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Release date: 2002
Style: Brutal death metal, Technical death metal

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01. The Blessed Dead
02. Execration Text
03. Sarcophagus
04. Kheftiu Asar Butchiu
05. Unas Slayer Of The Gods
06. Churning The Maelstrom
07. I Whisper In The Ear Of The Dead
08. Wind Of Horus
09. In Their Darkened Shrines I: Hall Of Saurian Entombment
10. In Their Darkened Shrines II: Invocation To Seditious Heresy
11. In Their Darkened Shrines III: Destruction Of The Temple Of The Enemies Of Ra
12. In Their Darkened Shrines IV: Ruins

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Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
8.6
Nile is actually a very original band, their music is a mix of Brutal Death Metal with Technical approaches, plus some melodic environments added here and there, few bands manage to make hybrids sound cool, Nile is one of those bands, now let me review one of their most popular albums, "In Their Darkened Shrines"

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published 29.07.2005 | Comments (14)

Guest review by
Apothecary

Rating:
10
What more can be said of Nile that hasn't been said already? They have the distinction of being one of the most creative, most original, most consistent, and most technically accomplished death metal bands to emerge in the past twenty years. Also, I think that they may be second only to Opeth in terms of how well they combine brutality with an epic, atmospheric feel. And In Their Darkened Shrines is, in my opinion, the band at their absolute best.

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published 28.07.2011 | Comments (7)

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Deadmeat - 31.08.2010 at 21:14  
Rating: 9 I have not completed the listening of this album yet; i am on the begining, i should say, but I have already been AMAZED by the amazing riffing on that. it is magnificent. it is just awesome. execration test and wind of horus are the best songs imo till now!
what i just dont like is the fact that it contains 9 songs and 3 -i'd call them interlude/instrumental songs. some of them have some moments when they are DM but i find it boring to listen to 6 non-DM minutes in a Nile album...

EDIT: this album rocks, i'd easily call it a Masterpiece and has probably the best music ever created by NILE. it would be a 10 "hands -down" but now it is a 9 because of the not needed interludes...
BeastOfMetal456 - 23.08.2011 at 04:08  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 31.08.2010 at 21:14

I have not completed the listening of this album yet; i am on the begining, i should say, but I have already been AMAZED by the amazing riffing on that. it is magnificent. it is just awesome. execration test and wind of horus are the best songs imo till now!
what i just dont like is the fact that it contains 9 songs and 3 -i'd call them interlude/instrumental songs. some of them have some moments when they are DM but i find it boring to listen to 6 non-DM minutes in a Nile album...

EDIT: this album rocks, i'd easily call it a Masterpiece and has probably the best music ever created by NILE. it would be a 10 "hands -down" but now it is a 9 because of the not needed interludes...

Actually I enjoyed those interludes as much as the DM songs. Great balance between brutality and oriental stuff. Great album. I agree about the riffing being amazing
I heard only once, all the tracks are good, but the best are "Execration Text" and "Unas".
serega25 - 10.05.2012 at 21:54  
Rating: 9 This album is masterpiece . The ancient Gods of Egipet are fans of Nile.
Zaphod - 13.03.2014 at 22:26  
Rating: 9 I think I'm starting to prefer this one to Annihilation... They're both so fucking insane though.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.05.2014 at 23:45  
Rating: 8 I do enjoy that Candlemass homage. I always forget about it until I hear it.
deadone - 13.05.2014 at 01:38  
Rating: 9
Written by Zaphod on 13.03.2014 at 22:26

I think I'm starting to prefer this one to Annihilation... They're both so fucking insane though.



I prefer In Their Darkened Shrine - it's the pinnacle of their career IMO.
Lit. - 13.05.2014 at 01:40  
  Nah, that's always gonna be Annihilation Of The Wicked.

Never particularly cared for this album, even prefer Those Whom The Gods Detest to it. The last bunch of songs are good shit, though.
Zaphod - 13.05.2014 at 19:02  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.05.2014 at 23:45

I do enjoy that Candlemass homage. I always forget about it until I hear it.

Same here, haha. I also always forget what band they were referencing until I hear the Candlemass song...
Written by deadone on 13.05.2014 at 01:38

Written by Zaphod on 13.03.2014 at 22:26

I think I'm starting to prefer this one to Annihilation... They're both so fucking insane though.

I prefer In Their Darkened Shrine - it's the pinnacle of their career IMO.

Still not sure, but I've been listening to this one a lot more than I used to I might agree with you now.
psykometal - 13.05.2014 at 23:37  
 
Written by Lit. on 13.05.2014 at 01:40

Nah, that's always gonna be Annihilation Of The Wicked.

Pinnacle of their career with George Kollias, yes. Pinnacle of their entire career, no. This album is definitely the pinnacle of their entire career.
Mr. Doctor - 13.05.2014 at 23:39  
Rating: 8 ^ Naaaaaah.

Better drums here.

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