Diamond (Stick to Your Guns album)

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Diamond
Studio album by Stick to Your Guns
Released March 27, 2012
Genre Melodic hardcore, hardcore punk, metalcore
Length 34:32
41:30 (Limited Edition)
43:09 (Decade Edition)
Label Sumerian Records
Stick to Your Guns chronology
The Hope Division
(2010)
Diamond
(2012)
Disobedient
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (81%) link
Under The Gun Review 9.5/10 [1]
The New Review 3/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Lexington Music Press 10/10 stars link

Diamond is the fourth album by American melodic hardcore band Stick to Your Guns.

Background[edit]

The album was announced accompanying the release of a new song supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, "Bringing You Down (A New World Overthrow)", which was re-recorded for the album. On February 10, 2012 they released a video on YouTube announcing that their new album would be titled Diamond and would be released on March 27, 2012.[2] On February 20, a new song named "Against Them All" was released on iTunes and through the Sumerian Records YouTube account.[3] The video for "We Still Believe" premiered on March 21 and is the official lead single from Diamond.[4] A video for an acoustic live version of the song was also released the same day.[5]

A limited vinyl edition of the album, labeled as Decade Edition, was released in 2014 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band. This edition, including 3 bonus tracks, was only available at the band's merch table on the "Fuck the Message" Tour and was limited to 1,000 copies.[6] This edition was later available for digital download.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Diamond"   2:24
2. "Against Them All"   3:17
3. "Such Pain"   2:37
4. "The Bond"   2:36
5. "We Still Believe"   3:33
6. "Ring Loud (Last Hope)"   2:59
7. "Empty Heads"   2:55
8. "Beyond the Sun"   4:16
9. "Life in a Box"   1:28
10. "Bringing You Down" (ft. Karl Schwartz from First Blood) 3:52
11. "D(I Am)ond"   1:45
12. "Built Upon the Sand"   2:44
Total length:
34:32
Limited Edition
No. Title Length
13. "Just Like Me"   3:04
14. "We Still Believe" (Acoustic) 3:55
Total length:
41:30
Decade Edition
No. Title Length
15. "I Resist"   1:39
Total length:
43:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Jesse Barnett – lead vocals, acoustic guitar on "We Still Believe" (acoustic version)
  • Josh James – guitars, backing vocals, vocals on "Empty Heads"
  • Chris Rawson – guitars, backing vocals, vocals on "Empty Heads"
  • Andrew Rose – bass, backing vocals
  • George Schmitz – drums, percussion
  • Nick Diamond - Design

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Karl Schwartz from First Blood – guest vocals on "Bringing You Down"

References[edit]