In Their Darkened Shrines

relapse records
Release date
26 Jun 2007
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Blessed Dead 4:54 41,090
2 Execration Text 2:46 46,880
3 Sarcophagus 5:08 43,403
4 Kheftiu Asar Butchiu 3:51 34,979
5 Unas, Slayer of the Gods 11:40 5,747
6 Churning the Maelstrom 3:06 32,558
7 I Whisper In the Ear of the Dead 5:08 27,406
8 Wind of Horus 3:46 26,360
9 Hall of Saurian Entombment 5:07 6,315
10 Invocation To Seditious Heresy 3:50 5,909
11 Destruction of the Temple of the Enemies of Ra 3:11 5,775
12 Ruins 6:00 6,369

About this album

In Their Darkened Shrines is the third studio album by American band Nile. It was released on August 20, 2002 through Relapse Records. The lyrics to In Their Darkened Shrines IV: Ruins are borrowed from the H. P. Lovecraft short story, “The Nameless City”. These lyrics are not actually spoken in the song, as it is an instrumental. Along with In Their Darkened Shrines I: Hall Of Saurian Entombment, the lyrics are supplementary to the theme of the instrumental. The two main melodies of Unas Slayer of the Gods are a tribute to Gothic Stone/The Well Of Souls by Candlemass, from their classic album Nightfall.

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  • fymek

    The best Nile album by far. Kollias is such an overrated drummer (in the context of Nile), the drums here are better than anything Kollias did with this band. [2] Check out also Laureano's work in Internecine and Angelcorpse, devastating...

    7 Nov 6:35pm Reply
  • Gebrilas

    Only 5600 listen to Unas ?! Wtf it's by far the best song on this album

    23 Oct 12:33am Reply
  • UnleashTheW0lvz

    Yeah, the drumming on this is awesome.

    2 Oct 5:24pm Reply

    This is my favorite album by Nile for sure, with Annihilation of the Wicked being my favorite from the Kollias era, after this. Kollias is a killer, fast technical drummer. But I love the work Laureano does on this album. Kind of makes me think of Gene Hoglan on meth.

    21 Mar 8:43pm Reply
  • Anal_Birth

    Fucking great album!

    17 Feb 8:01pm Reply
  • Pater_Seminos


    21 Jan 10:10pm Reply
  • henriquee_t88

    Loved Pater_Seminos ' description of the atmosphere!

    5 Jan 7:50pm Reply
  • progfly


    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MichaelSnoxall

    The best Nile album by far. Kollias is such an overrated drummer (in the context of Nile), the drums here are better than anything Kollias did with this band.

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • lex6x6x6

    Unas, Slayer of the Gods is absolute epic!

    18 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Jekku666

    One of my alltime favorite albums. This is perfection crystallized. SO. DAMN. GOOD.

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    One of the most perfect albums ever done.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy


    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    The drum work on this album is splendid, even though it's not the mighty George Kollias behind the drum set.

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mimihon

    финальная 4-х актная пьеса - шедевр!!

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Pater_Seminos

    This album is fucking unique. I've yet to hear an album with such an atmosphere. The drums sound like sandstorms, the guitars sound like the unforgiving burn of the sun, Karl Sander's vocals sound like the crocodile god embodied. Fuck

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Dyomaeth

    Unas, the most epic and brutal shit ever written.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Yhavimoth

    Fuck what an album, Unas Slayer of the Gods is how Nile won me over.

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • UndeadLetters

    Still the best.

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jekku666

    Awesome, purely mindblowing stuff

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
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