Nile Annihilation Of The Wicked on Limited Edition Colored 2LP
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All four of South Carolina technical death metal band Nile's classic Relapse Records albums will be available again on vinyl for the first time in over a decade including Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka (1998), Black Seeds of Vengeance (2000), In Their Darkened Shrines (2002) and Annihilation of the Wicked (2005). All four of the albums will be pressed on limited edition colored vinyl and will include a download card for the entire record.
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. With their fourth and final release on Relapse, Annihilation of the Wicked, Nile proved themselves to be peerless in the modern day extreme metal world. Unarguably their strongest and most creative work to date, Annihilation is chock full of the blasting extremity and epic arrangements that have become Nile trademarks.
Swarming guitars unleash razor sharp hooks, relentless drum blasts push human limits of endurance, and vicious vocals deliver strike after strike in a more concise, precise and balanced attack than ever before. The drive of Annihilation of the Wicked slows only to build to dizzying heights of excitement or pace the onslaught with a more-measured intensity. World-class production courtesy of Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore) showcases Niles's savagery and subtleties alike on what is their most commanding statement of intent yet.
Nile Annihilation Of The Wicked Track Listing:
1. Dusk Falls Upon The Temple Of The Serpent On The Mount Of Sunrise
2. Cast Down The Heretic
3. Sacrifice Unto Sebek
5. The Burning Pits Of The Duat
6. Chapter Of Obeisance Before Giving Breath To The Inert One In The Presence Of The Cresent Shaped Horns
7. Lashed To The Slave Stick
8. Spawn Of Uamenti
9. Annihilation Of The Wicked
10. Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten