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9 Nov 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Nov 2009
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright: 2009 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 56:35
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002TQB7FU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,341 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Harris on 2 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
I completely disagree with the previous reviewer, I too have been a follower and a fan of Nile for quite sometime ( Since Black Seeds of Vengeance)and can honestly say that I think this could be their best release yet!
I have had this (rather shamefully) since it leaked online a while ago and I have listened to it relentlessly since then. I was initially quite skeptical as I was rather let down by the last album 'Ithyphalic' which had a horrible production and a lack of memorable songs. I was one of the growing legion who seemed to think that Nile had ran out of steam, bands like Origin were coming along with the brilliant 'Antithesis'and pushing the envelope and it seemed Nile were to be left behind.
So it was with astonishment that my ears greeted this new rejuvenated Nile, more taut and tight, better songs and a palpable sense of hunger and urgency.
The first thing I noticed was the vast improvement in production, this is perfect, crisp and epic with every instrument audible and finding its appropriate place in the mix. Secondly, the songs! These are some of the best tracks Nile have ever conceived; the opening riff on 'Kafir!' is a total blast, so intricate but so pummeling. The same can be said of 'Utterances of the crawling dead' which almost reminds me of the groove of Gojira. Its not all 100mph though, there are also moments of loping Doom or Sludge to be found in here and pleasingly loose and ponderous passages of various instrumentation.
I disagree too with the constant assertion that the Egyptian theme is merely a gimmick, it has now penetrated deeply into the fibre of the band and is a seamless part of their sound and atmosphere...though they are of course a Death Metal band, they are always evocative of the ancient and the Eastern.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pesto Fingeration on 13 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
Do you like Hittites?
Do you like Dung?
Do you like KFC?
Do you like Dagons?
Do you like Sea Ghuls?
Do you like Kafirs?

If so then this could be for you!
Mt wife detests this so that has to be good doesn't it?
Once again Colonel Sanders doesn't chicken out of making a refreshingly humorous album of Egyptian based lunacy.
Lightning fast guitars? Check.
The most infernally fast Blast Beats? Check (It's like woodpeckers on speed!)
Bonkers Vocals? Check
Cod Middle Eastern bits? Check
Funny song titles? Check.

And they say humour doesn't belong in music!

If this doesn't make you smile then you've had your brain pulled out of your nose, your internal organs put in jars, been dried out in salt, wrapped in bandages and been generally like dead in a pyramid for the last 4,500 years.

BUY! And get a copy for your mummy too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miklagard on 20 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
quite simply , for me, this is the most stunning concept of death metal ever realised.. i have been addicted to this cd for 6 months now- the most essential purchase i have ever made.. there is little point in describing each track- each is a masterpiece that flows from one to the next almost like a movie soundtrack- helped some elemental instrumental interludes..
If anything, Nile here seem to have raised their already gargantuan level- the playing is remorselessly precise and inventive, the guitar solos have never been more inspired or suit the music better- and the drumming!!!!! it goes without saying that courtesy of George Kollias - it is the best ever.
The riffs are also remorselessly catchy and even singable, with many huge hook choruses too - and the production is a new level of diamond hard clarity too.... if you are a fan of the genre, and i am obsessed by it, you are lost without this cd, and with it, you will send praise to the cosmos daily for it.. and no, im not exaggerating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Ubefubar on 20 Feb 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a beast of an album.
In my mind not as immediate as Anihilation of the Wicked, it takes a few more listens but it'll blow a hole in your speakers whatever.
They continue to stand out from the rest of the death metal set because of their use of enchanting riffs that make watching The Mummy and anything else Egyptian a whole new prospect.
The lads of Nile make such an interesting sound, it's a soundtrack to pure terror, of a different age full of sand and bizarre gods.
Stand out tracks? Can't, the whole thing is immense.
Go buy and get speakers that can handle the sound.
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