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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FULL OF HELL Post New Track

As the denizens of the internet have succeeded in sharing/blogging/liking a photo of the infamous Dave Bland eating spaghetti, Full of Hell have delivered on their promise of submitting a new song. The track in question, “Return To The Mines”, features legendary vocalist, Mike Riley, of Pulling Teeth fame and is set to be featured on a September split between Full of Hell and Polish band, Calm The Fire, via Holy Roar Records. In addition, the split will feature artwork by the great Szymon Siech(, who has artwork credits for countless notable acts including Blind To Faith, Gehenna, and Low Places. Stream the demolishing “Return To The Mines” above. Also, be sure to look out for Full of Hell’s split with The Guilt Of… on A389 the 16th of this month. NUMBYOURMIND.