Diamond 6’s single Far From Home is a bruising endeavour in rock and roll genre bending, making for a song which is equal parts heavy, melodic, and experimental.
The track opens with a rumbling guitar riff, the descending chord progression adding a touch of menace straight off the cuff. Channeling the horror punk/goth rock greats, think if Glenn Danzig and Bauhaus joined forces and kidnapped the bassist from a blues troupe.
The chorus breaks new ground as sweet vocal harmonies create that arena rock swagger, only to veer into a cacophonous breakdown as bongo drums, heavy guitars & vocal distortion pave the way into a blistering solo. One last chorus rounds off with that dark descending riff, and you’re left to do little more than hit the repeat button.