What Should Not Be Unearthed

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What Should Not Be Unearthed
What Should Not Be Unearthed.jpg
Cover art by Michal "Xaay" Loranc
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 28, 2015
GenreTechnical death metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerNeil Kernon
Nile chronology
At the Gate of Sethu
What Should Not Be Unearthed
Vile Nilotic Rites

What Should Not Be Unearthed is the eighth studio album by American technical death metal band Nile. The album was released on August 28, 2015 in North America through Nuclear Blast. It is the last album to feature Dallas Toler-Wade since his departure from the band in 2017.[1]

On July 7, 2015, the album's track listing was revealed with two lyric videos being released soon after.[2][3][4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Metal Injection7.5/10 stars[5]
Blabbermouth.net9/10 stars[6]
Metal Storm7/10 stars[7]
Sputnik Music3/5 stars[8]
New Noise Magazine4/5 stars[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Karl Sanders.

1."Call to Destruction"Sanders, Kollias5:45
2."Negating the Abominable Coils of Apep"Sanders, Kollias4:14
3."Liber Stellae Rubeae"Sanders, Toler-Wade, Kollias3:48
4."In the Name of Amun"Sanders, Kollias6:49
5."What Should Not Be Unearthed"Sanders, Kollias6:58
6."Evil to Cast Out Evil"Sanders, Toler-Wade, Kollias5:37
7."Age of Famine"Sanders, Kollias4:11
8."Ushabti Reanimator"Sanders1:30
9."Rape of the Black Earth"Sanders, Toler-Wade, Kollias4:35
10."To Walk Forth from Flames Unscathed"Sanders, Kollias6:36
Total length:50:03


Additional personnel
  • Pete Hammoura - percussion, vocals
  • Mike Breazeale - vocals
  • Brad Parris - vocals
Cover Artwork
  • Michał "Xaay" Loranc


Chart (2015) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 94
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 107
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 129
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[13] 59
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 24
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 132
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[16] 35
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[17] 2


  1. ^ "NILE Parts Ways With DALLAS TOLER-WADE, Announces Replacement". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  2. ^ "NILE: 'What Should Not Be Unearthed' Track Listing Unveiled". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "NILE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Call To Destruction'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "NILE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Evil To Cast Out Evil'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.metalinjection.net/reviews/album-review-nile-what-should-not-be-unearthed
  6. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/what-should-not-be-unearthed/
  7. ^ http://www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=13658
  8. ^ https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/68451/Nile-What-Should-Not-Be-Unearthed/
  9. ^ http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-nile-what-should-not-be-unearthed/
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (September 5, 2015). "ARIA Albums: The Weeknd Takes Top Spot On Australian Chart". Noise11. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nile – What Should Not Be Unearthed" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nile – What Should Not Be Unearthed" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nile – What Should Not Be Unearthed" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nile – What Should Not Be Unearthed". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  16. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2015. 35. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "Nile Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2015.