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Karl Sanders...BRINGER OF KFC!! - 97%

Symphony_Of_Terror, April 6th, 2004

If you want a perfect description of this ep, the songs on it, think Nile's first ep Festivals Of Atonement but ten fold on everything, speed, heavyness, complexity, vocal work, sounds, quality, everything is ten times better. Its a more mature version of Fesitvals Of Atonement. Ramses Bringer Of War is the bigger more brutal brother of Fesitvals Of Atonement. Its not as Brutal as a good many bands out their, but for Nile it may be their most Brutal work.

Despite having only three songs, none of which are all that long, they work well together. This ep really feels more like one long song divided into parts. Starting out with The Howling Of The Jinn, this song starts with heavy guitar riffs, pounding fast drums, and some harsh death metal vocals. From beginning to end it maintanes its consistency by not relenting with the onslaught of insane drumming, brutal guitar playing, and harsh vocals. The songs focuses less on rhythym and more on heavyness and brutallity. There isn't a real centralized riff, or any centralization. The vocals come in bursts of intensity and anger. Just thinkg of it as the intense fast attention grabbing intro to this ep, or a song, as if the three songs on it where one.

After the destruction of The Howling Of The Jinn, the ep settles down a bit and opens with an apocalyptic danger warning chat for Ramses Bringer Of War. Its sort of similiar of something you would hear in an action movie before some powerful enemy attacks and destroys everything. After this great progressive intro that gets you ready for death metal, the destruction begins. The death metal part of Ramses Bringer Of War is similiar to The Howling Of The Jinn, but it has a little more rhythym, still no centralization to it, which is a good thing. The lack of centralization in this song, and other Nile songs, is good because it allows the band to focus on the complexity and brutality of their songs. Ramses Bringer of War (after the intro) delivers everchanging nonstop brutality, it does not relent. Like before, the drumming is fast, complex, and always changing. The guitars do something fast and brutal once, they do something fast and brutal again in a different way, this is throughout the song. As before again, the vocals do not dominate much of the song, but when they come in, its with power, anger, and authority making you pay attention to them. Like the first song, Ramses Bringer Of War, this songs is a nonstop slaughter of non stop "brutal" death metal.

Die Rache Krieg Lied Der Assyriche is the outro, it sounds like a death or marching chant. There is some speaking in it, but in another language, if I could understand it I am sure it would make it better for me. The vocals though are very angry, like someone has something important to say and is yelling it. They are very powerful spoken words over a simple beat with a light humming chant that adds alot of rhythym to this outro. This chanting track its enjoyable to listen to, its a fitting outro to all the destructive brutal death metal this ep deliverd.

Well before you know it this ep is over. Three short songs, total music length is ten minutes. Thats why I say to think of this as a single or one song. Nile has alot of lengthy songs that sound alot like these three combined. I would take points off for short release length, but its not like you can buy this ep by itselft anyway (out of print), so it doesn't matter, my score is soley on the music of Ramses Bringer Of War. The music here is great, on par with most other Nile, including their full lengths.