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At the Gate of Sethu

by Nile
At the Gate of Sethu by Nile
Released: Jul 2012
Label: Nuclear Blast
While Nile's seventh doesn't have any titles as great as "Masturbating the War God" or "Chapter for Transforming into a Snake," At the Gate of Sethu does begin with a History Channel-worthy sonic recreation of ancient times, and the first song does have the word "molestation" in the title, so longtime fans can rest assured: Nile are still weird. There are also fiends, degradation and "the ritual deception of death," whatever that is. They're one of the most blurrily proficient bands in the technical death metal arena; the jaw-dropping guitar work of Karl Sanders begins to blaze on track three.
Mike McGuirk