Top positive review
A fast brutal and sheer brilliant album by one of the best metal bands out there
on 3 March 2012
I have about 9 albums by ND including Scum, Harmony Corruption, Smear Campaign and Fear, Emptiness, Despair so I have a wide range of their albums over their career. Diatribes is different to their earlier albums but either way it's very interesting and heavy. I don't see why some ND fans give this album a low score when you have tracks like Greed Killing, My Own Worst Enemy, Ripe for the Breaking and Cold Forgiveness which are all furious metal tracks with the hammering Embury style bass and awesome powerful vocals from Barney. It's different but doesn't step away from what ND are all about, and its important for the band to try and tweak their style a little to make every album stand out. I must also add that Glimpse into Genocide has probably one of the most intense riffs I've heard in years.
Fear, Emptiness, Despair is my favourite album so I really liked Diatribes as it was kept in the same league as that. The songs especially Greed Killing is very energetic and catchy.
This boxset is great value for money, you also get the EP Greed Killing which has 4 other songs which are like bonus songs for Diatribes not on the album and Bootlegged in Japan which is an awesome brutal concert recorded in the Liquid Rooms Tokyo. If you don't have Diatribes and are interested in a great sweat soaked metal album in your collection then this boxset is a must.