Making 2015 even more brutal than it already is, today we have the legendary Nile returning with yet another punishing release via “What Should Not Be Unearthed”. Karl Sanders and company return with their signature Technical/Brutal Death Metal with Egyptian influences and deliver around 50 minutes of uncompromising brutality that will ravage your eardrums from start to finish.
Opening with the monumental “Call to Destruction”, the band quickly delivers the first blow of furious riffs and crushing drumming. The band is set on a path of destruction with this release being considerably more brutal than their previous one. The sound of tracks like “Negating the Abominable Coils of Apep” and the ravaging “Liber Stellae – Rubaeae”, is quite heavier and more in the Brutal Death Metal side of things when comparing it to the band’s previous release “At the Gate of Sethu”.
The sheer brutality and dominance of “In the Name of Amun” makes it one of our favorite tracks in this release, however, most songs quite intense and nearly as devastating. Some other tracks have very interesting riffing styles like the relentless “Evil to Cast Out Evil” and the crushing closer “To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed”. If you can count on something in every Nile release is that the riffing will be creative and fresh, never allowing the band’s style to go stale or repetitive.
As a whole, “What Should Not Be Unearthed” is a very solid release filled with excellent guitar work and surgical drumming. The album’s production is quite heavy (compared to the last one) adding a great deal of brutality into the mix, making this one of the heaviest albums that Nile has released in their career. If you are looking for catchy and brutal Death Metal, this is one release that you need to own.
|Album: What Should Not Be Unearthed
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release: August 28th, 2015
Genre: Brutal Death Metal