Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked Review
Original Author: The Uncreator
Album: Annihilation Of The Wicked
Genre: Technical Death Metal
Record Label: Nuclear Blast (Current)
1. Dusk Falls Upon The Temple Of The Serpent On The Mount Of Sunrise
2. Cast Down The Heretic
3. Sacrifice Unto Sebek
5. The Burning Pits Of The Duat
6. Chapter Of Obeisance Before Giving Breath To The Inert One In The Presence Of The Crescent Shaped Horns
7. Lashed To The Slave Stick
8. Spawn Of Uamenti
9. Annihilation Of The Wicked
10. Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten
Well first off, im writing this review because i think some people dont have a as of yet clear perception on Death Metal. So, to the review! First off, this band tunes 6 strings down to Drop A, and combines this with some very awesome and impossible technical riffs. This album has a very distinct sound, as do all Nile albums. it reminds me of being in some exotic forest hidden away in the rolling dunes in the desert of set, (If that makes any sense....). "Cast Down The Heretic", the best track on the album, for me anyway, is a good example of this albums overall feel. Technical riffs played at inhuman speeds coupled with some very low growls that surely Anubis has blessed them with, and with a 2:30-3:00 minute solo section of some very cool trade-offs, this song will keep all entertained. the album has so many atmospheres piled into it, Anger, Desperation, Darkness and so many others, it is an adventure for me listening to this album. I truley cannot stress in this review the sheer brilliance of this album.
Well here is where most people will get stumped. Most people think that all death metal is gore related, well thats not true, Nile lyrics are based Egyptian History and mythology which makes them one of the most unique lyricists. in this album, they explain the back story to every song, which i find very interesting to read (I love history ) as they do on pretty much all of there album. sometimes when you read lyrics it might seem strange, there style is kinda liek this if you were reading the lyrics. "As it was for Thoth....So shall it be for me....I hath seen the fire of the Duats, and the gods fury hath reigned a terrible scorn upon me"....with the exception of the first 10 words, the rest are just made up to show you what i mean. Anyway, the lyrics are intelligent, Though-Provoking, Intersting, and even Educating!
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! My favorite part of Nile! when i first heard them i thought it impossible to play that kinda riff that fast, Some of there songs top out at 260 BPM!!!, I dont know about you guys, but i sure as hell cant play a sixteenth note riffs at that tempo! besides some times being Ungodly fast, there riffs are very catchy as well, and not all of them are super-fast. some have some basic old school gallops to them. And there are some mid-paced ones that are so intense they could cause a star in another galaxy to die, collapse in upon itself, and create the biggest Gamma-Ray burst and destroy the universe, i do not exaggerate. Karl Sanders and Dallas-Toller Wade are quite possibly the best guitar duo since Adrian Smith And Dave Murray, or KK Downing and Glen Tipton. there riffs are completly innovative, and there melodies are hauntingly fresh in the music world.
Once again i cannot stress how much i love this album, it means alot to me, and not just this album, Nile in general. if could rank it a number so high that you would pass out looking at it, i would do it, and it still wouldnt bee high enough.
1,000,000 out of 10
Nile - Execration Text
Nile - Sacrifice Unto Sebek
Nile - Sarcophagus
In the second video, pay close attention to how big Karl Sanders Flying V's headstock is, its like a foot and a half long! Karl is the blonde one by the way.