||This onslaught of vicious hate has been brought
to you courtesy of Diatribe
from the land down under. Diatribe is a 4-man "verbal attack"
whom play a kind of aggressive metal similar to groove-laden thrash/metalcore
bands such as System of a Down and Machine Head. Every song on this
6-track EP is extremely catchy and there is even extra live CD-Rom
material just to get a feel of what they may sound like at a show.
In my opinion, a lot of bands have tried to mold together a style
similar to this. Diatribe, on the other hand, actually has the attitude
to back the music they are set out to conquer. Not only is their presentation
catchy, their music has some technicality and progression where it
needs to be without sounding nonchalant like so many other acts sound.
That, to me, is the difference. These guys aren't exactly knocking
down the originality door, but it for the most part, works nonetheless.
Reviewed By: Thomas