Dangerdog Music Reviews doesn't generally consider compilation or greatest hits albums for review. After all, if you're a fan of the band, you'll likely go for it, or not. But I've made an exception for Mekong Delta. Why? Because, from the beginning, this band has been on the cutting edge of creating technical and progressive speed/thrash metal.
Essentially, Intersections is the current line-up re-recording classic Mekong Delta tunes for dissemination. Fans will likely dig this; I like it even before I knew it was a rehash of some great songs. But I speak of the album here to those who have not experienced Mekong Delta. In a world where harsh hardcore and mediocre metal infiltrates the industry, Mekong Delta stands, to this day, as a serious uncompromising alternative to modern trends.
Basically, forgetting my abundance of verbiage, if you've never experienced the genuine creativity and uncomprimising style of Mekong Delta, then get this album. There's nothing more to say.
Mekong Delta's Intersections is fine compilation of Mekong Delta's best material, a good introduction for those who have not experienced the band.
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