With @tathaagatprojectofficial, the amazing team filled with infinite energy kept everyone going even after sound malfunction. Made the crowd do #headbanging and it so reminded me of college rocktave nights.
Nile's "Vile Nilotic Rites" is today's recommendation of the day. This album is definitely one of the strongest if not the strongest candidate for being the Album of The Year. Nile is one of my favourite bands of all time and like many other fans of them I was quite worried about it, mostly because of the new vocalist. Fortunately he did great job, his vocals sounds different than Dallas's but it brings some breath of fresh air to this band. Vocals aren't only one thing which sounds different than stuff on previous records. Style on "Vile Nilotic Rites" is less aggressive than ever, but it's also the most majestic stuff they ever created. Another great thing about this record is production. Nile always had poorly mixed and produced albums which many times killed their hard work, this time sound is clear but not unnatural or too modern.
And that's not end of list of stuff which in my opinion on "Vile Nilotic Rites" is better than on any other Nile album. Important part of Nile's style are interludes, they are usually few minutes long tracks which includes sounds of working slaves, screams in Arabian or sounds of rituals. Tbh I'm not fan of them because in my opinion instead of building the atmosphere it's just killing it, but segues on this album are different. This time they are instrumental (often acoustic) songs which works pretty well with rest of the album. New Nile is no longer pharaoh which fights for expanding his country, new Nile is like old pharaoh, which sits on his throne like god, and rules almighty empire, which he was building for many years.