Nile At the Gate of Sethu
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Anthracks
June 27th 2012


5393 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i just compared this and detest back to back sampling and there are extremely miniscule differences in the vocals. i think you're just being dramatic. the riffs are the same as they've ever been since day one. the song structures are the same as they've ever been. the production is SLIGHTLY thinner than Detest which was MUCH thinner than ithyphallic and the albums before it, but nothing that should deter a fan. it's still the same exact band. the only thing that isn't characteristic is the DSO-esque riff in the first song on the album. that's about it. and the lack of an "epic" song.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012


19972 Comments


$100 this sucks ass

Anthracks
June 27th 2012


5393 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

$100 no one cares abt ur opinion. bsides maybe ur alt. KILL

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012


19972 Comments


hahaha my alt

kill was probably thrashin before i was born

DeafMetal
June 27th 2012


8596 Comments


i like some nile mostly early stuff but man i just do not like this that much

Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
June 27th 2012


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@Anthracks: Of course there are heavy riffs and lots of playing on the lowest string but nothing that really stands out, like the intro to Sacrifice unto Sebek, As He Creates' 'chorus', Kafir's verse... stuff like that. Nothing to be found here.



And yeah maybe I'm dramatic, because yes the difference in vocals from TWtGD isn't that much of a stretch. Same could be said of AotW to Ithyphallic and from that to the last album but it's the small things that make the difference. It's a gradual progression from AotW to this, and it's enough. I personally can hear the result of their striving for more clarity and frankly I don't like it.



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zaruyache
June 27th 2012


13483 Comments


...yet he couldn't save this from being their weakest offering to date. It's kinda frustrating because all their albums before this ruled :/

Yeah, I try to pretend that Ithyphallic isn't a thing, too.

Kronzo
June 27th 2012


1226 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the vocals are a weak link on this

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Poet
June 27th 2012


5994 Comments


For someone who loves metal and middle eastern influences in music and has an aspiration of becoming an Egyptologist, this band would seem like a no brainer. But yeah...not really. Maybe it's the song titles like Hittite Dung Incantation that get to me...or the sucky vocals.

Cells
June 27th 2012


1875 Comments


Ill bet this sucks ass but i guess i'll check it out

bloozclooz
June 28th 2012


1770 Comments


I really hate the production in the new album. But nevertheless another good Nile album.


So it has that high pitched, thin sound then? hate that

YUJOS
June 28th 2012


999 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

^ It seems to me that the guitars could use some more bottom end to them. Because of that the production kinda seems to me dry. And Nile, first and foremost for me it's all about the guitars and secondly for the drumming (whitchever the drummer is). Except for that "probem?" that I stated before, At The Gates Of Sethu it's not by any means a bad album, it has some great songs there. Give it a spin bloozcoolz.

MyWife
June 28th 2012


367 Comments


dunno how to break this 2 u but here it goes band is fucking atrocious have a neg

MyWife
June 28th 2012


367 Comments


also sanders hasnt even heard egyptian art strike he admitted it in his his most recent interview

Anthracks
June 28th 2012


5393 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

but nothing that really stands out, like the intro to Sacrifice unto Sebek, As He Creates' 'chorus', Kafir's verse... stuff like that.




Not that it's entirely related, though it could fund our difference in our opinion, but I don't find those to be standout moments in Nile's discography at all. To me the best song on Detest, by a very large margin, was Permitting the Noble Dead..., and my three favorite Nile albums are Ithyphallic, In Their Darkened Shrines, and Black Seeds of Vengeance. Annihilation of the Wicked was the first album I liked, but it's definitely among my least favorites, if not my least favorite overall. I suppose we just look for different things in this band. It's interesting though because this album leads right into Black Seeds on my media player, and there is barely any difference in the song structures / riffing between those two, and they transition so effortlessly (despite the obvious difference in production, they are of the same ilk), which I suppose explains why I like this one so much.

Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
June 28th 2012


4606 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I meant that those were good examples of when the heavy riffs stand out, where you feel the low-end so to speak, not necessarily their best riffs. But yeah Permitting the Noble Dead... is killer, especially that ending riff.



My fav Nile are probably ITDS, AotW, BSoV = Ithyphallic.



TheNotrap
June 28th 2012


8450 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album is definitely a grower but I believe the band should remix this. The sound is over-compressed.

DeconstruKt
June 29th 2012


14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album of the year nerds.



TheCourage
July 6th 2012


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is such a pleasant fucking surprise. The drums and production are wonderful, i can actually feel the rhythms. The guitars don't sound like mud, and the vocals feel a little more angry and passionate than the usual grunting. Has more of a thrashy feel than their usual albums. I've been listening to this nonstop and can't wait to see what it can do in the gym. What were you guys expecting, a black seeds clone? come on.

KILL
July 6th 2012


77915 Comments


haha



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