Monday, March 28, 2011
Saurian Exorcisms by Karl Sanders
Karl Sanders is well known for his heavy metal band Nile, but he also is known for his heavy self titled project. It holds onto many Egyptian, Tibetan, and Indian themes. Unlike his first album, this one, Saurian Exorcisms, this heavier and includes a wide range of different vocals.
The first track, “Preliminary Purification before the Calling of Inanna” doesn’t really represent the project, but the drumming is really nice so the track is still pretty good. If I was going to try and get someone into Karl Sanders, I would choose the song, “Rapture of the Empty Spaces”. The Egyptian feel of it really sticks out and the vocals make it sound allot more exotic. What really interests me about this is how Karl Sanders is able to play all of the instruments in the whole album (Beglama Saz, Acoustic Guitars, Glissentar, Guitar Synth, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, and vocals), so it really defines what a fucking solo project is.
“Contemplate this on the Tree of Woe” is more ambient and softer than the other tracks. Sanders was inspired allot by Brian Eno’s music and his style of ambience, which really shines here.
“A Most Effective Excorcism Against Azagthoth And His Emissaries” is like a tribal from the deserts of hell. The 11 string guitar solo blows my mind when I listen to it. The chantings give the song a very atmospheric creepy effect also.
Many tracks like “Slavery Unto Nitokris” and “Shira Gula Pazu” keep a very post folk intensity. The album itself is just really good for any mood you’re in. It can share anger and relaxation all in one. Get this album if you’re into tribal and like atmospheric music.
They don't have any songs from this album on youtube, so I'll post one from his previous release...