Nile Premieres Song From Forthcoming Album
'At the Gate of Sethu' to be released June 29
Nile’s seventh full-length At the Gate of Sethu will be released June 29 on Nuclear Blast, and today the folks over at Noisecreep have premiered one of the album’s better tracks, “The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased”.
Although Nile’s shtick is as predictable now as it ever was – ultra-brutal death metal accentuated by ambient passages and thoroughly researched lyrics that center on Egyptology – they’ve taken a slightly different approach with producer Neil Kernon this time around. The overall attack of the band is a lot rawer while leaving enough room for well-timed acoustic sections, plus former bassist Jon Vesano is back as a third vocalist on the record, his first recording with Nile since 2005’s Annihilation of the Wicked. “The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased” is a perfect example of the overall approach of At the Gate of Sethu: alternating abrasiveness and melody in the riffs by Karl Sanders and Dallas Toler-Wade, acoustic guitar that gives the song a more dynamic feel, and best of all, a truly maniacal vocal performance, which even resorts to an unsettling chant. That’s right, clean singing in a Nile song. In a year where not much death metal has blown me away – it’s early, there’s good stuff on the horizon – the new Nile album has done just that, and is sure to be a fan pleaser.