At the Gate of Sethu
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 29 June, 2012
Playing time: 47:33

The ones familiar with the band know what to expect, and that is exactly what the band serve. Like the song titles, the music is again rather complex. Head of the pack Karl Sanders changes his members as often like a harlot changes her underwear, but that doesn't change the band's style.

The album is again full of Egyptian stories and influences. Songs with complex rhythms and angry growls are the majority. Fast soli and obstinate riffs form the base of the songs. For the variety there are two short instrumental tracks with native Egyptian influences called "Slaves of Xul" and "Ethno-Musicological Cannibalism". Also the mid-tempo pieces in a few songs like "When Wrath is Done", "The Gods Who Light Up the Sky at the Gate of Sethu" and the last track are a welcome change.

Final conclusion is that Nile stuck to their trusted style and that fans of the band will be satisfied. An album with no surprises, but with well executed complex fast death metal.


01. Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame
02. The Fiends Who Come To Steal the Magick of the Deceased
03. The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh
04. When My Wrath is Done
05. Slaves of Xul
06. The Gods Who Light Up the Sky at the Gate of Sethu
07. Natural Liberation of Fear Through the Ritual Deception of Death
08. Ethno-Musicological Cannibalism
09. Tribunal of the Dead
Supreme Humanism of Megalomania
11. The Chaining of the Iniquitous

Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: Warner Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 3 July, 2012