Posts Tagged ‘Nile’

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites

When I reviewed Nile’s fourth album, Annihilation of the Wicked way back in 2005, I mused how long the band could keep up the high quality and continue  the  long running Egyptian themes. Well 14 years and 5 albums later, that answer is pretty clear. Even with a bit of a lull with 2012s At […]

Nile – What Should Not be Unearthed

One could argue that after four classic albums (Among the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka, Black Seeds of Vengeance, In Their Darkened Shrines, Annihilation of the Wicked), South Carolina’s Nile could be construed to be running in place for their following 3 albums, culminating in 2012’s At the Gates of Sethu. While unmistakably still a Nile album, production issues plagued […]

Interview With Nile

Back in 1998 Nile, a death metal band from South Carolina, released Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka on Relapse Records. One could argue, and i would be one of them that the release reinvigorated American metal (as well as Relapse), a death metal scene that was saturated in Nu metal, Pavement Records, JL America and Crash Music bands that were simply soulless speedy death metal clones. However, Catacombs, changed the game.


The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed. Produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon. The album will be released late summer via Nuclear Blast Records. Mastermind Karl Sanders states: “All of us in NILE are […]

Gig Report: Nile (San Francisco, California)

What happens when you discover a new band? You go see them play — that’s what. Noel Holmes discovered Nile and soon found himself at one of their live shows back in March 2013. This is what happened.

Nile – At the Gate of Sethu

Nile’s Egyptian themed death metal has long since established the South Carolina veterans as leaders of the death metal pack over their decade plus recording career.  The death metal juggernaut can do no wrong in the eyes of many of their devoted fans.  But regardless of the accolades embellished upon the band, Nile are arguably […]

Nile – Those Whom the Gods Detest

The staying power of Nile, not to mention its rightful place among death metal royalty, has been firmly established for years now. They have never released a bad album – not even close – and in many ways redefined the brutal/traditional end of technical death metal (compared to, for example, a band like Necrophagist). Then […]

Nile – Ithyphallic

Here comes the release at the top of the death camp docket for 2007. Egyptian necro’s Nile, have once again cooked up a set of impressive tunes for our ears to bleed over. The only thing more stunning to me than Sander’s and companies talent, is the fact that they manage to finagle their way […]

Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked

C’mon people. DO you REALLY need me to review this? What are you expecting? Trip hop? Cyber metal? Classical music? This is a Nile album fer chrissakes, and that alone will essentially dictate whether you buy this or not based on your opinion of the last three albums. My only dilemma is dressing up this […]

Nile – In Their Darkened Shrines

Ah yes, Nile. The band that has recently joined the “trendy to hate club” (founded by Cradle Of Filth). Whether it’s the false pretense of the Egyptian “gimmick”, the large label affiliation, or after two good albums, fickle metal fans are ready to move onto the next band, Nile are suddenly a hotbed of criticism. […]