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Nile – What Should Not Be Unearthed – Album Review

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What Should Not Be Unearthed
Nuclear Blast
Release Date: 28 August 2015
Review by Salla Harjula

It’s a brutal assault this one. Nile have noticeably started to clear a path back from their most impenetrable tech death jungles on their last couple of releases. Personally, that’s the way I like it.

Make no mistake; it’s still a Nile album. So elaborate guitar rambles and blistering express drumming abound. But now the merciless ferocity is more tangible and forthright, and there are accessible songs discernible amidst the technical tech. Like Karl Sanders himself says, this is metal you can throw on the spinner and get. And rock out to.

Well, as much as you can while still remaining the fathers of extravagant death complexity drawing inspiration from ancient Egyptian mythology.

As ever in a Nile piece, there’s a cool concept behind this one. It’s more fun to dig at the depths of it yourself, but let’s say that on top of the usual Egyptian deities and daemons, we have a bit of philosophical horror going on here.

The single release Call to Destruction is what this savage opus is all about.





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