BARGHEST Streaming New Track “Spent Brass”

barghestOne of the most amazing, mesmerizing and hypnotizing black metal acts of all time (which also happen to be one of my favorites) is Barghest. The band hasn’t released a full-length since their debut in 2011 and have only released a split with False since then. I was beyond excited yesterday when I learned that the Louisiana black metal beast will release a new record! The good folks at CVLT Nation (who gave us the Chest Painstream yesterday) have unleashed “Spent Brass,” a new track from Barghest. You don’t need me to tell you how amazing this track is, but I will any way. It destroys worlds. Check out the track after the jump.     Continue reading

Best Of 2012: Gnarly’s Top 10 Split Releases Of 2012

It’s that time of year again: when we tell all of you folks what our favorite albums of 2012 were. Well, like last year I have compiled a few different lists and I wanted to start off with this one.

Who doesn’t love split albums? I mean, getting not one, but two bands on a single record is a thing of beauty. I listened a shit-ton of split albums this year and it was a pain in my ass narrowing down to only ten splits. This is what I have come to think of as the best split releases of 2012.

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Review: BARGHEST / FALSE “Split”

I haven’t listened to a shit-ton of black metal this year that has absolutely blown me away aside from the new Deathspell Omega and the debut release from Hunter’s Ground. Last year was a fantastic year for black metal, but this year I have really been grasping at straws. I recently received the new split release from the USBM bands Barghest (hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and False (from Minneapolis, Minnesota) and upon first listen I completely lost it. This is the album I have been waiting for. [Continue...]