Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest


8.5 | 561 votes |
Release date: 30 October 2009
Style: Brutal death metal, Technical death metal

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01. Kafir
02. Hittite Dung Incantation
03. Utterances Of The Crawling Dead
04. Those Whom The Gods Detest
05. 4th Arra Of Dagon
06. Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
07. Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual In The Abandoned Towers Of Silence
08. Kem Khefa Kheshef
09. The Eye Of Ra
10. Iskander D'hul Kharnon

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
8.0
Those Whom The Gods Detest is an intense, explosion of technical death metal that immediately upstages the band's most recent releases. Nile pulled out all the stops with this one, but unfortunately still produced nothing that will keep you addicted two months down the line. The Nile name can never be overlooked however, and within Those Whom The Gods Detest you will find a death metal album of all the usual Nile traits, which includes the band's usual inexplicable musicianship.

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published 04.11.2009 | Comments (69)

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18.04.2010 - 01:00
J. N.
Perfection!
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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15.06.2010 - 20:52
AyΣm
Abyssal Zebra
Better than Ithyphallic.
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13.07.2010 - 13:40
K.I.N.G
Account deleted
One of their best albums
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13.07.2010 - 15:12
Rating: 8
vezzy
Stallmanite
This is actually a pretty great release. The Egyptian vibe fits well here.
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13.07.2010 - 15:24
Rating: 10
I_Die_Often
It's Nile so I think it's great!!!
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Old enough to be your Daddy... speaking of which... you look familiar... do I know your mother???
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02.09.2010 - 23:37
Wishmaster
Account deleted
Very very good album!
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13.01.2011 - 18:10
Rating: 9
fosi
Great album!!!
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18.01.2011 - 20:16
JD
Account deleted
Some Info: "The first song Kafir means Atheist"
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16.02.2012 - 18:53
Rating: 9
serega25
Very good album. My favorite song is 4th Arra Of Dagon \m/
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20.03.2012 - 00:54
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
In my opinion this is as good an album as Nile can do, though their next album may be even better. Yes, I am a big fan of the band, but i don't think that accounts for the fact that what we have here is fucking brilliant indeed. Definitely one of their best albums.
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24.05.2012 - 02:36
Illog1cal
Account deleted
My favourite Nile album, it lacks a little in the atmosphere of albums like In Their Darkened Shrines however, it makes up for that with undeniable heavieness and blistering riffing. The quality of the recording is perfect, George Kollias's drumming is the best it has ever been - inventive and works with the songs well. The chanting of "Arra, Arra, Arra... Dagon, Dagon, Dagon" in '4th Arra of Dagon' is something that is quite unique so thats one stand out song. Overall there is nothing much to complain about.
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18.01.2013 - 20:31
Rating: 9
bblitz
Amazing amazing album.Nile is one of the best death metal acts out there.

Arra Arra!! Dagon!! Dagon!!!
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21.01.2013 - 17:23
Rating: 9
bblitz
I wrote post about this album already but you guys must hear this:
The digipack edition is AMAZING!! It has these fantastic drawings
covered with some material when you put your finger it feels like
freakin' snakes skin!! I've never seen this,it looks like it came
from cursed tomb of pharaoh on the front,I'm pretty scared
can't belive this.Amazing how this band is dedicated.
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29.01.2014 - 19:43
Rating: 10
Don_Morita
This is one of the best Death Metal Albums I ever listened to. This virtuosity... I can't believe the crushing speed is really followed by those slow bone breaking doomy riffs. And I don't have to talk about the drumming I think because it's superb. I also love those instrumental songs with their oriental flair, just great. There will never be a Death Metal Album which can get near to this one in points of technical and atmospherical perfection. Congratulations, Nile! You made it into history as one of the greatest Death Metal Bands of all time.
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01.03.2014 - 18:48
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Don_Morita on 29.01.2014 at 19:43

This is one of the best Death Metal Albums I ever listened to. This virtuosity... I can't believe the crushing speed is really followed by those slow bone breaking doomy riffs. And I don't have to talk about the drumming I think because it's superb. I also love those instrumental songs with their oriental flair, just great. There will never be a Death Metal Album which can get near to this one in points of technical and atmospherical perfection. Congratulations, Nile! You made it into history as one of the greatest Death Metal Bands of all time.

In Their Darkened Shrines is far superior, and the pinnacle of their career.
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25.08.2014 - 20:23
Rating: 10
slaytanic_
Amazing amazing album.Nile is one of the best death metal acts out there.
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12.09.2014 - 14:58
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Correcting that old post of JD's. Actually "kaffir" means "misbeliever" or infidel in general. Not necessarily atheist, could be used for anyone non-muslim.

Listened to this one after listening to that catastrophe of an album they should have called At The Gates Of Stfu. Maybe that explains my positive reaction to this one. If my memory isn't failing me, this is one is more energetic than Ithyphallic as well. The songs are a bit long and that's rarely something I like. But I can't find anything else to complain about for now, At The Fails Of Sethu is too fresh in my head.
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12.09.2014 - 15:34
Rating: 7
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 12.09.2014 at 14:58

Correcting that old post of JD's. Actually "kaffir" means "misbeliever" or infidel in general. Not necessarily atheist, could be used for anyone non-muslim.

I'm not stalking you I was just curious to know what you would think about this one and then I must agree with you about your definition of Kafir, that's right.
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12.09.2014 - 15:56
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Angel N. on 12.09.2014 at 15:34

I'm not stalking you I was just curious to know what you would think about this one and then I must agree with you about your definition of Kafir, that's right.

Yeah I've had worse stalkers, I'm not afraid .
I finally caught up with Nile today. I still have to give this one another go soon, I might have been just "fooled" by the good production. Compared to At The Gates Of See Through production. And I couldn't leave that wrong translation there, it's too much of an important concept in Islam.
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12.09.2014 - 16:51
Rating: 7
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 12.09.2014 at 15:56

I still have to give this one another go soon, I might have been just "fooled" by the good production. Compared to At The Gates Of See Through production.

I like how Nile is flowing in my room today I think it's definitely standing one step higher than their latest release in 2012.
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12.09.2014 - 17:45
Rating: 7
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Nope, it doesn't really deserve more than 7 now that I have heard the whole album for two times, I wish I could rate At The Gates of Sethu 6.5, yeah I must stand corrected that these two albums are not that different.
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29.04.2015 - 19:10
AV6
For me, this album must be the biggest letdown I've ever had. Just felt bland. Sounds like they toned down the brutality, and concentrated bit too much on the technicality (and where did they head on from here...)
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18.08.2016 - 03:51
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Kafir, Utterances of the Crawling Dead, and The Eye of Ra are fantastic; these are songs I can listen to over and over again.

Unfortunately, the rest of the album is merely decent and, while some of the other songs are pretty good, a lot of them don't do a ton for me. Hard to decide between 7 or 8, but I think I'll err on the side of a high 7.
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16.11.2017 - 16:17
metaladdicted
Nile's best album
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16.11.2017 - 17:14
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by metaladdicted on 16.11.2017 at 16:17

Nile's best album

You are so wrong, I have to say.
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