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Yay! The Liner Notes Are Back!

Although it may take a few spins for Nile's new album "Those Whom The Gods Detest" to grow on you, it'll get you! Although a fan since "...Nephren Ka" and every album since, the previous effort "Ithyphallic" (while not a *bad* album) left me a little flat. But "Those Whom The Gods Detest" is Nile doing what Nile does best: pushing the envelope.

While it might be Nile's most progressive album so far (bringing back a lot of the ambience and old-world instruments of the first three albums), fear not. As evidenced by opening salvo 'Kafir!', 'Hittie Dung Ritual' and 'Permitting The Noble Dead...', the brutality is very much in tact.

'4th Arra Of Dagon' and 'Iskander D'hul Karnon' make great use of the slow, doomy riffs to evoke atmosphere while 'Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual...' showcases a creepy, Iranian-inspired ambient instrumental interlude. In a word, it's quintessential (and absolutley essential) Nile.

And oh yes, the liner notes (sorely missing from "Ithyphallic") are back!

Best Album

This is Niles best album i would highly recommend buying this, good way to get into the band also


Formed: 1993 in Greenville, SC

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Combining the extreme speed and nihilism of modern death metal with the ancient styling of Middle Eastern music, Nile formed in their hometown of Greenville, SC, in 1993. With their self-proclaimed trademark of "Ithyphallic Metal," Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums) debuted with their Festivals of Atonement album in 1995, leading Nile to a southwestern tour in support of other big metal acts such as Obituary, Deicide, and Broken Hope. Viscera Productions...
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