Nile rumbles — “The scourge of Amalek is upon you” – hardly a hyperbole. These South Carolinians construct some of the most sinister patterns known to man. 180 beats per minute, brutal growls and Middle Eastern influences — all weaved into a vicious arrangement. Channeling Florida death contemporaries, Nile crafts a truly ravishing Egyptian dissonance at an intensity unparalled. Here, these assault patterns are unique, recognizable and quite atmospheric, a rarity within this lineage.
Egyptian chants and not so poetic gruesome mythology – “Horus hammereth them. Nepthys hacketh them to bits. The eye of Ra eateth into their faces. Their carcasses will be consumed in the desert”. Guttural growls, sharp temporal variations, and ruthless bass lines – all peacefully coexisting with electrifying melodies. With these rich signatures, Karl Sanders effortlessly heaves the listener into an intricate, enchanting and extreme terrain.
By Alexandre Cardoso (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_8503) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons