- Epic Riff: Quoth Geoff Barton, the man who coined the term "New Wave of British Heavy Metal": "There are more good riffs in your average single Diamond Head song than there are in the first four Black Sabbath albums." While this might be an exaggeration, it's not as much of one as you'd think.
- Face of the Band / I Am the Band: Guitarist Brian Tatler is the only founding member remaining, and not a single member from the Lightning to the Nations lineup performs in the band today.
- Signature Song: "Am I Evil?"
- Vindicated by History: While they tragically never reached the heights of fellow NWOBHM band Iron Maiden, they've frequently cited as a major influence on Metallica (They covered several Diamond Head songs on Garage Inc., and Lars Ulrich wrote the liner notes for DH's first CD released in America), exposing them to a new generation of fans.
YMMV / Diamond Head