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Opeth17's Cool and Fun Death Metal Reco Exchange

Discussion in 'RC' started by Opeth17, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. DarkGift

    DarkGift ov Doom

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    Oh yeah, Nile is a must. I love all their albums from the debut up to Those Whom the Gods Detest, you can't really go wrong. The two after that are a bit iffy, but do have some good stuff too, and the latest one is really good too.


    Album summary:

    Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka - Crazy good debut album; it's pretty short and to the point over all. Mostly just really good death metal, with some egyptian elements here and there.

    Black Seeds of Vengeance - One of my personal favourites, but probably a difficult one to start off with. The production is an aquired taste I'd say, but this is where they really found their sound imo. Most atmospheric of all the Nile albums. I mean, can't go wrong with a song called "Masturbating the War God" really.

    In Their Darkened Shrines - Along with Annihilation, this is a fan favourite album. Great blend of epic tracks, and tracks that just pummels you to death. This one has one of their most epic tracks in the entire discography - "Unas, Slayer of the Gods".

    Annihilation of the Wicked - Their "hit album". Most people who don't really listen to Nile just stop here for some reason, but I also definitely understand the praise for it, as it's a fantastic album in its own right.

    Ithyphallic - Many fans had some problems with this album at release, including me, but it has grown since then. I think following up on AotW was the biggest problem honestly, and the production isn't quite as good. Probably one of the easier ones to get into as a new fan though.

    Those Whom the Gods Detest - This one really surprised me after Ithyphallic. My favourite Nile album in terms of production, and some fantastic songs on this one, like "4th Arra of Dagon" and "Iskander D'hul Karnon".

    At the Gate of Sethu - This is where Nile tried to change up some things intentionally, like changing production style and adding a new vocal style. I'd say most fans aren't very fond of this one. It does have some good stuff on it though.

    What Should not be Unearthed - ...and this is where they probably thought they would play it safe instead. For me, this is the most mediocre Nile album. Their long time lead vocalist, Dallas, left after this one as well.

    Vile Nilotic Rites - I think many where a bit worried about this one, but it turned out really well. With two new members, there is definitely also new energy to be found on this one. Production is once again really good, and lots of good songs on here too.


    Anyway, TL;DR - I'm a Nile fanboy. Hope you enjoy something :D
     
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    I am investigating these btw. Thanks for the write-up.

    Mostly working backwards from AotW (which still destroys everything imo).

    Really liking Amongst the Catacombs. Some good stuff on Black Seeds and Darkened Shrines. I use to own the former at least. The latter has never really clicked with me (rather ponderous album). We shall see.
     
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    Awesome! :) It all depends on what you're after. Judging by which albums you're enjoying, I'd assume you're more into the death metal aspect of the band, rather than the more atmospheric stuff. I'm big into long, epic songs etc, so that probably explains my tastes in that regard as well, haha.
     
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    Opeth17 Bill Ward's Red Pants

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    That could be it. I'm usually into atmospheric music but maybe I get enough that in (Un)Black/Folk/Viking and want my DM to be more straight-forward. We'll see how things go after more listens. It seemed like there was a fair amount of Egyptian/atmospheric material on Amongst the Catacombs but certainly used in a more compact fashion than the other two.
     
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    Re-listening to this one after many years. This album obliterated my 16/17 year old self. Northern Hyperblast is still a unique sound.
     

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