Have you ever had those nightmares that for whatever reason you just can’t seem to escape from? They keep coming back to you night after night after night. The walls close in, everything is pitch black, soon everything seems to quickly be melting around you. You begin hearing maniacal laughter closing in on you and right before you know it you snap awake. You believe that the nightmare is over and that is just the end of it. However, you end up having the same nightmare over and over again night after night and it begins to drive you mad to the point where that is all you think about to the point where your mind snaps. Well, psychotic black metal acts Red Bible Black and Blliigghhtted make sure that with this split that they induce nightmares with this effort.
Red Bible Black is from Italy and Blliigghhtted hails from Turkey. These two bands have come together to create a soul damming split for your enjoyment (demise?). Out of the thirteen songs that are thrust down your throat on this split, ten of them belong to Red Bible Black and the final three belong to Blligghhtted. Both bands have very similar styles, but Red Bible Black is more horrifying and nightmare inducing as they focus more on horror than Blliigghhtted does. Instead of being as horrifying, Blliigghhtted is more of the mind paralyzing and soul burning black metal.
Once you go through the nightmare that is very prominent through the first ten songs, you have to walk through the darkened abyss of the last three. No matter which way you look at it or try to approach this release you will not leave with your soul in tact. It will be torn to shreds, tattered and torn by the time that you are done.
Just like all of the work that the Merdumgiriz label has done and put forth these two bands set themselves apart from the ever darkening and grimy abyss that is black metal. The sound is raw, buzz filled and entirely sinister. Each band sounds like they have been soaking and marinading in evil, raw, pure and pulpy abyssal darkness.
There is nothing quite like being faced with pure Satanic evil in the form of music. Music is meant to make you feel something, and if it does then the band that is playing the music is doing their job properly. The feeling that you end up getting from this split is reminiscent of fear. Both bands assault you without warning and eviscerate your very soul from your body only to leave you strung up like a scare crow as they laugh at your pale face. The way that each band attacks stems from unfiltered blistering riffs, ear drum shattering drumming, a nice thick bass, and tormented screaming. Each band has all of those qualities, but the one thing that Red Bible Black does is incorporate samples of tortured screaming to further instill the fact that you are indeed inside of a nightmare.
The whole experience is exactly that, it is an experience. The experience is one of torture, pain, suffering and utter darkness. You become shrouded in blackened hell fire and succumbed by the purely darkened abyss and there is nothing you can do to escape it.