Last year, Gilead Media nailed it—”it” being something tangibly awesome—by releasing the Untitled EP by Minnesota black metal jaw-droppers False. With two songs spanning 12-minutes each, Untitled had the length to explore early Emperor-ian majesty, with a little of Gehenna’s mid-period key-centric nastiness, and Tombs’ dark hardcore tendencies. Well, False fans, black metal from the North Star State has evolved. No, they’re not doing Kraftwerk covers or Swedish folk songs, but with a new epic, this time spanning a fjord-like 18-minutes, False are proving they’re the best black metal band on nobody’s radar.
“Heavy As A Church Tower” comes off False’s split with Louisiana’s Barghest. While Barghest languish in low-fi, raw-as-raw black, False’s musical disposition stands defiantly in opposition. Of course, like the Untitled EP before it, the split will be limited to 800 copies on 180 gram black vinyl.
** False’s “Heavy As A Church Tower” appears on the split with Barghest. Out August 2012 on Gilead Media. On vinyl only, of course. Click HERE to pre-order.