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.
By Lane Oliver
On January 31st, two hardcore heavyweights will self-release a split 7” EP to tear apart the ear drums of unworthy listeners everywhere. The heavyweights in question are Skin Like Iron and Nails. This will be a one-time pressing of 1000 copies available through the bands only. I was lucky enough to be given an early listen to this thing and I am obligated to give you my verdict.
Featuring bands like Eyehategod, All Pigs Must Die, Noothgrush, Trap Them and Early Graves as well as many, many more, how can you not want something like this? The Power of The Riff Mixtape is brought to you by Southern Lord Records in preparation for a string of West Coast shows on August 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th. Along with the aforementioned bands, this is an amazing line-up. I mean, come one, just look at the cover, how are you not downloading this yet? If you live on the West Coast and would like more information on The Power Of The Riff, go here. Below you can find the full track list and download link.
~R. Gnarly//Download This or Die.