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Release date: 23 May 2005
Style: Brutal death metal, Technical death metal

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01. Dusk Falls Upon The Temple Of The Serpent On The Mount Of Sunrise
02. Cast Down The Heretic
03. Sacrifice Unto Sebek
04. User-Maat-Re
05. The Burning Pits Of The Duat
06. Chapter Of Obeisance Before Giving Breath To The Inert One In The Presence Of The Crescent-Shaped Horns
07. Lashed To The Slave Stick
08. Spawn Of Uamenti
09. Annihilation Of The Wicked
10. Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten
11. Sss Haa Set Yoth [Japanese bonus]

The Best Death Metal Album Of 2005

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Karl Sanders - guitars, lead vocals, bağlama, saz, keyboards, bouzouki
Dallas Toler-Wade - guitars, vocals
George Kollias - drums, percussion
Jon Vesano - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Mike Breazale - exorcism chants, pazuzu bowl


Additional info
Recorded at The Sound Lab in Columbia, South Carolina, December 2004 - January 2005
Mixed at Rax Trax in Chicago
Recorded, mixed and produced by Neil Kernon
Recording engineer: Bob Moore

The collector's edition (5,000 copies) comes in a tin box with a custom Serpent-Ankh necklace, full-color album poster, vinyl sticker, and embroidered patch

Vinyl presses:
100 clear
200 blue swirl/black
700 tan
900 gray
1500 black (180g)

Release date for North America: 24 May 2005

Guest review by
Passenger

Rating:
9.0
In such an over explored style like Death Metal it takes a really original and virtuous band to achieve success and project their name to the top of the fans' list of favourites right on their first album. But you just started to read a review about Nile, so you already know that they are unmatchable and dominate all their instruments with the most perfect chaotic precision; to expect the best is never a mistake. "Annihilation Of The Wicked" is their fourth strike, the follow up for the masterpiece "In Their Darkened Shrines", and, well, if there was a lot to be said about the past works there's probably even more to say about this one.

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published 03.07.2005 | Comments (24)

Guest review by
danielllewis

Rating:
9.4
What else can be said about Nile? They are far greater than the average death metal band with how they manage to successfully combine raw brutality and technicality with melodic and doomy elements, all topped off with an Egyptian theme. Annihilation Of The Wicked is no exception. If for some reason you haven't heard Nile before, you're in for a treat. With Annihilation Of The Wicked, Nile has taken what they had done before, and improved upon it in every way.

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published 29.05.2009 | Comments (14)

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mz - 26.08.2013 at 11:49  
Rating: 9
Written by Angelic Storm on 26.08.2013 at 11:01

Written by mz on 26.08.2013 at 09:04
That I would disagree. Nile are show-offy and pretentious on certain level, especially on their latter albums which they lean more toward tech death. Also, it is easy to call them an ambitious band (which is not neccessarily a bad thing). For example, the length of their songs is just too long for a band as extreme as they.


Nah, I don't think the post-Annihilation albums are pretentious at all. Their first long song "To Dream Of Ur", is actually on "Black Seeds Of Vengeance", so that has been an aspect of their sound for most of their career. Just because the latter albums are a bit cleaner in terms of sonics, and a touch more technical, doesn't make them pretentious to me...

I did not meant that the longer songs started to appear on their latter albums. Also, I associate these songs with their ambitious and not pretentious, as I clearly stated. Anyway, I think that considering a band pretentious is a subjective matter and thus, let's agree to disagree . The thing that matters is that I really like some of nile's albums and this one in particular despite the fact they sound (slightly )pretentious on my ears
Angelic Storm - 26.08.2013 at 12:22  
 
Written by mz on 26.08.2013 at 11:49
Anyway, I think that considering a band pretentious is a subjective matter and thus, let's agree to disagree .


I don't think it's a subjective matter in all cases, but it is in most cases. Sounds good to me! lol
nille - 12.09.2013 at 15:39  
Rating: 10 Just say masterpiece
nille - 12.09.2013 at 15:43  
Rating: 10 A unique and wonderful album ...
Death Metal is a masterpiece ...
^Nile^ is one of the best and most excellent death metal death metal is forever in the hearts of fans
nille - 12.09.2013 at 15:50  
Rating: 10 Drums George Kollias this album is very professional ...
I think this album was a drums storm .... Full technique
nille - 12.09.2013 at 15:54  
Rating: 10 I heard the drummer with the power of nowhere and no album!!
Rulatore - 26.03.2014 at 18:37  
Rating: 10 Their best album. It even has their very best song (Cast down the Heretic). One of my all time favorites for sure.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.03.2014 at 18:38  
Rating: 8
Written by Rulatore on 26.03.2014 at 18:37

Their best album. It even has their very best song (Cast down the Heretic).

Yes, and yes. That solo.
psykometal - 26.03.2014 at 18:47  
  I used to think this was their best album. Nowadays I feel that In Their Darkened Shrines is their best album, with this album coming in second.
Deadmeat - 26.03.2014 at 20:29  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 26.03.2014 at 18:47

I used to think this was their best album. Nowadays I feel that In Their Darkened Shrines is their best album, with this album coming in second.

just the same!
deadone - 03.04.2014 at 02:29  
Rating: 7 Surprised this one rates higher than In Their Darkened Shrines.


It's good but In Their Darkened Shrines is brilliant.
psykometal - 03.04.2014 at 03:09  
 
Written by deadone on 03.04.2014 at 02:29

Surprised this one rates higher than In Their Darkened Shrines.


It's good but In Their Darkened Shrines is brilliant.

Probably has something to do with a majority of people preferring more straight forward death metal to more "progressive" forms of Death metal.

(I agree ITDS is their best)
deadone - 03.04.2014 at 03:16  
Rating: 7
Written by psykometal on 03.04.2014 at 03:09


Probably has something to do with a majority of people preferring more straight forward death metal to more "progressive" forms of Death metal.



Oh totally agree. I mean AOTW completely changes the Nile formula from ITDS by staying basically the same. That's how amazing they are.


I actually think it's down to the fact that ITDS broke the barrier and AOTW was their first "commercially successful" album. It's kinda like AJFA lay down the ground work for Black.
Apothecary - 03.04.2014 at 04:07  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 26.03.2014 at 18:47

I used to think this was their best album. Nowadays I feel that In Their Darkened Shrines is their best album, with this album coming in second.

I think it's also because of the change in sound George Kollias brought to the band with more no-holds-barred, blitzkrieg drumming. Which is good, but as you said, ITDS is much better. Tony Laureano's a better drummer all around too, better manipulation of tempo. But in part that's understandable, because he's been in a much greater variety of bands than has Kollias.
Rulatore - 03.04.2014 at 04:24  
Rating: 10
Written by psykometal on 03.04.2014 at 03:09

Written by deadone on 03.04.2014 at 02:29

Surprised this one rates higher than In Their Darkened Shrines.


It's good but In Their Darkened Shrines is brilliant.

Probably has something to do with a majority of people preferring more straight forward death metal to more "progressive" forms of Death metal.

(I agree ITDS is their best)

I actually like this one better because of the production. The others are good, but I can't stand the production. I'm not saying that they would sound amazing with clean production, I just don't like them. Otherwise, very good albums.
psykometal - 03.04.2014 at 06:06  
  Their style did change a little with the addition of Kollias. As Che noted, they became more blast-centric than before, and ultimately a little more straight forward than they were on ITDS. When I said progressive, I didn't mean literally progressive death metal as in Obscura/Beyond Creation type stuff, I mean progressive as in not just straight forward death metal. The style of ITDS is more progressive in that it shows more variety/variation in the songs, it showcases more attention to atmospheric detail and creating that vibe of being in ancient Egypt. Whereas their albums since have typically have had more emphasis on their death metal parts than their ancient Egyptian atmosphere parts. Can probably blame that on both Kollias' addition and Karl feeling the need to release solo material that focuses strictly on ancient Egyptian folk music which likely channels much of his ability to create an ancient Egyptian atmosphere away from Nile.

@Rulatore The production is part of what made ITDS such a great album. It wouldn't work nearly as well with cleaner production.
Troy Killjoy - 03.04.2014 at 14:52  
 
Written by psykometal on 03.04.2014 at 06:06
@Rulatore The production is part of what made ITDS such a great album. It wouldn't work nearly as well with cleaner production.

I disagree - while I enjoy raw production most of the time, I think that album could have benefited from a little more polish. Not like modern day tech-death polish, but maybe just a bit of sheen to give it some weight.
psykometal - 03.04.2014 at 15:06  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2014 at 14:52

I disagree - while I enjoy raw production most of the time, I think that album could have benefited from a little more polish. Not like modern day tech-death polish, but maybe just a bit of sheen to give it some weight.

Certainly a rather ironic situation, as I usually prefer polished production far in favor of raw production, but this is one of the few albums where my preference is polarized.
God Buster 鬼 - 17.08.2014 at 20:04  
Rating: 4 I don't know how to appreciate this album...,but the 2nd and 3rd are killers then goes down and further down towards the abysss.
Ilham - 17.08.2014 at 20:11  
Rating: 9
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 17.08.2014 at 20:04
the 2nd and 3rd are killers then goes down and further down towards the abysss.

Of course it goes down after the second track, "Cast Down The Heretic" is one of the best songs Nile has ever written. I would obviously not go to the extent of saying the rest is abysmal though.
God Buster 鬼 - 17.08.2014 at 20:18  
Rating: 4
Written by Ilham on 17.08.2014 at 20:11

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 17.08.2014 at 20:04

the 2nd and 3rd are killers then goes down and further down towards the abysss.

Of course it goes down after the second track, Cast Down The Heretic is one of the best songs Nile has ever written. I would obviously not go to the extent of saying the rest is abysmal though.

Yes, luckily it didn't reach the bottom, so I rated 4 instead of 1 :-)
Ilham - 17.08.2014 at 20:23  
Rating: 9
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 17.08.2014 at 20:18
Yes, luckily it didn't reach the bottom, so I rated 4 instead of 1 :-)

Well, your rating is your business. But did you pay attention until the end? Because "Lashed To The Slave Stick" is a great song, and "Annihilation Of The Wicked" as well.
God Buster 鬼 - 17.08.2014 at 20:29  
Rating: 4
Written by Ilham on 17.08.2014 at 20:23

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 17.08.2014 at 20:18
Yes, luckily it didn't reach the bottom, so I rated 4 instead of 1 :-)

Well, your rating is your business. But did you pay attention until the end? Because "Lashed To The Slave Stick" is a great song, and "Annihilation Of The Wicked" as well.

Yes," Lashed..."was the only better track next to the 2nd and 3rd, the rest all dumb.
mz - 17.08.2014 at 22:45  
Rating: 9 Why these wankers can't make anything like this again :'(
Ilham - 18.08.2014 at 00:05  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 17.08.2014 at 22:45

Why these wankers can't make anything like this again :'(

I don't mind if they don't. I'm fine with having just this one to cherish and a couple others to like.
Lit. - 18.08.2014 at 00:55  
  I think To Whom The Gods Detest is the only thing that comes closest to this record. It's the only other Nile album I appreciate as much as Annihilation, at least.
psykometal - 18.08.2014 at 00:56  
  I'd rather another like In Their Darkened Shrines.
deadone - 18.08.2014 at 03:15  
Rating: 7
Written by psykometal on 18.08.2014 at 00:56

I'd rather another like In Their Darkened Shrines.



+1 amigo!
Marcel Hubregtse - 18.08.2014 at 11:42  
Rating: 6
Written by psykometal on 18.08.2014 at 00:56

I'd rather another like In Their Darkened Shrines.


Still their pinnacle by far that album.
mz - 18.08.2014 at 12:23  
Rating: 9 Ok I'd like one new Their Darkened Shrines followed by one new AotW

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