Surprisingly accessible for Napalm Death in places, Diatribes boasts some strong riff writing. The straightforward thrasher "Greed Killing," which opens the album, proves that Napalm Death can crush most any mainstream metal band, but the kings of grindcore are still up to their old tricks. They do sink into clichéd predictability in some spots, but overall, Diatribes is a worthwhile outing.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey