Black Diamonds (EP)

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Black Diamonds
EP by Issues
Released November 13, 2012
Recorded August–September 2012; Interlace Audio Studios, Portland, OR.
Length 22:32
Producer Kris Crummett
Issues chronology
Black Diamonds
Singles from Black Diamonds
  1. "King of Amarillo"
    Released: October 1, 2012
  2. "Princeton Ave"
    Released: October 31, 2012
  3. "The Worst of Them"
    Released: December 17, 2012
  4. "Love, Sex, Riot"
    Released: March 2, 2013

Black Diamonds is the debut EP by American metalcore band Issues released on November 13, 2012.[1]


The majority of the band's members originated from ex-members of Woe, Is Me, being Tyler Carter, Michael Bohn, Cory Ferris and Ben Ferris. After they left their previous band, they recorded and released this debut EP. Later in 2014, Josh Manuel replaced Case Snedecor on drums, moving on to record the full titled Issues album. The lead single, titled "King of Amarillo," was released on October 2, 2012, along with a lyric video.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 69%[3]

AbsolutePunk stated that the sound of the album was very similar to Woe, Is Me's album Number[s], although it had a 'twist', praising Tyler Carter's vocal ability, although called the rapping in the songs 'sour'.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Black Diamonds"   1:57
2. "King of Amarillo"   3:29
3. "The Worst of Them"   3:36
4. "Princeton Ave"   3:48
5. "Love, Sex, Riot" (featuring Chris Fronzak) 3:18
6. "Her Monologue"   3:25
7. "Embrace Your Issues (hidden track)" (featuring Snow Tha Product) 2:59
Total length:


Session musicians
  • Produced by Kris Crummett at Interlace Studios in Portland, Oregon


  1. ^ "Alternative Press | News | Issues announce debut EP, "Black Diamonds"". 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Issues release "King Of Amarillo" lyric video". AltPress. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Romero, Hansel. "Issues - Black Diamonds EP". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

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