nile - black seeds of vengeance
metal days over here have reached its peak today with a real gem. nile's mammoth sophomore release black seeds of vengeance. somehow in the past i thought that owning the five last records nile released would be enough. listening to 'bsov' now this opinion is beyond me. that record is superb! it's that old nile pattern. fast and technical death metal with that great feeling for oriental melodies combined with those egyptian underworld lyrics. perfect nerd stuff!
i cannot really recall how i came across this american auction on ebay. i don't know if it was by chance or if i was especially looking for it. anyway, as i saw it i thought that this is now or never. because i didn't know of any other source to get this from. discogs and dead format were dead ends and popsike told me that it wouldn't turn up on the bay that often. so i was bound and determined. in the end i won it for my max bid. you know, with one laughing eye because i got it and one crying eye because i'd have to spend a shitload of money with shipping.
in the end shipping wasn't that bad because the dude came from belgium and just sold it through ebay u.s. when it arrived i couldn't get my eyes off of that beauty. that colour is bad ass! goes perfectly with the orange lettering on the cover. sensational! condition is very good also, so i think it was worth the bucks. i believe that there are 500 of this colour way pressed. but i'm not really sure because i couldn't find a source to confirm. some other colours are around too. i saw a clear (that 100 not for the puplic thing) and a clear gold version. relapse records. 2000.