Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
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||Smashing the Antiu||Nile||2:18||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Barra Edinazzu||Nile||2:47||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Kudurru Maqlu||Nile||1:05||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Serpent Headed Mask||Nile||2:18||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ramses Bringer of War||Nile||4:45||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Stones of Sorrow||Nile||4:17||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Die Rache Krieg Lied Der Assyriche||Nile||3:13||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Howling of the Jinn||Nile||2:34||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Pestilence and Iniquity||Nile||1:54||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Opening of the Mouth||Nile||3:39||€1.29||View In iTunes|
||Beneath Eternal Oceans of Sand||Nile||4:17||€1.29||View In iTunes|
Egyptian themes and imagery separate Nile from other death metal bands but their musicianship and creativity are what make them really stand out. Each composition on Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka feels like an encapsulated epic, brought about by skilled dynamics that never surrender Nile's unapologetic brutality. Adding to the epic feel is the group's bold decision to experiment with chanting, percussion, gongs, and flutes. These experiments are particularly potent when used to offset quiet and loud; the middle eastern flute placed against the hell summoning wall of sound on "Opening of the Mouth" is a fierce example. Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka is a stand-out death metal release, expanding the genre's scope but staying true to its extreme, blood soaked roots. This release is a must for long time death metal fans and an excellent place for new listeners to begin.
Formed: 1993 in Greenville, SC
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s