Absolutely stunning release by the saviors of death metal! Right when death metal was starting to get boring, Nile roared onto the scene and presented us with a brutal intensity unrivaled since Suffocation’s debut. A refreshing blast of brutal death in an era when most death metallers are going the route of the melodic Gothenburg sound (now don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Dark Tranquility, (old) In Flames, and newer Arch Enemy, but like some Brutal Death every now and then.) Extremely fast, technical and intelligent, the music is also epic and very original. Highly recommended. Also of note are the lyrics. Not the boring, mindless gore-obsessed lyrics of bands like Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under, but based on mythology. Nile are far from being the first death metal band to use mythology as a bases for their lyrics, but they chose the mythology of Egypt whilst everyone else chose Norse mythos. Interesting and inventive. I am of the firm opinion that Nile is one of the greatest brutal death metal bands on the scene today! I cannot wait to get the new release “Annihilation of the Wicked” due out at the end of May! Stunning! Also get the cds: “Black Seeds of Vengeance” and “In their Darkened Shrines” and check out “Demigod” by the band Behemoth, which used to be a good black metal band, but is now an awesome brutal death metal band!