Arguably the perfect combination of the old and new school of metal, Nile blends ferocious power and astounding technical prowess with mesmerizing dynamics and resounding songs, offering conclusive proof that there is life in death metal yet. On their long-awaited new full-length "In Their Darkened Shrines", Nile has taken their synthesis of astute songwriting and invention to dizzying new heights. "In Their Darkened Shrines" fuses the band's trademark Middle Eastern trappings, grandiose symphonic bent, speed and intensity with its most epic, ambitious work to date. Volatile passages burst into beautiful regal arrangements and weighty riffs segue into majestic acoustic passages as the record embodies burning rage, triumph and every emotion in between. "In Their Darkened Shrines" is, unquestionably, a tour-de-force and with it Nile have built the genre of metal a new cornerstone.