The middle-eastern influence isn't a gimmick, it blends perfectly with the psychedelic/prog facettes.
The bass is sumptuous.
FFO: Am'Ganesha'n, potentially Bak & Subterranean Masquerade (but less "prog metal"-typed). unidual
“a sonic, cinematic epic that depicts the existential horror of Stalinist Russia”
This is a 2017 record, and by sheer chance I ran into it not too long after seeing a recent movie about Gareth Jones and the Soviet famine.
A two-part epic with ambient elements, a strange “ISIS+Thou” feeling, tons of details, and occasional manic screams that wouldn’t sound out of place in a The Body record. Alice M.