Nile / Annihilation of the Wicked
Album: Annihilation of the Wicked   Collection:General
Artist:Nile   Added:Jun 2005
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-18 Pull Date: 2005-09-19 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 19, 2010: public noize racket
Von Unaussprechlichen Bulten
4. May 10, 2008: Cumstains Across Bloodstains
Lashing to the Slave Stick
2. Apr 30, 2009: Nighty Night Signal to Noise
Lashing to the Slave Stick
5. Feb 26, 2007: Headcleaner
Lashing to the Slave Stick
3. May 24, 2008: Scatterbrain Radio
Sacrifice Unto Sebek
6. Aug 04, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Cast Down the Heretic

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-07-11
Brutal yet scholarly "Egyptologist death metal". This maintains the consistency & diversity they’ve had on their last two releases. Nile doesn’t release ‘concept records’ per se. They are a band that fuses deep musical/historical/mythological themes. These themes turn into seriously over the top, intense drums & riffing, and those vocals,, soo loowww & sooo wicked! The best death metal band of the current age, bar none.
((((1)))) Beautiful MIDI guitar emulation of a bouzouki.
(((((2))))) By Osiris! Prepare to be crushed! ULTRA loud riffing, severly fast & deep, death metal!
((((3)))) Morbid Angel-styled classic USDM simple vs. complex riffing: triplets vs. quadtuplet notes. A little nod to Slayer, too.
(((((4))))) Monster epic, acoustic intro, devasting mid-paced heaviness, pinch harmonics that sound good(!) & killer groove.
((((5)))) A totally blast-beat, fretboard slaying structured clinic.
((((6)))) Off-kilter, zig-zagging riffs, a little Decide in the vox but mostly original otherwise..
((((((7)))))) Beautifully intense, classic death metal drumming & riffing. Simple & direct - Total Headbangin’Valhalla !
((((8)))) Incredibly dark interlude with French horns and nasty reptile vocals - as in actual reptiles: monitors and crocodiles.
(((((9))))) Monster build up like a fuckin’ Himalyian mountain of crushing, fast to mid-paced death metal
(((((10))))) Horrific bells, doomy tempo, cymbal crashes, thudding build ups, crazy Azagothian soloing. Best vocals on the album.
---Ragnar Of Ravensfjord

Track Listing
1. Dusk Falls Upon the Temple   6. Chapter of Obeisance Before
2. Cast Down the Heretic   7. Lashing to the Slave Stick
3. Sacrifice Unto Sebek   8. Spawn of Uamenti
4. Use Maat Re   9. Annihilation of the Wicked
5. The Burning Pits of the Duat   10. Von Unaussprechlichen Bulten