Company: Nuclear Blast Records Release: 2009 Genre: Death Reviewer: Chaoslord
Easy to get sucked into the atmospheric world
Another Nile album has been unleashed upon us and it doesn't disappoint. Since their inception back in 1993, Nile has continued to release quality stuff. Gods also offers a insight into the writing process that Karl Sanders goes through with extensive liner notes that detail the impetus behind each song.
Sanders' vocals and guitar work are nothing short of bone shearing in their technical prowess and pure guttural genius. I have continued to look forward to each album that Nile releases and will continue to do so as long as they are around. The only problem, if you can even call it a problem, is that because fans have come to expect such perfection, it is hard to disappoint with each new album they release.
Nile offers an insight into the world, mythology and culture of ancient Egypt as well as their interpretation of works by H.P. Lovecraft. The song material is very involving and easy to get sucked into the atmospheric world that Sanders so masterfully creates on each album.
Death metal fans should already have this in their collection. If you don't have this album yet, go out and buy it before this album goes into the catacombs.
About this Writer: Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.
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