Monday, May 2, 2011

Judas Iscariot/Distant In Solitary Light/Moribund Records/1999 CD Review

Judas Iscariout where a 1 man band from Chicago, Illinios that played a very raw, grim and epic form of black metal and this is a review of their classic 1999 album "Distant In A Solitary Light" which was released by Moribund Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone that is kind off mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the synths they are only utilized briefly and bring a dark atmospheric edge to the music.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs with some melodies being used at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized they are mostly primal sounding black metal guitar leads.

Vocals are all grim sounding black metal vocals with some spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Nihilism, Anti-Christianity, Nietzchse philosophy and the poetry of William Blake, as for the production it is very dark, raw and primal sounding.

In my opinion this was a great album from Judas Iscariot and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this album. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Wind Stands Silent" "To The Black Tower Of Victory" and "In The Bliss Of The Eternal Valleys Of Hate". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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