NILE Those Whom The Gods Detest Review
Nile has been around for quite some time now constantly gathering massive audiences when they come to town, it's no coincidence, and it sure ain't because people are tone-death idiots. No it's simply because Nile actually are composing music interesting enough.
Nile stick to the Egyptology lyrical theme as they always have. Nile could easily have started playing, Nu-Metal or just plain mainstream rock and be even more successful than they are today. Yet they choose to stick with their Death Metal style. They stick to the style they have, and they do it all simply because they love what they do. That is actually one of Niles largest assets, they are one hundred percent true no matter what.
We are completely astounded by the fact that Nile actually are able to remember all the riffs and tempo shifts that they have in each and every single song. For the guitar nerd us there are a lot of cool riffs, solos and other trickery that Karl Sanders constantly pull off. In "Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld" and "The Eye of Ra" Karls guitar figures shift in and out of rhythm yet playing the heaviest catchiest riffs you ever could imagine. Fascistic work! We are absolutely certain that Karl Sanders would play the shit out of Kirk Hammet and is capable of pulling off any weird Steve Vai trick there is in the schoolbook.
We don't have any sleeve for the promo sample so we can't tell if it is Karl himself that is singing those chants in "Kafir" or if they are samples. What we do know is that they are playing the shit out of flutes and oriental stringed instruments on the album. How we know? Well, Karl told us so!
At some point it actually feels like this is an iron man contest in progressive Death Metal. One thing is for certain, you get many notes for the money spent. Best buy! Those Whom The Gods Detest!