Nile At the Gate of Sethu
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YouGotLucky
June 27th 2012


946 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the vocals sound different i don't like it. Some nice riffs tho

Iamthe Nightstars
June 27th 2012


2285 Comments


It's the production and vocals that weigh this down. Both of those were perfect on the last album.

Anthracks
June 27th 2012


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

except the production is pretty much the same...and the vocals are extremely similar to those on Detest

i mean i could see if you are upset because you like Shrines or Black Seeds and this disappoints you, but this is pretty much the exact same as the last album

the funniest part about complaining about the production here...is that the production on ithyphallic (eat of the dead is the heaviest song nile have ever written) is way heavier than this album (and Detest), yet people complain about the production there, too.

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Sound
June 27th 2012


3903 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i dont see a difference in the riffing at all?



That's because you have to hear it (: Listen to a song from AotW, Ithy or TWtGD for that matter and come back to this.




much of the vocals are very low on this album, too.


That's because Karl stepped up on this and did more additional vox - it's him you're hearing. Dallas (main vocalist) is the one doing the mid-range screaming thing.





dunno what you're listening to



Could say the same about you hehe. Almost doesn't sound like Nile, like the opposite of their sound; piss poor thin production, higher guitar riffs/tonality, and as mentioned, this shitty higher mid-range vocal style; you can even hear his 'normal' voice when he's screaming/growling.


Anthracks
June 27th 2012


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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


18703 Comments


$100 this sucks ass

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Anthracks
June 27th 2012


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2012


18703 Comments


hahaha my alt

kill was probably thrashin before i was born

DeafMetal
June 27th 2012


8588 Comments


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

Sound
June 27th 2012


3903 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

@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.


zaruyache
June 27th 2012


6878 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.

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Kronzo
June 27th 2012


993 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the vocals are a weak link on this

Poet
June 27th 2012


5935 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


940 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.

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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


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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.

Sound
June 28th 2012


3903 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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.




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