Quite simply, one of the finest death metal albums of 90`s, if not ever. With this album, Nile went from unkown American scenesters to heroes of death metal almost over night, and it`s easy to hear how.
The foundation stone upon which Nile build is death metal of the most primal, brutal kind. There is a kind of raging black evil, barely concealed, struggling to escape from every chord of this album. A tightly controlled, yet almost seemingly random, maelstrom of blast beats gel seamlessly with a wall of twisting, sandstorm guitars, while three vocalists lay Will Rahmer style death rumbles in a highly rythmic fashion.
To this already impeccable foundation, nile then proceed to add bastardised Egyptian melodies, haunting synth lines, and truly atmospheric effects. The result is an album which conjures images of long buried cities and tombs, with altars to dark gods buried beneath oceans of sand. Unmissable.