Annihilation Of The Wicked - Nile
1 CD(s) - Death Metal - Label: Relapse - Distributor: ADA/Cinram Logistics - Released: 23/05/2005 - 781676663026, 781676668021
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Review of "Annihilation Of The Wicked - Nile"
This band has been recognized as one of the best death metal bands in the world at the moment. They combine the basic elements of the death metal genre, combine it with egyptian history and mythology and out comes some of the best music you would have heard in this genre in a while! The band have a very good understanding of their instruments and music in general because some of the music is amazingly well written, and has obviously taken time and care. They are the Beethoven's of Death Metal. They craft a unique sound wich is instantly recognizable that of egyptian sounding chord's and lead passages combined to create a very epic sound. On the album the band use an array of different instruments to gain that egyptian sound.Dusk Falls Upon the Temple of the Serpent on the Mount of Sunrise (0.51)-Instruemntal, this has a very oriental sound to it and symbolizes the end of the egyptian empire as a setting of the sun. This shows the band's diversity in playing their instruments, and is also a very good introduction to the next song.
Rating: 8/10-a very melodic relaxing tune before the storm!
Cast Down The Heretic (5.45)-This is the one song you believe to be the weak link on this album, but in fact after listening to it over and over you'll realize how amazingly well written it is. It starts with thundering guitar riff's and blasting drums with the vocals being a low pitch growl. The real highlight of the song is the guitar solo's-easily the best on the album, and they last nearly 2 whole minutes! It combines ridiculous time changes with the rhythm and show's how well these people can write songs!
User-Maat-Re (9.14)-This is the first of the epic songs on the album (one of three). It starts with an egyptian acoustic part before heading into a really memorable opening guitar piece. A slow crushing sound combined with pinch harmonics and double bass pounding really conveys the egyptian feel this band have. The lyrics on this song are very well done also wich talk about Ramses the 2nd or 'Ramses the Great', and it show's the detail the band have gone in researching the history in Egypt.
Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence Of The Crecent Shaped Horns (5.21)- Haha talk about a long title for a song! The lyrics for this song are based upon the Egyptian 'Book Of The Dead' and the title of the chapter is apparently so long to fully quote them in the title would have been ridiculous! Anyway this is another great song by the band, combining squealing harmonics and blistering solo's with that touch of egyptianess, the song has some slower chorus type passages wich is very well done inbetween the other super fast riffs and constant double bass.
Spawn Of Uamenti (1.14)-This is another instrumental, yet it's rather strange all it is, is some french horn piece combined with some animal growls! your guess is as good as mine!
Rating: 4/10 because it's a cool introduction into the next song.
Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten (9.46)- I love this song, the last of the epic songs on the album, the lyrics are based upon a H.P. Lovecraft book of a german name. The song starts with a pounding toll (those big round metal things used in the middle east) then going into a slow melodic guitar piece again with a bit of an oriental/egyptian feel to it. It then switches between slow crushing riff's and the vocals growling singing. This is a slow song for Nile's standard's, but it really add's to the epic feel surrounding the song. This isnt quite as good as the other two epic songs yet it's still a really good song to listen to.
Product Information : Annihilation Of The Wicked - Nile
Manufacturer's product description1 CD(s) - Death Metal - Label: Relapse - Distributor: ADA/Cinram Logistics - Released: 23/05/2005 - 781676663026, 781676668021
EAN: 781676663026, 781676668021
Listed on Ciao since: 23/12/2005