Nile
In Their Darkened Shrines


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zach USER (95 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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Dedes
February 3rd 2019


6316 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bow down before Brendan

RippingCorpse1986
February 3rd 2019


3045 Comments


This absolutely rules.

bloc
February 3rd 2019


54697 Comments


Never got into these guys

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AgentDeathbat
February 3rd 2019


9596 Comments


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

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Dedes
February 3rd 2019


6316 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

There was no effort fool

AgentDeathbat
February 3rd 2019


9596 Comments


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

bigguytoo9
February 3rd 2019


554 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Love this disc.

SteakByrnes
February 4th 2019


14471 Comments


"Bow down before Brendan"

Yes bow down before me

ily dedes

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hexfix93
February 4th 2019


1044 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This slays.

BigPleb
February 4th 2019


57438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sarcophagus is nassssty.

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Hawks
February 4th 2019


68337 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuckin slayz.

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BigPleb
February 4th 2019


57438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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



Which sucks, btw :/

TheNotrap
February 4th 2019


9846 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band & album rule

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Kaiwaz
February 4th 2019


8737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Slays [3]

Azog
February 4th 2019


119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Rules!

Source
February 4th 2019


9322 Comments


Never heard this one

pizzamachine
February 4th 2019


14132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

bow down before me [2]

Kaiwaz
February 4th 2019


8737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@Source check it out!

BeardedBird
February 5th 2019


23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best summary I've seen in a while.

brainmelter
February 5th 2019


6267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

goes harder than most

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