"A process of home/self-recording — plus drum sounds captured by Andy Patterson — has resulted in massive tumults of undulating sludge; riffs like those of “New Verse Inferno” or the lurching “The Standard” constructed for largesse and atmospheric impact alike, while the title-track’s blistering noise and the alternately frenetic and crushing finale “A Terror to the Adversary” make their statement in ambience and abrasion.
Noise, noise, noise. Pummel, pummel, pummel. There’s no denying the vicious nature of the offering itself — Regret Beyond Death is brutal in style and theme and not intended to be otherwise — but as Edge notes in the interview below it was originally executed as a potential sequel to Lumbar‘s 2013 outing, The First and Last Days of Unwelcome, one can hear in cuts like “The Irony” some similar flourish of melody peaking through in the guitar, through even that seems to have been twisted in service to the skin-peeling assault of the finished product of Bible Black Tyrant‘s debut.
Debut and maybe swansong? I ask Edge directly in the discussion that follows whether Bible Black Tyrant is a one-and-done showcase or a continuing band, and you’ll find his answer amid the back and forth about how the group came together, how the album was recorded, his day-to-day health status after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013, and more. In addition to the chat, I’m thrilled to be able to host the premiere of “New Verse Inferno,” which you’ll find on the YouTube player about two lines down. Yup, it’s right there. Go ahead and dig in." - JJ @ The Obelisk
BIBLE BLACK TYRANT is:
Aaron D.C. Edge: Guitar / Bass / Vocals
Tyler Smith: Percussion
David S. Fylstra: Additional Guitar / Vocals / Soundscapes
Drums documented by Andy Patterson at The Boar's Nest.
Guitar and bass documented by Aaron Edge at Myelin Studio.
Vocals, additional guitar and soundscapes
documented by David Fylstra at Candlewolfe Sound.
Drum mix by Andy Patterson.
Final mix by David Fylstra and Aaron Edge at Candlewolfe Sound.
Mastered for all formats by Zach Weeks.
Constable Ichabod Crane, a New York City policeman with an interest in Forensic science, investigates a series of grisly murders in the small town of Sleepy Hollow to prove the merits of his style of investigation after he argues against the police's current methods. When he was seven, his mother, an innocent child of Nature, was murdered to save her soul by his father, "a Bible Black Tyrant, behind a mask of righteousness" which led to a loss of faith for him.
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CTS makes instrumental doom unlike anything else I've heard. reuben_sammitch