Nile / Ithyphallic
Album: Ithyphallic   Collection:General
Artist:Nile   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Nuclear Blast  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-10-14 Pull Date: 2007-12-16 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Dec 16 Nov 18 Oct 21
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 12, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Laying Fire Upon Apep
4. Oct 17, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Laying Fire Upon Apep
2. Nov 17, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
The Essential Salts
5. Oct 17, 2007: Brownian Motion
Even The Gods Must Die
3. Nov 14, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Laying Fire Upon Apep

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-10-12
Big-ass epic death metal with the usual Egyptian and Lovecraftian themes. Often technical and usually intense throughout most every song.

(((((1))))) Giant intro then blasting death metal, great riffing all the way through.
((((2)))) Pretty technical death metal ‘ala Morbid Angel but denser and riffy.
((((3)))) Doomy in the start then buries you with a ton of riffs and ultra-fast rage that pulls back here & there.
((((4))) Crazed tech-metal structure that actually works insane speed. Lyrics are actually understandable at times.
(((((5))))) Solid midpaced death-doom to giving way to occasionally blast.
((((((6))))) Absurdly fast and intense DM. Holy fuck is this fast!
((((7))))) Also very fast but oddly catchy in the melodic hooks in the riffage and the vocal structures.
((((8)))) Typical of Nile but another good acoustic “traditional Egyptian” interlude.
((((9)))) Weirdly lo-fi and guttural not unlike #7 but more focused on the rage.
(((((10))))) More “big fuckin’ epics” steady, riffy and expansive. A nice mix of death/doom and lots of rad percussion parts in the latter half.
(((11))) Sounds like the “no vocals” version of about 10 of their songs. Meh.
((((12)))) Furious and explosive death metal that just gets faster then faster. If you love blast beats – you’ll love this.

Track Listing
1. What Can Be Safely Written   7. The Essential Salts
2. As He Creates So He Destroys   8. The Infinity Of Stone
3. Ithyphallic   9. Language Of The Shadows
4. Papyrus...   10. Even The Gods Must Die
5. Eat Of The Dead   11. As He Creates...
6. Laying Fire Upon Apep   12. Papyrus