Preview: Diamond Plate’s “Pulse”

Contributed by Tristan Spears Image Diamond Plate hails from Chicago and are on their way to becoming thrash giants. In 2004, these kids came straight out of high school to thrash our brains. Diamond Plate’s new album PULSE just might be the breath fresh thrashing air I have been looking for.

I love the subtle background harmonies on the first track “Walking Backwards” combined with its old school Metallica style chugging that we all miss. The solo work and the big chorus on “Dance with Reality” make for a killer track.

If you could mix Pink Floyd and Thrash… Wait I think someone just did! “Still Dreaming” is an amazing mix of Clean and Dirty Thrash. “Face to Face” is reminiscent of a perfect crossover song with some Suicidal funky bass lines for good measure.

I can’t give it all away, but believe me when I say PULSE is a new step for new school thrash. We can officially take off the “new school”. Pulse is an amazing, well rounded record. This album is what we’ve been missing. Diamond Plate will soon lead the charge!

10 THRASH BANDS you need to know..
1. Elm Street (AUS)
2. Fog of War (CA)
3. Diamond Plate (IL)
4. Aggravator (TX)
5. Cruel Force (GER)
6. Nocturnal (GER)
7. Acid Reign (UK)
8. Hellcannon (NY)
9. Destroyer 666 (AUS)
10. Steel Bearing Hand (TX)



Tristan Spears was born into a religious family and found his escape in metal at young age. At 15 he hit the open road and traveled all over the U.S. and Canada bangin as many chicks as possible to the best metal every written. Six years ago he arrived in Austin, TX and made it his home. In 2010 he started Motorbreath Entertainment as way to help his friends bands get good shows. It took off quickly and he has booked such acts as Destruction, Exhorder, WARBEAST, Heathen, 3 inches of blood, and many, many more.


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