Djent/mallcore act Omega Diatribe was formed by Gergo Hájer (guitar) and Ákos Szathmáry (bass) in 2008. A drummer left in 2010 and tracks were uploaded in 2012. The debut full-length demo Iapetus arrived in 2013. Drummer David left in 2014. Naturally, Kevin Talley joined. He appeared on the Abstract Ritual EP before the arrival of Tommy Kiss. Ear Records had signed the band in 2015 and re-issued Iapetus. The band’s first full-length album was issued by Metal Scrap. The band toured Eastern Europe to support Trinity in the autumn of 2018.
OMEGA DIATRIBE – TRINITY – METAL SCRAP
It is not so much that Omega Diatribe is a bad band or its music is weak, but it is that the group is boring and its offering is mundane. It is amusing, in a way, that a band that has such distortion, guitars and grunting vocals can make so little impact. The group’s mid to slow-paced music is one culprit. The band’s love for nu/mall music, which they call groove metal, is another issue. By the way, who could remember when the inflection point was when nu-metal and mallcore bands shunning their style began instead calling themselves ‘groove metal’?
As for Omega Diatribe, the songs are nothing special. It’s a longer than average slab of distorted music, discontented vocals and middle-of-the-road chords without leads and frills. The muted riffs are matter-of-fact. The defecating voice of the singer sits on top of the barbed wire music and on occasion the band incorporates spoken word (Denying Our Reality), dubs (Oblation) or acoustic guitars as on the aforementioned Denying Our Reality. The vocals could come from Chimaira. The album’s closer Tukdam ends with some Arabic or bedouin melodies. – Anna Tergel