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…]

CHASMA’s Aaron Schomaker’s Top 10 Albums Of 2011

Fuck yes! Here’s my top 10 for 2011. -Aaron

10. False – False
9. Liturgy – Aesthetica
8. Esoteric – Paragon of Dissonance
7. Mournful Congregation – The Book of Kings
6. Ash Borer – Ash Borer
5. Beneath Oblivion – From Man to Dust / Glorior Belli – The Great Southern Darkness
4. Loss – Despond / Taake – Noregs Vaapen
3. Krallice – Diotima
2. Blut Aus Nord – 777 Sect(S)