Throw back to November 13, 2012 when Issues made their debut with the Black Diamond EP. Their genre is a bit hard to decipher, you do pick up on some R&B under tones through the metalcore and electronics.
This EP features a couple of the songs that Issues seems to be most known for. Those songs include, "King Of Amarillo", which we usually accidentally read as "King Of Armadillo", and "Princeton Ave."
Keep in mind that we have never seen Issues when we say this, but the opening track, "Black Diamonds" seems like the perfect hype up song for the crowd. It encourages clapping even right in the lyrics, so we imagine it would be great to play live. Hype songs are always a good thing to have on an EP or album.
Another track I really want to mention is "The Worst Of Us." It speaks of a break up, and both parties trying to get okay. He's trying to stop feeling attached to them, but the other one is also struggling, which messes with you. Honestly, we're not doing a great job at explaining it, but they did such a good job on the wording that we had to mention it.
What a great start that was! This EP was a decent start to Issues career, and they have been going strong ever since. They have since released a full length album and will be releasing another one sometime this year!
So, what do you think of Issues' and their Black Diamonds EP? Let us know and then head on over to Issues' official website to see everything they have going on.
They soon will be going out on tour with Crown The Empire and ONE OK ROCK, and will be performing at many festivals such as the Self Help Festival, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, and Rock On The Range. The fun doesn't stop there! They have more tour dates coming up after all of that that are actually around the UK! All the needed information can be found on the respective festival websites or the official Issues website.
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