Thursday, July 5, 2007

NILE: (2005) Annihilation of the Wicked

2002's In Their Darkened Shrines may have launched Nile into metal history for groundbreaking, synapse-snapping releases--and into the record-buying consciousness while crystallizing the unit's long-building promise. Annihilation Of The Wicked is rife with epic riffs, crisp, intelligent arrangements and playing that's masterfully focused. Simply put, it is a continuation of their campaign. Karl Sanders demonstrates once more that he is among the most accomplished death metal guitarists, possessing as he does not only acumen but an all-too-rare knack for creating the almighty death rock groove (best demonstrated on the title track, "Lashed To The Slave Stick"). "Cast Down The Heretic" is an instant genre classic. ––Jedd Beaudoin

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