Judas Iscariot - Heaven in Flames CD
The classic JI album on HI-FI compact disc, just as the devil intended.
On his 5th album, Judas Iscariot finally harnessed all of the strong qualities within his music to craft his most well composed and longstanding work. Gone are the long-winded and meandering songs, as well as the sloppy and haphazard drumming.
The drumming is much more competent on this release as its handled by ex-Sarcophagus drummer Duane Timlin, and not Akhenaten himself, and the excellent incorporation of keyboards denotes as much influence coming from the Polish underground as from the early Norwegian scene.
'Heaven in Flames' is the most austere and steeled Judas Iscariot effort with a grimness that is rarely achieved within black metal and this was the album that finally illustrated that the United States could create 2nd-wave style black metal that was of the same caliber as the rest of the European scene.