Those Whom the Gods Detest

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
It's hard to not be impressed by the sheer sonic onslaught that is otherwise known as Nile. Except to the most hardened death metal fanatic, the genre has a way of sounding the same after a while, but Nile is one of the few exceptions -- able to put their own unmistakable fingerprints on this heavy duty style (Egyptian-influenced lyrics and musical bits, highly impressive instrumental dexterity, etc.). And on their sixth studio effort overall, 2009's Those Whom the Gods Detest, Nile has once again proven that they are a step ahead of the rest of the pack. Although some of the sonic depth has to be attributed to producer Neil Kernon (after all, he worked with such sticklers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
It's hard to not be impressed by the sheer sonic onslaught that is otherwise known as Nile. Except to the most hardened death metal fanatic, the genre has a way of sounding the same after a while, but Nile is one of the few exceptions -- able to put their own unmistakable fingerprints on this heavy duty style (Egyptian-influenced lyrics and musical bits, highly impressive instrumental dexterity, etc.). And on their sixth studio effort overall, 2009's Those Whom the Gods Detest, Nile has once again proven that they are a step ahead of the rest of the pack. Although some of the sonic depth has to be attributed to producer Neil Kernon (after all, he worked with such sticklers for audio perfection as Queensr├┐che in the past), it's the true metallic fury that Nile create themselves that makes it all extremely impressive. Case in point, such delicious death metal ditties as "Kafir!," while on selections such as the title track and what's sure to be top metal song title of 2009, "Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual in the Abandoned Towers of Silence," Karl Sanders shows why he is considered by many to be the finest guitarist of the extreme metal genre (both songs incorporate Sanders' love of all things Middle Eastern). "Exotic" and "heavy metal" are not often terms used together, but in the case of Those Whom the Gods Detest, they go together as splendidly as peanut butter and jelly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
  • UPC: 727361222420
  • Catalog Number: 12224
  • Sales rank: 57,458

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nile Primary Artist
Karl Sanders Guitar, Vocals
Pete Hammoura Vocals, Guest Appearance
Chief Spires Vocals, Guest Appearance
Dallas Toler-Wade Bass, Guitar, Vocals
George Kollias Percussion, Drums
Mike Breazeale Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jon Vesano Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Neil Kernon Producer, Engineer
Erik Rutan Drum Engineering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing Death Metal Album!

    I agree with the reviewer before me...go out and buy this CD or download this album right away if you love metal & death metal stuff! I just bought this a couple of days ago and listened through it and was immediately hooked on it! This is officially now one of my favorite death metal albums! Being a Christian, I am not a huge fan of too awful many secular metal/death metal groups, simply because a lot of them are either too morbid, too Satanic, anti-Christian, and/or too vulgar for my taste, but there are exceptions, such as bands like Nile here. I don't mind bands whose lyrics relate to stuff like ancient Egypt and it's gods or whatever, or Norse mythology or Greek mythology or whatever. It's just artists that are extremely violent or Satanic or criticize other beliefs that really get to me...or F this and F that type stuff all the time. Nile is pretty awesome though. I love their fusion of Egyptian musical sound with blazing death metal intensity. After hearing this album and a couple other albums, I want to go pick up more of their albums eventually. If you love metal & death metal stuff and haven't heard of Nile before, check them out! No, scratch that...just go out and buy one of their albums & just listen. Trust me! If you are a Nile fan but haven't quite peeped this album out, then go pick it up asap! You won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Go out and buy it now, don't even read this review, just go buy this CD now!

    I've been a huge Nile fan since Annihilation of the wicked. Ithyphallic was good, but i like Annhilation better. This new CD is fantastic and definitely my favorite or Nile, if you like Nile you will love this album too. 1000% pure death metal. I bought it on iTunes but i heard that this album also has the historical notes like Annihilation and other albums (except Ithyphallic), so not only do you get music you get a history lesson too!

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