April 21, 2009

Nile - Black Seeds of Vengeance

Genre(s) - Death metal
Origin - United States of America
Year of release - 2000
Bitrate - 128 kbps
Size - 40.69 MB

There are more fascinating ancient cultures to have walked and shaped the face of the earth than the old Egyptians that fascinate Nile so much, but it is not their lyrics that once made Black Seeds of Vengeance my most sought-after (and still favourite) release in the genre. It is the way this obsession is featured in the music itself - the "ceremonial" passages that dot the album here and there, with authentic instruments, chants, and an overall magical atmosphere. I am talking about such tracks as To Dream of Ur and the second half of Masturbating the War God, where beautiful serpentine soloes are delivered to blasts in the 240-bpm register and backed by culture-specific atmospherics that gradually gain in darkness and mystery, and then BANG- you've been impaled on the phallus of the God of fucking War.
  1. Invocation of the gate of Aat-ankh-es-en-amenti
  2. Black seeds of vengeance
  3. Defiling the gates of Ishtar
  4. The black flame
  5. Libation unto the shades who lurk in the shadows of the temple of Anhur
  6. Masturbating the war god
  7. Multitude of foes
  8. Chapter for transforming into a snake
  9. Nas akhu khan she en asbiu
  10. To dream of Ur
  11. The nameless city of the accursed
  12. Khetti satha shemsu
  13. The black hand of Set
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