a break from the heavier rock tracks before the record closes out with “War Cry,” which has a vague marching instrumental drum and baseline that only adds to the song and makes it the essential ending track.

In the end, Diamante proves with Volume 1 that she’s a force to be reckoned with and has given fair warning that she’s coming for the throne and aims to go right to the top. If this is any sign of what’s on the way- which it is- Coming In Hot should be in the running for Debut Album of the Year.

Rating: 9/10

-Reggie Edwards