Young blood from St. Etienne, France following the hair metal revival path. The band actually sounds more metal than sleaze rock on this EP, but a song such as “Burning For Her” reminds me of U.K shock rock champions WRATHCHILD. All in all, these 5 songs still sound very young (but we’ll keep in mind that this is the band’s first demo) and those heavy metal solos make my head hurt, but there’s some interesting ideas in SWINE DIAMOND’s music (“Oh Daddy Let Me Rock Tonight” and “Piece Of Me” could become the band’s hits with a bit of work and better guitar/bass tuning!), so these youngsters should be able to grow up and deliver us a good album in the future. Keep your eye on the Diamond./Laurent C.