What I’ve been listening to this week: Nile and Hate Eternal, great black n’ death, pirate metal

Just in case you’re curious! Tuesday night was the Nile supported by Hate Eternal show in Perth, so early in the week I was giving myself a solid dose of both of the those band’s latest efforts in preparation.

Dave and I saw Nile last time they were here with Decapitated in support. Decapitated kicked all kinds of arse – our first and last time seeing Witold "Vitek" Kiełtyka and Adrian "Covan" Kowanek before the tragic bus accident which killed the drummer and incapacitated the frontman – and Nile just seemed wanky and boring in comparison. We did not enjoy it at all.

In light of that fact we weren’t going to go see them at all – but at the last minute the reviewer for FasterLouder wasn’t able to make it, so I said I’d take the spot, mostly because I was interested in seeing Hate Eternal. The evening itself turned out quite different to what I was expecting – you can read my full review here if you’re interested – but to summarise, I wasn’t impressed by Hate Eternal, but Nile surprised the hell out of me. I can appreciate Eric Rutan’s mad guitar skillz but the band didn’t put on a great show and the tippety-tappity weak-as-piss drum sound was fucking horrible. On the other hand, Karl Sanders’ Egyptofreaks’ latest album is awesome and they played a lot off it. Dallas Toler-Wade has shaved his skullet off, which means that I could look at him without pissing myself laughing. There was less electronic piss-farting around and more great shred. And their bassist is hot. Win all round. Although Nile’s drum sound wasn’t a hell of a lot better than Hate Eternal’s.

In the car this week, I listened to a bit of ArsisWe Are The Nightmare – great album and I love the band, although I haven’t picked up their latest effort yet – and revisited Swashbuckle’s debut, Crewed By The Damned, which I heard, loved and wrote about freaking ages before everyone else got on board with pirate metal. (I’m still hoping for more from Verbal Deception, by the way.)

I like to listen to music before I go to sleep (we have a sweet Logitech Squeezebox setup to stream media files to the bedroom) and this week I’ve been drifting off to Triptykon’s Eparistera Daimones (an album I swear I will NEVER remember the name of, or be able to pronounce), Rotting Christ’s Aealo (I can remember this one although I’m not sure the correct way to say it) and Immolation’s Majesty And Decay. Not that I’m saying these albums are sleep-inducing – far from it: probably my three favourite releases of this year so far.

Finally, the DioCast. The Obelisk, my source for stoner metal awesomeness, has posted a compilation of Dio tracks spanning his entire career. My only complaint is no Man On A Silver Mountain. But I’ve listened to that a fair few times in the past few weeks already.

What have you been listening to this week?

~ by goatlady on May 29, 2010.

One Response to “What I’ve been listening to this week: Nile and Hate Eternal, great black n’ death, pirate metal”

  1. […] I got a little ranty about the state of the world today, Dio and god-botherers, and the bloody Australian government. Nothing you wouldn’t expect from me though. I also talked about our plans for metal travel in 2010 – expect the 2011 version of this soon; announced another side-project in the One Million Beers for Metal web site, said RIP to Slipknot’s Paul Gray (would everyone stop dying please?) and talked a bit about what I’d been listening to. […]

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