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Release date: 1998
Style: Brutal death metal, Technical death metal

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01. Smashing The Antiu
02. Barra Edinazzu
03. Kudurru Maqlu
04. Serpent Headed Mask
05. Ramses Bringer Of War
06. Stones Of Sorrow
07. Die Rache Krieg Lied Der Assyriche
08. The Howling Of The Jinn
09. Pestilence And Iniquity
10. Opening Of The Mouth
11. Beneath Eternal Oceans Of Sand

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Released in April of 1998, Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka is the first full length album of Egyptian Death Metallers Nile. Sporting a different approach to death metal, and metal in general, this album shows Nile in their "raw" form. This is where it began, and what would eventually lead to later masterpieces such as "In Their Darkened Shrines."

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published 07.07.2006 | Comments (18)

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Headbanger009 - 19.02.2010 at 15:20  
  Any good are these guys? Getting some now
Ellrohir - 19.02.2010 at 15:29  
  Maybe the best album by them, if you ask me
Perseverance - 15.08.2010 at 14:28  
  I like the sample of Mars in "Ramses Bringer of War"
Angelic Storm - 15.08.2010 at 14:34  
  Really great debut. Definitely better than some of their later albums. xD
RavenKing - 15.08.2010 at 19:27  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.08.2010 at 14:34

Really great debut. Definitely better than some of their later albums. xD


I'm really not a Death Metal fan but I would say it's the only Nile album I can moderately enjoy. They went too much plain Brutal Death after this album.
Angelic Storm - 15.08.2010 at 20:20  
 
Written by RavenKing on 15.08.2010 at 19:27
I'm really not a Death Metal fan but I would say it's the only Nile album I can moderately enjoy. They went too much plain Brutal Death after this album.


Although I like quite a lot of Nile's later stuff as well, the reason why I have a particular fondness for the debut, is the sound is more textured, and the egyptian influences are allowed to shine through a lot more. This is also why "Black Seeds Of Vengeance" is the album of theirs I like the least. The brutality is a tad too overwhelming, which for a band like Nile, who's uniqueness all comes from their egyptian influenced sound, wasnt a good thing. The debut is brutal, but not overtly so. So the songs, and their unique sounds have much more room to breath. Really, it is IMO one of the classic death metal debuts, and one of the very few that is also compellingly original.
RavenKing - 15.08.2010 at 20:35  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 15.08.2010 at 20:20

Although I like quite a lot of Nile's later stuff as well, the reason why I have a particular fondness for the debut, is the sound is more textured, and the egyptian influences are allowed to shine through a lot more. This is also why "Black Seeds Of Vengeance" is the album of theirs I like the least. The brutality is a tad too overwhelming, which for a band like Nile, who's uniqueness all comes from their egyptian influenced sound, wasnt a good thing. The debut is brutal, but not overtly so. So the songs, and their unique sounds have much more room to breath. Really, it is IMO one of the classic death metal debuts, and one of the very few that is also compellingly original.


That's pretty much how I draw a line between this album and the rest of Nile's discography. After that, they went too much for sheer brutality, at the expense of the other elements.
BloodFireDeath - 10.12.2010 at 00:05  
  I have to say this is their best album. Best song length, brutal, atmospheric, the attitude is there. Good stuff. Recommend to ANYONE who likes ANY death metal.
BloodFireDeath - 10.12.2010 at 00:05  
  Unless you like metal core. Then you should go gut yourself with a wooden cooking spoon.
Deadmeat - 20.06.2011 at 23:34  
Rating: 7 I dont know why but i cannot fucking get into this album. i listened to it many many times with no good result. i was expecting for something great...
M C Vice - 24.10.2011 at 13:23  
Rating: 6
Written by Deadmeat on 20.06.2011 at 23:34

I dont know why but i cannot fucking get into this album. i listened to it many many times with no good result. i was expecting for something great...

I agree. Tracks 5 and 11 were real good, but the rest is just a reminder of why I don't like American Death Metal. There's no emotion or atmosphere/ambiance/spirit/whatever you want to call it. No FEEL to it.
JD - 24.10.2011 at 13:38  
Rating: 7 ^ Oh really? for shame.
bblitz - 17.11.2012 at 17:53  
  Awesome album.

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