Judas Iscariot
Distant in Solitary Night

I'm not even going to get started on this CD being dedicated to the memory of a subhuman trendy like Ezunoth…

The fourth CD from Judas Iscariot, and clearly nothing much has changed here (except for the addition of some keyboards and a spoken bit). The production is a tad tighter and obviously more potent though, but at almost an hour running time, not even a fitting production can save this from boredom.

If you've heard a Judas Iscariot song from "Thy Dying Light" up until this, you've heard it all. I don't feel the need to repeat myself really - mid-period Darkthrone influenced - if I really must. If I were to rant though, I would do so towards the labels that have released so many Judas Iscariot albums in such a short period of time. If Akhenaten was to have released one compilation CD of his best tracks instead of countless albums, then maybe various other bands could have seen their releases put into the light. Elegy/Red Stream/Pussy God/End All Life/ETC - six labels have released stuff for him now if I'm not mistaken…this is clearly an act of selfishness and saturation, something that has no place in the metal underground.

I've been told "Heaven in Flames" breathes life into the project, and can be considered as the most unique of the albums, and as such the best. I'll wait for that and report back. This, on the other hand, is unoriginal and boring crap and in no way deserves time in my stereo. I didn't even finish listening to it before VERY happily trading it away for the Entrails (Cze.) CD.

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