I had the opportunity to listen to practically almost of the works of BTBAM,and quite honestly they started as metal but the last three albums i don't know exactly how to classify them!But they still having a good sound i even like that album just made of covers,especially Territory and - Us And Them.
About All That Remains i have to search for.
I kind of started to loose interest in them around 07's Ithyphallic, with Annihilation of the Wicked being my all time favorite, then Black Seeds of Vengeance 2nd and In Their Darkened Shrines being 3rd favorite.
They always had good recordings, except for this last album? Even seeing them live, it was like OK,"this sound was really cool when it first came out, the middle eastern sound is getting a little stale?"
Although i like practically all their release, i agree that their first works sounded more the style of Death i am looking for,the lasts being in my conception a natural sequence of that follow the logic of their chronological sounding evolution (wow i am getting into really complex English dialogue!Or maybe just a couple of nice words together... :-).
At The Gate Of Sethu is not that original ,maybe because we already know who are Nile,but i still like it quite a bit.I just love the fact they use ancient Egypt culture in their lyrics and when there is some of their Egyptian characteristic kind of sound with those kind of low tubes and trombones (i don't know the exact name of those instrument),giving a great "Atmosphere" at the start or ending of some of their songs.