1. Dust falls upon the Temple of the Serpent on the Mount of Sunrise

2. Cast upon down the Heretic

3. User-Maat-Re

4. The burning pits of the Dout

5. Chapter of Obeisance giving breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns

6. Lashed to the Slave Stick

7. Sprawn of Vamenti

8. Annihilation of the Wicked

9. Von unaussprechlichen Kulten



Karl Sanders: Guitars, Vocals
Dallas Toler-Wade: Guitars, Vocals
George Kollias: Drums

NILE: "Annihilation of the Wicked"          nile               Relapse

distributed in Switzerland by Irascible Distribution                    

review by Gianrichy "Richy" Giamboi ___          



If you will show Nile even the tiniest weakness, they will catch you, making of you a slave without possibility to escape  


Finally here it is! The album for witch the whole community of the Nile-addicted has been waiting with persistent impatience!! To avoid every misunderstanding: This longplay should put the US-guys on one of the highest altars of the death metal Olympus! Just let us close our eyes and start the journey to the far land of the old pharaos and their ancient cults…


An orientalic and atmospheric intro takes us to the shores of Egypt where the first song awaits us with its blast eruptions. Nile have become clearer in their sound, in a special way a little bit straighter and perhaps also a bit more concrete in their compositions. One superb riff follows the next, the times when the accelerator is not pushed to the bottom oriental melodies flow into the the sound and give to the music the typical Nile-touch, so that no doubt can subsist anymore Nile are back! Better than ever!


This band shows, that in despite of some line-up changes and already a lot of recorded albums, a band can improve without stopping in its development or trying to get attention through changing their music through absurd experiments. This music comes from the heart, its inside of their soul and only has to come to the surface, genuine and pure!


There is no need to describe every song of this masterpiece because “Annihilation of the Wicked” is a homogene creation. Perhaps the german titled ending track is a little bit different by using a riff that is almost too catchy, too simple and too obvious if compared to the immense compositions that we are used by listening to this band.  


I hope the listener will find the key to this type of music. For those who will get in touch with Nile for the first time without having any clue of what is awaiting them, I have to speak out a warning. If you will show Nile even the tiniest weakness, they will catch you, feed on your brain, your heart and your soul, making of you a slave without possibility to escape! I don’t know if I will ever want to take out this cd from my hifi, probably “Annihilation of the Wicked” will always stay there! Ok, perhaps after the release of the next Nile album, who knows…

rating: 9.8/10

Gianrichy Giamboi


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