- Product Code: NB 2224-0
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Sixth full-length album by American Brutal/Technical Death Metal band.
The first noticeable difference between "Those Whom The Gods Detest" and Nile’s past releases is the sound quality. Finally, The guitars do not sound like a two-year old trying to play the electric violin. As a result from the revamped sound quality, guitar notes and chords are easier to decipher, and the band sounds crystal clear. The most exciting news out of this, perhaps, is that the drums sound less like audible rape, and more like an actual drum set. While this is a cause for celebration, Nile has improved in so many other areas that the original celebration seems like a bonus prize found in a cereal box.
Critical reception of this album has been relatively positive. Justin Norton from the website About.com, within the website's Heavy Metal subdivision, favorited "Those Whom The Gods Detest" as being one of their best albums to date. Norton also noted the criticism towards this album's name as being anti-religious.
Egyptian atmospherics mixed with slowed speeds, and brutal technical speeds results in a delicious cocktail that cannot be repeated due to its complicated recipe. "Those Whom The Gods Detest" boosts Nile to the pinnacle of their career and as a result puts them on the top of the Technical Death Metal crowd. "Those Whom The Gods Detest" may replace "In Their Darkened Shrines" as the indispensable Nile album, and for good reason!!
The album debuted at #160 on Billboard 200 list in United States. On October 28, 2010, the band released the official video for "Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld".
Nuclear Blast Records, 2009 (NB 2224-0). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Kafir 6:50
2. Hittite Dung Incantation 3:48
3. Utterances Of The Crawling Dead 5:09
4. Those Whom The Gods Detest 8:06
5. 4th Arra Of Dagon 8:40
6. Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld 3:31
7. Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual In The Abandoned Towers Of Silence 2:32
8. Kem Khefa Khesef 6:17
9. The Eye Of Ra 5:00
10. Iskander Dhul Kharnon 6:40
Total playing time: 56:33