Nile is of course the world's pre-eminent Egyptian mythology-based death metal band. Of course there is not a whole lot of competition for that oddly specific niche, but there you go. Nile's music is pretty brutal and definitely epic. They do occasionally fit their Egyptian influences in to their music, but for the most part, the influences can be seen in their lyrical content. Nile has been one of the biggest American death metal bands from a popularity standpoint for several years now, and it is pretty easy to see why.
FAVORITE ALBUM: ANNIHILATION OF THE WICKED