Nile – Nile (1994)

Admittedly I had never even heard of this EP until recently, so I went back and had a very good goose, expecting to find the dusty origins of the intricate death metal that Nile is so revered for. Unfortunately, this 1994 cassette showcases a band of completely different stripes.

It isn’t bad per se, but Karl Sanders’ glorious personal guitar tone is missing, as is the stunning Egyptian atmospheres. I would say that this is a completist’s listen, for folk who have hoovered up every other speck of music that Nile have to offer the world.