Diatribes (album)

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Diatribes
Diatribes Naplam Death.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 January 1996 (1996-01-30)
RecordedFramework Studios
Genre Death metal, grindcore, groove metal
Length44:16
Label Earache
Producer Colin Richardson
Napalm Death chronology
Greed Killing
(1995)
Diatribes
(1996)
In Tongues We Speak
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
MetalReviews58/100 [2]

Diatribes is the sixth studio album by Napalm Death, originally released in 1996 on Earache Records. It was released as double 10" vinyl, regular CD, special digipak CD with space for the Greed Killing EP and MC. [3] In 2010, Earache issued a re-release of Diatribes in a box set that also included the Greed Killing EP and the live album Bootlegged in Japan. [4]

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format widely used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Napalm Death British grindcore band

Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group since December 1986, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent of the band's career since 1992's Utopia Banished, although, from 1989 to 2004, Napalm Death were a five-piece band after they added Jesse Pintado as the replacement of one-time guitarist Bill Steer; following Pintado's departure, the band reverted to a four-piece rather than replace him.

Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson, based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994. The label roster has since diversified into more mainstream guitar music, working with bands such as Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke and The White Buffalo. The company also hosted the 'Earache Express' stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and will be hosting 'The Earache Factory' at Boomtown Fair 2018.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Greed Killing"Shane Embury, Mitch HarrisHarris3:06
2."Glimpse into Genocide"EmburyJesse Pintado3:02
3."Ripe for the Breaking"Mark GreenwayHarris, Embury4:01
4."Cursed to Crawl"EmburyEmbury3:26
5."Cold Forgiveness"EmburyHarris, Pintado4:32
6."My Own Worst Enemy"EmburyEmbury3:36
7."Just Rewards"GreenwayHarris3:29
8."Dogma"EmburyEmbury3:30
9."Take the Strain"GreenwayEmbury4:11
10."Diatribes"GreenwayEmbury, Harris3:52
11."Placate, Sedate, Eradicate"GreenwayPintado3:24
12."Corrosive Elements"GreenwayHarris4:02

Personnel

Napalm Death

Barney Greenway British extreme metal vocalist

Mark Andrew "Barney" Greenway is a British extreme metal vocalist, who is currently the lead vocalist of Napalm Death, and was formerly a member of Extreme Noise Terror, and Benediction.

Shane Embury British musician

Shane Embury is a British bassist and, since 1987, a member of grindcore and death metal band Napalm Death.

Mitch Harris American rock musician

Mitch Harris is an American guitarist, born in Queens, New York, then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, but currently lives in Birmingham, England. He started his career in the grindcore band Righteous Pigs. He did a side project with Mick Harris – then the drummer of grindcore band Napalm Death, called Defecation. Shortly thereafter, he left Righteous Pigs and joined Napalm Death permanently in 1989, firstly appearing on the Harmony Corruption album. He is still with them, playing guitar and back-up vocals. He also participated in the projects Meathook Seed, Little Giant Drug, and Goatlord. In 2013, a featured song called "K.C.S." was included on the album Savages by the band Soulfly that was released on October 4, 2013, and was written by Harris and Max Cavalera.

Technical personnel

Colin Richardson is a British record producer, mixer and recording engineer. He has worked on over 100 albums, and is most frequently associated with heavy metal and its subgenres.

Chart positions

Chart (1996)Peak position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [5] 94
UK Albums (OCC) [6] 73

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