Nile - At The Gate Of Sethu


7.6 | 299 votes |
Release date: 29 June 2012
Style: Brutal death metal, Technical death metal

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01. Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
02. The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased
03. The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh
04. When My Wrath Is Done
05. Slaves Of Xul
06. The Gods Who Light Up The Sky At The Gate Of Sethu
07. Natural Liberation Of Fear Through The Ritual Deception Of Death
08. Ethno-Musicological Cannibalisms
09. Tribunal Of The Dead
10. Supreme Humanism Of Megalomania
11. The Chaining Of The Iniquitous
12. Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame [instrumental version] [bonus]
13. The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh [instrumental version] [bonus]

Line-up
George Kollias - drums, percussion
Chris Lollis - bass, vocals
Dallas Toler-Wade - bass, guitars, vocals
Karl Sanders - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals

Session musicians
Todd Ellis - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Jon Vesano - additional vocals

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
8.5
Nile have been going for a long time, and are one of the few death metal bands that have been so consistently brilliant with each release for this long. Each album in the catalogue has been subtly different, and number seven At The Gate Of Sethu is no different.

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published 29.06.2012 | Comments (52)

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17.08.2012 - 17:16
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
It sounds like they're just trying to hard to be and ultra brootal technical death metal band even though Karl is 48 and losing almost all of his musical capabilities (sorry Karl, you're not Wolfgang Teske). The overall sound is weak, especially the vocals.
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19.08.2012 - 18:14
J. N.
Written by Alex F on 17.08.2012 at 17:16
It sounds like they're just trying to hard to be and ultra brootal technical death metal band even though Karl is 48 and losing almost all of his musical capabilities (sorry Karl, you're not Wolfgang Teske). The overall sound is weak, especially the vocals.

Thankfully, Dying Fetus still manage.
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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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19.08.2012 - 18:17
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by J. N. on 19.08.2012 at 18:14

Thankfully, Dying Fetus still manage.

As true as any statement could ever be.
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23.08.2012 - 12:40
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Pretty enjoyable album for me. I actually can't remember the older Nile albums I listened to, it was such a long time ago but this one might make me go back a little.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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23.08.2012 - 13:04
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I wasnt much impressed by that album...but maybe it needs more times...i am but not willing to give them to it...
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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28.10.2012 - 23:58
Rating: 4
RobHalford
Nile has somehow made a very interesting lyrical topic quite stale. What a shame.
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03.11.2012 - 05:35
Rating: 8
matai65
At first i wasnt too sure about this release but after a few more listens i really like it.The productions different but it still works for me,another excellent release from one of deathmetals finest!
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17.11.2012 - 12:06
Rating: 9
HAAZBRUTAL8666
This album has outstanding riffs, just cuz the vocals are decipherable doesn't mean it deserves a fuckin' 5. It still has the awesome background lows that accompany the main vocals nicely. This is an awesome album for sure. Yeah it ain't In Their Darkened Shrines brutal , but it shows great progression of talent within the band.
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17.02.2013 - 22:02
Rating: 9
Butters49
This album is much better than their last release, in my opinion.
It's like a cosmic blend of old-skool Nile with New-Skool Nile.
I fucking love it!
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"Sataaaaaaaaan. Yeah yeah!"
-King Diamond
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18.02.2013 - 01:46
Rating: 9
Slayfex
Yes! Just yes! Awesome work!
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06.03.2013 - 23:03
nille
There is a good album ....
Composers and musicians were always very good at . . .
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19.03.2013 - 10:33
Rating: 6
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Probably the worst vocals i've heard in many years among with Mameli's on the latest Pestilence album. (of course, i mean that they are awfull in comparison with the amazing vocal work these 2 bands used to have on their previous albums)
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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12.09.2014 - 13:29
Rating: 7
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
The Nile talk in pub thread made me to listen to this record again, I enjoyed it funnily !
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The Fangirl.
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12.09.2014 - 14:22
Rating: 5
Ilham
Giant robot
Same, thanks Joe for reminding me about this.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. The whole thing sounds paper thin. Some songs are aimless and sound almost unfinished. The riffs are weak and unoriginal. It's not even technically interesting. Where is that groove and that atmosphere? Even the interludes sound like they're put there because they felt compelled to. The instrumental bonus tracks are actually much more satisfying in terms of production. They sound fuller than the rest of the album, and they're not ruined by the inconsistent and too prominent vocals.

I am extremely disappointed and thankful I didn't listen to this earlier. This album is a pale imitation of what they were before.

*Cleanses her ears with a round of Lashed To The Slave Stick and Cast Down The Heretic*
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12.09.2014 - 15:25
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Good choice of detox songs. My fave Nile tracks.
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12.09.2014 - 15:32
Rating: 7
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
haha I must brush up my taste
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The Fangirl.
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12.09.2014 - 15:39
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Angel N. on 12.09.2014 at 15:32

haha I must brush up my taste

You can brush up against me instead

That's enough creepy talk from me today.
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12.09.2014 - 15:40
Rating: 5
Ilham
Giant robot
Hey, good for you if you like it. I'd have loved to love it. I was a huge fan of Nile, and it's not pleasant to be this disappointed.
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12.09.2014 - 16:03
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Hmm, I remember liking this enough to buy it when I saw it in the local record store. Wasn't exactly blown away by it but I don't think it's a significant departure from their back catalog.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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12.09.2014 - 17:54
Rating: 5
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.09.2014 at 16:03

I don't think it's a significant departure from their back catalog.

It sounded to me like a watered down version of their back catalog. It's not terrible, but from what I remember it just made me wanna listen to their better albums.
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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14.09.2014 - 19:43
Rating: 8
Rulatore
I'm confused. I liked the vocals here (even the guest one, like in "The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased") and the Pestilence's new one (Actually, it is the only thing that I liked from that album).
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26.08.2015 - 18:59
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Some masterfully crafted moments here and there - particularly on the first three tracks - but overall it's just passable Nile...which is still good.
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