Great album. However, for me, the (electric) guitar has much distortion, and the voice is too guttural like he has too much pressure on his life and like he has a really bad a attitude and the drummer plays too fast like he is in a hurry or something and it is slightly disappointing and does detract from the overall listening experience.
i remember when i bought it, no good shops around, have to go to another city, about 20 miles but it was worth i!! :D plus i bought Vital Remains - icons of Evil and they both kick ass (till today) !!!
Great album. However, for me, the (electric) guitar tone is slightly disappointing and does detract from the overall listening experience. If a less 'scooped' sound had been chosen and more mids added, the riffs would have possessed the clarity they deserve.
I'd say this album is decent. About half good/half bad. "Ithyphallic" and "Papyrus..." are two of my overall favorite Nile songs though. And "Eat of the Dead" is a damn good track as well. The long songs on this album are pretty boring compared to their others.