ALARM’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012

Nile: At the Gate of Sethu (Nuclear Blast, 7/3/12)

“The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh”


Most know what to expect from a Nile album: guttural chants, a torrent of Middle Eastern riffing, inhuman drumming, and melodic interludes on traditional Egyptian instruments. But here Nile’s songwriting shows a sharpened focus, one of more discernible death metal.

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