Nile At the Gate of Sethu
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TheNotrap
June 28th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2012


15214 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@MyWife - Stop having opinions that are different from mine!!

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DeconstruKt
June 29th 2012


8 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


72280 Comments


haha

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glezz
July 7th 2012


235 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This isn't overly pretentious. I like that. It's straightforward awesome tech death.
The vocals do seem old school and i like it!
Nile does not make bad albums.
This one seems pretty stripped down and nasty.
The production is a bit flat and compressed but then CRANK IT UP!
The drums are a little subdued and that is the only thing that bothers me at all.
The guitars sound amazing.

Madapaka
July 15th 2012


69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow. Finally picked this up a few hours ago and am taking time to digest it. I've been a fan of Nile since "Amongst..." so I consider myself fairly well versed in their material.

So far I'm really impressed with this disc. I've read some of y'all's complaints, and while I suppose I can understand, I find them to be trivial, and far from taking away from the enjoyment of the album. I've taken the time to switch back and forth between this album and the last, to especially take note of the production values. "TWtGD" definitely has a slightly beefier production, in terms of the guitars mostly, but it seems to me that this album has a greater guitar definition. One of my only qualms with Nile, and such extreme death metal in general, is that sometimes the guitars become so thick that the notes get lost in a sonic muck during the more brutal passages. I like that this album, while far from consisting of poor production, has some clearer tonal separation. This is especially good for playing loud on a full home stereo system.

Opening riff to title track slays. I love Sanders' dedication to letting us know what each song is about lyrically. Talk about a guy who has passion for his craft...

KILL
July 15th 2012


72280 Comments


lol damn

Madapaka
July 15th 2012


69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hahahaha ya like that, eh? Sorry, I can be a bit long winded. I luvs me moozik.

Kole
July 17th 2012


198 Comments


Just got this, and am heading to the gym. Time to destroy weight listening to new Nile =).

TheHamburgerman
July 17th 2012


1302 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's a bit of a grower. Started in my mind with a 2.5, and now it's up to 3.5. Doubt it will go higher than that though.

Kole
July 18th 2012


198 Comments


I thought their last album was a grower too, and this is similar.

chug73
July 26th 2012


1229 Comments


Title track is the shit.

Jotun35
August 1st 2012


57 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

" One of my only qualms with Nile, and such extreme death metal in general, is that sometimes the guitars become so thick that the notes get lost in a sonic muck during the more brutal passages"

Yeah well... But on the other hand it also creates this massive "guitar wall" sound. I mean, it's brutal death metal right ? It supposed to sound BRUTAL not CLEAR. If you want clear guitar sound in death metal, well listen to Spawn of Possession, they released an awesome album this year ! Nile is much more brutal, less technical, a tad more old-school so the heavy dirty "guitar wall" was just perfect for them (Immolation also switched for a cleaner guitar tune but with much more sucess IMO 'cause Immolation always was about those eerie and creepy distorded melodies played by Bob Vigna) !
Plus the drum kick sound sucks here (once again)... and this I don't understand. Especillay after TWtGD which has the best drumkit sound Nile ever had.

HitlerIsTheBest
August 1st 2012


1575 Comments


agreed. the production is shit.

chug73
August 1st 2012


1229 Comments


Jotun go away. The guitars sound just fine.
Next you will be saying that drop A isn't low enough.
I will agree with you on the drums though.

Jotun35
August 1st 2012


57 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well the sound is ok, not great. And there is some obvious issues with the mix. I really like the vocals on this album but they are too much in front (and the sound of the lead guitar is also quite annoying during the solos... I don't know if it's really the tune of the guitar or just the fact that the lead is too much in front and totaly eclipse the rythm guitar).

Flunx
September 17th 2012


2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I also think that the guitars on this album sound bad compared to the previous album. This is missing that "chunky" guitar sound and is also less aggressive overall.

ViralOblivion
September 25th 2012


7679 Comments


Is this worth a listen?

HitlerIsTheBest
September 25th 2012


1575 Comments


if its your first nile album, no. annihilation of the wicked is a good starting album. if it isnt your first then yeah, its alright. nothing to jizz over.



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