íDiamond Dealerí is the title of Steve Overlandís (Wildlife, FM, Shadowman, The Ladder) new
solo album and we are talking laid back melodic rock music here.
Well... let me start with me being positive; We get 12 tracks with a great production where every
instrument is clearly audible. Iím, especially impressed with the guitar work from Tor Talle and
Martin Kronlund. Yes, there is some very tasty guitar work to be found here on this release.
Catchy riffs, tasty solos... you name it.
On the downside we get too many similar songs in my humble opinion. Everything is well played
and well arranged but done in almost exact same tempo. The only variety is a few ballads and
ĎDiamond Dealerí needs several spins before it begins to grow and melodic rock shall hit you
right away, right? I donít feel like playing this CD over and over again.
Iím caught somewhere between heaven and hell so itís up to you to check this album out and
make up your own mind about it.