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Date Added: Jun 3, 2002 Reviews 63 Views 10580
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Band:Nile [add link] [band profile
Title:In Their Darkened Shrines
Label:Relapse [add link]
Released:2002
Categories:Black Metal
Bio:
Tracks:The Blessed Dead
Execration Text
Sarcophagus
Kheftiu Asar Butchiu
Unas Slayer of the Gods
Churning the Maelstrom
I Whisper in the Ear of the Dead
Wind of Horus
In Their Darkened Shrines (I - Hall of Saurian Entombment - II - Invocation to Seditious Heresy - III - Destruction of the Temple of the Enemies of Ra - IV - Ruins)
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:Jul 24,2002 7:26pm - post by anonymous
Sets a new standard for death metal. 10 skulls.........buy or die.........
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:Jul 24,2002 7:32pm - post by anonymous
Nile's new album meets and exceeds the incredibly lofty expectations that have been placed on it since the success of Black Seeds of Vengeance. In Their Darkened Shrine had a lot to live up to considering their previous album was one of the best received of that year, and it seems that this album will be finding its way onto a lot of year end lists as well. Nile have constructed a flawless album that sees them playing to their strengths and propelling themselves forward at the same time. It's not surprising that Nile has come out with such a strong album. But what is surprising is that they've come out with an album that is ultimately more successful than their last two masterpieces. The storylines are more in depth, the lyrics more expressive, the riffs more intense and the atmosphere more chilling. No matter how much time I spend with this record, I can't help but feel I'm still not getting all of it. I feel like I just might not actually possess all of the faculties needed to truly know this album. This means that every time I listen to it I'm treated to a new experience. Nile have positioned themselves as the American death metal band to beat, consistently challenging themselves as well as others to reach new levels of perfection. Every song is a mini-masterpiece, and there isn't the slightest inkling of filler anywhere to be found on this album. I'm not ashamed to admit that the lyrical themes are well above my attention span, but for those of you who get off on that type of shit, a cursory glance show these lyrics are as challenging and in depth as you would expect from this band. Nile also continue to deliver the goods when it comes to mixing technicality and brutality. This album crushes as much as it inspires and is simply unrivaled in the current metal world. No one has done an even modestly successful job of imitating this sound. I could go on and on about this album, but that would just be a waste of space. This is on a short list for album of the year, and any fan of music, let alone metal, should have this album in their collection.


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:Aug 16,2002 5:21pm - post by anonymous
I just think fans of Nile should keep this music underground because it's slowly reaching a level of mainstream attention.
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:Sep 18,2002 8:20pm - post by anonymous
Too strong for the weaks,to misterious for the fools, but brilliant for the eternity...Bands like Nile are the future standard of death-metal.
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:Sep 18,2002 8:20pm - post by anonymous
Too strong for the weaks,to misterious for the fools, but brilliant for the eternity...Bands like Nile are the future standard of death-metal.
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:Sep 18,2002 8:21pm - post by anonymous
Too strong for the weaks,to misterious for the fools, but brilliant for the eternity...Bands like Nile are the future standard of death-metal.
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:Sep 19,2002 8:35pm - post by RustedAngel
good hopefully nile will be on mtv soon. Id like to see that for real. As long as they don't alter their style and start having some guy come in with nu metal vocals. Either way. I don't see them becoming 'mtv mainstream' anytime soon. If you mean Metal Scene Mainstream I don't think there is anything wrong with it really. Morbid Angel is pretty popular and they still own everyone. =)
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:Sep 21,2002 8:26am - post by anonymous
restores my faith to death metal
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:Sep 22,2002 7:44pm - post by dtu1980 at yahoo.com
what can I say but Nile has done it again. These guys are amazing the album I feel is a supreme masterpeice.
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:Oct 4,2002 8:25pm - post by sandman667 at zianet.com#
Damn...what can I say. I have been waiting for this release since being blown away by "Black Seeds" 2 years ago, and I got what I expected...brutal, intelligent, technical death metal at it's finest. Already this CD is becoming a permanent resident in my CD player, and I've only owned it for 2 days. The songs are heavier than ever, the lyrics are more cryptic (thank Anubis for Sander's song explanations!) than ever, and the band sounds tighter than ever. Although i was sad to see both Chief Spires and Pete Hammoura leave the fold, the new lineup keeps up the tradition of making Nile one of the premier death metal bands around today. They set the mark for what death metal bands should strive for, and once again, they leave my mouth dropped open, and my ears bleeding. Buy this album!
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:Oct 24,2002 12:12am - post by anonymous
the long review is stolen from metaljudgement.com!
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:Nov 24,2002 9:43am - post by Static
This is the only Nile album I own. I don't like it much...bores me quite a lot. The only standout is Unas Slayer of Gods, it actually does something interesting. All the rest are mindless aggression. I like having melody in there, like Opeth or Death. Not this...yawn.
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:Nov 26,2002 10:31pm - post by anonymous
wow, anyone who says this album is boring is a complete idiot. Are you sure you arent accidentally listening to your yanni cd, douche bag?
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:Dec 12,2002 11:44pm - post by anonymous (grindyourcunt666)
jesus christ nile fuckin blows ,fuck theyre getting progressivly worse i mean amongst the catacombs was good but this shit sucks ,jesus same exact shit as before just as boring nothing ground breaking here but of course itll sell with the idiots that are into death metal these days ,christ the new singer is so live too he looks like a fuckin pro wrestler this cd may as well just be a fuckin remix of black seeds in conclusion !!!!
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:Dec 18,2002 3:49am - post by TheGreatSpaldino
Screw you man... Yanni is fucking awesome.
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:Dec 25,2002 3:47pm - post by AllanHoldsworth
Once again, amazing playing. This drummer does the killing like no one else, bringing more to the table than before. But I just can't stay interested for 50 minutes. Very repetative and not memorable. The first track is all I really need, after that it gets shut off and put back on the shelf for a while.
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:Dec 27,2002 12:07pm - post by EYEH8GOD
I bought this album and I was a bit disappointed . Too boring for me, but I'm not so much into death metal, anyway.
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:Jan 1,2003 3:06am - post by anonymous
This is the best DM album of the year!
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:Jan 9,2003 3:43pm - post by anonymous
one of the most dissapointing releases of the Year 2002!!!!
Check out Bloodbath-Ressurection through Carnage!
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:Jan 12,2003 10:36pm - post by anonymous
Whoever labels this album as "boring" is a fucking idiot. There's no need to bag it just because you're too much of a dumb cunt to notice the finer things that make this cd a fucking masterpiece.
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:Jan 12,2003 10:56pm - post by anonymous
Nile's latest release is as brutal as hell but thankfully doesn't sink into two-dimensional screaming and basic riffs like Cannibal Corpse (Cannibal Corpse are still a great band, it's just that they're style wouldn't work for Nile and would really just be a waste of their immense talent). The level of intricate technicality is mind-blowing - this album is even better than Black Seeds of Vengeance. Truly a masterpiece.
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:Jan 13,2003 9:44pm - post by anonymous
By Seth's crusty shit, this album blew me away! These guys are fucking geniuses. Every single song is brilliant. Nile have always seemed epic, and In Their Darkened Shrines only reinforces this notion. Trust me, it's the best death metal release in years.
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:Jan 13,2003 11:36pm - post by anonymous
I really didn't know much about NILE, but I bought Darkest Shrines cuz I'm going to see them play with Napalm Death here in Denver. I was really blown away!!! Sarcophagus and unas slayer of the gods are instant classics. I can't wait to see them live!!!
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:Jan 17,2003 9:52pm - post by anonymous
Every single song on this album is excellent. The Blessed Dead has got to be one of the best tracks I've ever heard. Nile are just so fucking epic and crushing. And the four part title track killed me. Get this cd now.
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:Jan 17,2003 9:57pm - post by anonymous
A masterpiece.
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:Jan 19,2003 9:44am - post by anonymous
whilst technically fucking great,theres alot of similar sounding stuff.dont get me wrong i love this album but i can see why people would find it abit boring.wind of horus kicks all ass though

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:Jan 20,2003 9:59pm - post by anonymous
A brilliant release by the current Pharaohs of death metal. Ten out of Ten. Get it.
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:Jan 28,2003 4:14am - post by anonymous
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS MAN? SHITTY SONGS FROM A SHITTY BAND!
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:Feb 7,2003 6:16am - post by anonymous
Boring!
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:Feb 12,2003 12:21pm - post by anonymous
your al f$#%kin acting like children shut the f@#k up and praise satan
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:Feb 14,2003 11:09pm - post by anonymous
Morbid Angel on amphetimines

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:Feb 15,2003 11:19pm - post by anonymous
this cds fuckin crazy. If ur lookin for insanly fast drums here u fuckin go
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:Feb 16,2003 1:08pm - post by anonymous
this cd is good,they havent changed at all.
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:Feb 16,2003 9:22pm - post by TheGreatSpaldino
Rotten Sound has faster drums
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:Feb 19,2003 5:00am - post by anonymous
boring. stagnant. monotonous. a big step down, for my dollar. the endurance and execution here is astounding, but the material is bland to my ears, leaving me wishing for the twists and turns of catacombs... the occasional unabashed simple-yet-devastating riff... the surprise segues... the better blast beats... the more blistering production. this new one is brutal, but only provides excitement at the level of something like origin. blah
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:Mar 1,2003 3:31pm - post by rilontsky
it's all been said before. Yes nile is an amazing band, Yes, in their darkened shrines is an amazing album. Fantastic lyrics, riffs and drums. I can't stay interested for the whole album tho.. but that's just because there's not enough personality in it for me. But you gotta give credit where credit where credit is due, and pound for pound this is one of the best releases of the year. The leaders of the new school.
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:Mar 26,2003 10:20am - post by fds at hotmail.com#
Best Cd out at this point.....creativity wise i'd prolly say Acacia....but Nile has opened the hole to hell....and the flames are pretty fucking hot.......FETUS MARCH 30th at FAT CATS !!!! I'VE BEEN WAITING!
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:Apr 4,2003 10:39pm - post by anonymous
FUCK DEATH METAL.......BLAST BEAT GET SO OLD.......TRY POLYRYTHMIC THRASH METAL, IT'S HEAVIER AND MORE INTERESTING........THIS ALBUM IS HEAVY BUT NOT SOMETHING I LISTEN MUCH.
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:Apr 5,2003 8:34am - post by thegreatspaldino
stupid fucking Meshuggah nut hugger...
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:Dec 17,2003 3:11pm - post by anonymous
Brutal, intelligent, magick, and innovative. what the fuck more could you ask for? there is no way that Meshuggah could be this heavy, tracks like Sarcophagus meld thunderous power with melody to a tee. Good fucking stuff.
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:Dec 17,2003 9:13pm - post by anonymous (jellyfish)
the best death metal band on the scene. Heavier than Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation, better drums than dying fetus, and eviler sounding than Deicide. Only band in the genre that compares is Morbid Angel.(go figure)
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:Dec 31,2003 3:46pm - post by anonymous (swamplorddvm)
OH MY FUCKING FICTIONAL GOD!!! This is to you ANONYMOUS. Give me a fucking break with that "polyrythmic bull shit". I'ts sad if a band has to depend on a stupid "style" of rythim to make them "good"(cool). NILE kicks ass!!! I'm with spaldin on this one, NUT HUGGER!!!
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:Jan 31,2004 4:56pm - post by anonymous
Very good death metal the opening track is probobly my favorite
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:Mar 30,2004 11:15pm - post by anonymous
I love this cd !!! My favorite songs are Execration Text and Kheftiu Asar Butchiu. Nile kicks fuckin' ass !!!!!
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:Mar 31,2004 9:18am - post by Triumphant_Gleam
this band is about as boring as the metalcore thing going on these days.....YAWN!
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:Jun 2,2004 1:11pm - post by JellyFish
ive had this cd since it was new, and i swear it gets better everytime i hear it.
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:Nov 11,2004 7:00pm - post by anonymous (malettey)
best nile album ever.....the only good death metal band out there....these guys are too good to even be called such a dumb thing like "death metal"
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:Feb 6,2005 2:09pm - post by anonymous
after rading the same shit on this thread and listening to nile myself i realized something..
for sucks sake people..how retarded do you have to be to listen to this worthless piece of recording....its boring,and absolutely terrible..id rather listen to christian rock then this pile of shit.
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:Feb 6,2005 2:10pm - post by anonymous
after reading the same shit on this thread and listening to nile myself i realized something..
for fucks sake people..how retarded do you have to be to listen to this worthless piece of recording....its boring,and absolutely terrible..id rather listen to christian rock then this pile of shit.
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:Feb 8,2005 11:10am - post by plvisser at earthlink.net#
Boring!? You guys are fucking idiots, Nile destroys all other Death Metal! Are you deaf? Did you even listen to Sarcophagus or Unas Slayer of the Gods? Open your minds a little bit and stop listening to your pussy fag music!

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:Feb 8,2005 3:02pm - post by anonymous
I cant believe you mother fuckers! Nile...boring!? Eat shit! Can you play all those phryigian scales?What was that? No? Thats what I thought! Go lick your dads asshole bitches!
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:Feb 9,2005 3:07pm - post by anonymous
Three words: NILE FUCKING RULES. And they will decapitate you if you fuck with them! You'll be just like an Iraqi P.O.W. Stupid fuck!
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:Feb 9,2005 3:10pm - post by plvisser at earthlink.net#
Yeah the only reason you people who bash Nile puit anonymous at the top of your worthless comment is because your too pussy to come out and say it with a screen name. 'Cause you know your ass would be stomped by all the true Nile fans. On that note maybe you should start listening to Christian Rock 'cause thats what you are a stupid christian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:Feb 9,2005 3:13pm - post by plvisser at earthlink.net#
HAIL SATAN! Nile is the shit period!
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:Feb 10,2005 1:32pm - post by anonymous
umm, is this website fuckign retarted? nile isnt black metal by any means possible, wow... try gettign the genre right of a few of your reviews before you put it on the damn site.
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:Feb 11,2005 10:59am - post by anonymous
hey, FUCK YOU! I didnt say Nile was black metal. I said HAIL SATAN and that Nile fucking owns. You pussy christian!
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:Aug 1,2005 10:25am - post by anonymous
this album rules nile kicks ass
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:Aug 1,2005 5:03pm - post by anonymous
nile sucks.
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:Aug 2,2005 2:10pm - post by anonymous
no one cares about ancient egypt.
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:Aug 2,2005 6:39pm - post by swamplorddvm
I care. and I love Nile. Only a moron with little in his/her brain would not care about a civilisation like ancient Egypt.
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:Aug 4,2005 11:29am - post by anonymous
learn how to spell.
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:Aug 4,2005 4:37pm - post by swamplorddvm
well, You got me there. but I'll live and Nile rules.
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:Jan 17,2006 3:24pm - post by justmustache
Forums serve meaning. You guys argue such strong points. Keep it about Nile.
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