Complex barely scratches the stony surface of describing band Nile. Their 2002 opus, “In Their Darkened Shrines” [Relapse Records], is a devastating, intricate gush of bloody Death Metal genius. This howling, ferocious beast is guaranteed to become a classic of the genre.
Apocalyptic Death growls, guttural and utterly fierce in nature, impale the tight, hyper-blasting instrumentals. Middle Eastern influences are used, as well as flashes of Doomdeath, Thrash, and Grind. Nile's lyrics are steeped in Egyptian myth and history, adding a unique twist to the common gore parade.
Song's of noteworthy rage include “Unas Slayer Of The Gods,” the exquisite fury “Churning The Maelstrom,” “Execration Text,” and the bludgeoning “The Blessed Dead.” Nile is a cut above the rest…in all their violent glory.
Overall, this is yet another Death Metal masterpiece from the mighty Nile. Much like the Pyramids, Nile's art was built to last. Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Mindrot, Rudra, Shiva, Suffocation, Sadus, Mortician, Incantation, Impaled, Monstrosity, Withered Earth, Hateplow, Internal Bleeding, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. Peace.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.