Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed

What Should Not Be Unearthed

Nile

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  • Release Date 28 August 2015
  • In Stock
Code
NB3334-2
Format
CD Album
Label
Nuclear Blast

With numerous critically acclaimed albums and countless world tours under their belt, South Carolina’s Nile have raised the bar for extreme metal bands musically, lyrically and conceptually. Their withering live performances are nothing short of legendary.

Formed in 1993 by Karl Sanders (guitar / vocals), Chief Spires (bass / vocals) and Pete Hammoura (drums), Nile wasted little time combining their interest in Egyptian history, culture and lore with the ferocity of modern death metal. Using a symphonic approach to songwriting and arrangement, Nile unleashed an uncompromising attack that fused unique technical death metal with organic Middle Eastern tones.

Their unique lyrical approach was inspired by Sanders’ interpretation of ancient Egyptian inscriptions, temple carvings, papyri, hieroglyphics and tomb paintings depicting ancient battles, rituals and religious ceremonies. Each following year brought a new recording which marked a large step forward in their musical evolution. Albums such as 2002’s ambitious ‘In Their Darkened Shrines’ and the most recent ‘At The Gate Of Sethu’ took Nile’s astute songwriting and invention to dizzying new heights.

The band’s eighth studio release, ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’, once again sees them team up with mixer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Scorpions). The focus this time around is on brutally heavy metal riffing and songwriting, recalling the ‘Annihilation Of The Wicked’ album but streamlined in order to achieve maximum destructive impact. Sanders explains: “Although ‘… Unearthed’ is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from Nile over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around.”

Tracklisting
1. Call To Destruction
2. Negating The Abominable Coils Of Apep
3. Liber Stellae Rubaeae
4. In The Name Of Amun
5. What Should Not Be Unearthed
6. Evil To Cast Out Evil
7. Age Of Famine
8. Ushabti Reanimator
9. Rape Of The Black Earth
10. To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed