Diamonds in the Rough is the audio portion of an audio/visual combo that was originally released during Avenged Sevenfold's 2008 tour as Live in the LBC and Diamonds in the Rough. Peppered with unreleased rarities and covers (including a muscular version of Pantera's "Walk"), the album mostly caters to the band's established audience, with alternate versions of songs from 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold recording sessions. In 2020 the group reissued the collection both digitally and on vinyl. In addition to the original material the band added five additional tracks: "Set Me Free," "St. James," "4am," "Lost It All," and a fiery rendering of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid."
AllMusic Review by Andrew Leahey