Retrieved 12 October Retrieved 17 October Earache Records. Metal Rules. Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved 24 September What I appreciated the most was that Barney kept his vocals as rough as ever, except on a couple of tracks.
Some bands smooth out their vocals completely, but ND would never do that - good call. By the third song, "Ripe for the breaking" I was already nodding in desbelief, but the clean guitar break really cracked me up! I couldn't believe it. The song "Cold forgiveness" is not bad, but I think it goes too far into industrial for ND. Besides that, there is really not a flaw in this album. It also goes to show that Death Metal or even Grindcore has room for experimentation. At the time I was getting into a "it better be really original or I won't like it" state of mind I still am , and this cd surpassed my expectations.
Napalm Death came back strong on this album, and they're still the best Grindcore band ever. One person found this helpful. I bought this album when it first came out and I still listen to it religiously.
This album was pretty much the creative apex of ND's career it seems like everything before and after this album just pales in comparison. For most ND fans they find this album to be a turn-off because they actually "experiment" with this album and it has been mistaken by many to be their "mainstream" album I think of a band like N'Sync or Papa Roach as mainstream if anyone out there can think of ND as mainstream well you've been sniffing too much glue.
I am a huge Napalm Death fan, and when I first listened to this back in , I was completely in awe. Not because it was very well-produced sound, but also the strong song-structure. I mean who would have thunk it? This is by no means their most brutal work, but it still remains a great example that Grindcore and other forms of Extreme Music can be open-minded and able to be played on a more Mainstream scale. Great cd. Not to mention lots of energy and great muscianship. This is a great Napalm Death disc.
Very different from anything they ever have done. I loved it when it came out, and til this day, I listen to it. Definitely their most commercially accessable, but still not mainstream by any means.
But for each exceptional track, there's several tepid mid-tempo numbers that dare to tread water. As such there isn't much to recommend here beyond a few key tracks that time has done little to undermine. It's a neck-snapper, breathing fresh air into the Napalm Death template. Brazenly flirting with mainstream song structure, this track still screams anger and spits vitriol. Perfectly written, "Greed Killing" only serves to further highlight how flaccid the rest of the songwriting is.
In comparison, "Ripe For The Breaking" is completely kick-ass. The ferocity of its opening segueing into beautiful atmospheric clean tones before returning to a thickening boil. Barney's voice dominates on top here, delivering strong vocal lines and displaying a passion clearly lacking on other tracks. This one just doesn't live up. However the title track just shreds -- a classic run of insane windmilling death-grind that will make you pine for what this record could've been. The remaining tracks are merely competent groove numbers that wear thin any remaining patience I have with this record.
Diatribes is a paradoxical album that alienated many. Yet without it, myself and many others might not have taken the longer journey into metal's more extreme hinterlands. So I can remain grateful to it while echoing those who have affirmed its bottom feeding status within the Napalm canon. Those interested in what could've been would do well to check out Extreme Noise Terror's Damage , which Barney recorded during his brief post- Diatribes split with the band.
It more than adequately bridges the gap that this record and the two after it fell into. The reason probably being that the grindcore elements you may remember this band for are completley gone. On paper it sounds stupid, but it's actually a great record, despite the hatred it receives. The opening track, "Greed Killing" is by far the most entertaining track on the album. In fact, of all the ND albums I've heard, this particular song is by far the most memorable and coolest.
Unfortunatly, immediatly after that song the album goes downhill, and by "Dogma" you'll want to turn it off. However, all these songs are good, but they get very boring after awhile as the riffage is very bland and uninteresting. The songs are often very forgettable, and although there are a handful of standout tracks, all are ruined at some point in time exept for "Greed Killing", which is the only truly amazing song. So, Napalm Death's "Diatribes" is fairly impressive, although it's definatly not the album I would recommend to get one into this classic band.
If you're on here though, you probably already at least own "Scum", so I suppose this is more of a filler album for the big fan than an album I would ever personally purchase. But hey, I got this and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", buy one get one free for 7. Pretty good deal, I think so. Boy you KNOW that Napalm Death were thinking of something other than the music with the artwork being mainly an annoying neon green color Napalm Death's previous album "Fear, Emptiness, Despair" was an all-time high as far as creativity and progression went, but "Diatribes" is where they hit their brakes and really just turned the tv off and were left wondering "How do we progress, evolve further?
Complete contrasting their last album where they really brought in a dirty industrial overtone, "Diatribes" seems like a bad making-up for what they originally wanted with "Fear, Emptiness, Despair.
There are some good songs, but it's only for the first quarter of the album while the rest are scattered in sections and bridges and choruses and versus and just about everything. Not doubting that song. This is probably the closest thing ND will EVER come to writing something that is melodic, catchy, and has the potential of being in the Top I enjoy the song.
I seriously do. And groovy. I enjoy it, and if it had been by some other band I would give them praise, but not the brummies. Thankfully they never attemtped to do this again. Other than that To the point of frustration. Barney is really suffering here with vocal performance.
Mitch and Jesse Shane's lyrics and Danny's drumming are the only redeeming qualities here. Breed To Breathe was great though. Napalm Death Diatribes 2. Review Summary: A largely forgettable groove influenced album by the Godfathers of Grind. Rank: 0 for Formed in , Napalm Death is a legendary English extreme metal band.
They are credited with defining the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of hardcore punk and death metal with short songs, fast tempos, deep guttural vocals and sociopolitical lyrics. Diatribes has been considered quite a controversial release by the band, splitting their fanbase with its mid-paced, groove inflicted death metal, and even some industrial inspired sections.
The sound of the album could be compared to the likes of Machine Head and Sepultura. The same cannot be said for Cursed to Crawl , which features rapped vocals that sound completely out of place and bored. The song is also not helped by its generic and unmemorable plodding riff. Another example could be Cold Forgiveness , a mainly forgettable track with monotonous clean vocals and poor growls.Diatribes () by Napalm Death. Labels: Earache Records. Genres: Grindcore, Death Metal. Songs: Greed Killing, Glimpse into Genocide, Ripe for the Breaking, Cursed.