Iscarioth are a band from Russia that plays an experimental mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "I Am the Arm" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Vacula Productions.
A choir starts off the album along with some elements of classical music and after the intro the music goes into more of a blackened death metal direction along with growling vocals and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized and synths can also be heard in some parts of the songs.
Melodies are brought into some of the riffing and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile clean playing and spoken words can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some tracks of black'n'roll and as the album progresses acoustic guitars along with spoken word parts can be heard briefly.
Iscarioth plays a musical style that takes black and death metal and mixes it with avant garde and experimental music to create an original style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Iscarioth are a very great sounding experimental mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mountain Echo" "The Sail Of Mental Sea" "The Domain Of Seven Seas" and "Long Live The Emptiness". 8 out of 10.