Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines


4.0
excellent

Review

by Have you tried jamming Helcaraxe? CONTRIBUTOR (136 Reviews)
February 4th, 2019 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Wake the fuck up, Tutankhamun

Nile was and is a band that exists solely within their own sphere.They are a band that, through sheer monstrous force and omega dweedling manage to turn up both the undead and the lost dessicated body of Brendan Frasier. This is best represented off of the likes of Those Whom the Gods Detest and Annihilation of the Wicked, however the true turning point in Niles career is the (almost) as wicked In Their Darkened Shrines.

Take "Sacrophagus". Weaving riffs flurry about like a Saharan sandstorm while Karl grunts and growls his way to the Egyptian throne, whilst the drums absolutely lay waste to anyone in his way. Everything here is full-scale warfare, with a production and mixing tailor made to serve. While the massive maelstrom is on its own impressive, the perfect balance between clarity and muddiness serves to empower such a sound.

This all aside, it is the way Nile finally starts to realize their vision that makes this such a pivotal record. Take "Unas, Slayer of Gods". It's grimier and more sinister than near anything they've released before, with sludgy riffs that invoke a sense of dread as you find yourself in the darkest underbelly of a winding mausoleum. 60 bpm and bludgeoning or 360 bpm and catastrophic, In Their Darkened Shrines truly does sound like the utterings of an ancient spellbook, written by the one true Egyptian ruler himself, Brendan Frasier.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2019


10054 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bow down before Brendan

RippingCorpse1986
February 4th 2019


3229 Comments


This absolutely rules.

bloc
February 4th 2019


70273 Comments


Never got into these guys

veninblazer
February 4th 2019


16839 Comments


Hey, a Dedes review with some effort put into it again!

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 4th 2019


10054 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There was no effort fool

veninblazer
February 4th 2019


16839 Comments


Compared to the last few, yeah there was more effort.

bigguytoo9
February 4th 2019


1416 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Love this disc.

SteakByrnes
February 4th 2019


29871 Comments


"Bow down before Brendan"

Yes bow down before me

ily dedes

hexfix93
February 4th 2019


2486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This slays.

BigPleb
February 4th 2019


65784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sarcophagus is nassssty.

Hawks
February 4th 2019


88697 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuckin slayz.

BigPleb
February 4th 2019


65784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Be interesting to see where these guys go now Dallas has left.



Which sucks, btw :/

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
February 4th 2019


18959 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band & album rule

Azog
February 4th 2019


1070 Comments


Rules!

Source
February 4th 2019


19917 Comments


Never heard this one

pizzamachine
February 5th 2019


27289 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

bow down before me [2]

BeardedBird
February 5th 2019


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best summary I've seen in a while.

brainmelter
Contributing Reviewer
February 5th 2019


8336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

goes harder than most

Source
February 5th 2019


19917 Comments


Is this as good as annihilation

bloc
February 6th 2019


70273 Comments


That Natalie Portman movie? It was way better than this



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