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^I've never been huge on Nile. I like them, sure, but there are more memorable technical/brutal death metal acts out there! Also, welcome back Khaliq!!Smile



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Try as I might, I still can't seem to get into Entombed. oh well!


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^That album was 'meh.' Traveler was definitely better!!


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Originally posted by Psydye Psydye wrote:

^I've never been huge on Nile. I like them, sure, but there are more memorable technical/brutal death metal acts out there! Also, welcome back Khaliq!!Smile


I used to be a big fan of Nile several years ago, but as I've gotten older and realized what makes music resonate with me (Primarily anything that evokes a primal response, but good songwriting is a key thing for me), most of their stuff bores me these days. At the Gates of Sethu and What Should Not Be Unearthed had them going in a direction I liked and are pretty good, but that's about it. As far as tech death goes, there's no beating Atheist, perfect example of fantastic songwriters not letting technical bravado get in the way of great hooks.

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^Yeah in my opinion Atheist are the kings of tech death! Such wonderful ear candy.
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I used to be a big fan of Nile several years ago, but as I've gotten older and realized what makes music resonate with me (Primarily anything that evokes a primal response, but good songwriting is a key thing for me), most of their stuff bores me these days. At the Gates of Sethu and What Should Not Be Unearthed had them going in a direction I liked and are pretty good, but that's about it. As far as tech death goes, there's no beating Atheist, perfect example of fantastic songwriters not letting technical bravado get in the way of great hooks.

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Wow. For me Nile has only gotten better over the years. I love Atheist as well but they use jazz as a tech hybrid while Nile uses Egyptian folk from the past. Both are two of my fave bands of all time actually and Nile's new album hits me exactly where i want to go! Added to that, seeing them live last Sunday made me appreciate them even more. They are highly progressive and unless you crave nerdy high octane angularities then i can understand why they don't appeal to everyone. For me, primo!
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Yeah, I get why they'd appeal to anyone who really loves impressive technical skill. Just for me, technical skill doesn't mean anything to me if they don't have the songwriting skills to go with it.

Concerts are always a completely different experience, even if a band isn't your favorite on album, they can still put on an entertaining performance. I haven't seen Nile (lol almost did on the What Should Not Be tour), so I can't give an opinion on them live.
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Nu metal/mathcore/east coast hip hop/ambient/jazz fusion, great stuff.


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My first 5 star album for 2020 (as well as my first overall) and we're still just over a month away from the beginning of the year Clap
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