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Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Genre: Metal
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All Artists: Nile
Title: Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Relapse Records
Original Release Date: 4/16/1998
Release Date: 4/16/1998
Genre: Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 781676698356, 781676698325

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Arachnotron | I don't know... | 10/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really love this album from beginning to end. All the songs in this album has a powerful, magical feeling to it and you won't be able to stop head banging too...:) Anyways, I really appreciate this band combining death metal with egyptian music, and the combination is very well done. The vocals are amazing, and I love the guitar riffs. The drums are fast too... if you're a death metal fan...this album is an album you won't want to miss"
Beautifully executed death metal w/ an Egyptian flair.
fingersinthethroat | 08/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In today's world of occaisionally monotonous death metal, Nile act as a beacon of originality, setting themselves apart from pretty much every other death metal band. The faint of heart beware, this album is anything but an easy ride. The songs contained on this disc could be some of the most brutal DM material I've ever heard, next to Cryptopsy's "Whisper Supremecy". While the music is very punishing, you can tell that the band put a lot of emphasis into the technical side of songwriting, for the songs seem very intricately put together. Nile are a truly unique band, and any self-respecting death metal fan should own a copy of this album. Ancient Egypt never sounded so good. Favourite Tracks: Smashing the Antiu, Serpent Headed Mask, Ramses Bringer of War."
An impressively original release
Jason | The Crossroads | 04/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first heard Nile, I was expecting just a fairly generic brutal death band which happened to have Egyptian themed lyrics etc. I was pleasantly mistaken, however, when I found that this was an excellent and higly original album. By using somewhat melodic riffs often in eastern-type pentatonic scales, even the guitarwork gives a very Egyptian feel, such as in the opening of Serpent Headed Mask. This is added to by the barrage of tastefully employed synth and Egyptian instrument and chanting sounds, to give the band a sound genuinely different from any other. There is also plenty of diversity, such as the chanting of Kudurra Maqlu, the slow brutality of Stones Of Sorrow, the semi-cover of Holst's 'Mars the Bringer of War' (yes kiddies, it's based on classical music. I'll pause for closedminded people to go and browse the Mortician reviews), and the utter wierdness of Die Rache Krieg etc. The guitarwork is quite technical, with a flurry of always changing riffs, and the drumming is, well not quite Flo Mounier standard, but not that far off. My only complaint is that I really dislike the 'how low can you go?' Chris Barnes-esque vocals but the music is compelling enough that in this case I can ignore them. Well worth the hype, and highly recommended to the openminded metalhead."