Release Day Roundup – 10/6/17

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released. Which brings us to this Heavy Blog PSA: a weekly roundup of new albums which pares down the the week’s releases to only our highest recommendations. Here you’ll find full album/single streams, pre-order links and, most importantly, a collection of albums that could very well earn a spot on your year end list. Enjoy!

August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem’(melodic metalcore)


The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (melodic death metal)


Blis- No One Loves You (math rock, midwest emo)


Chiyoda Ku – How It Works (math rock, post-hardcore)


Dreadnought – A Wake In Sacred Waves (avant-garde metal, progressive doom metal)


Empirine – Eld (progressive death metal, tech death)


Hybrid Nightmares – Almagest (prog metal, progressive black metal)


Johari – Terra (djent, metalcore)


Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down (alternative rock, industrial rock)


Meadowhawks – Thursday / This Isolated Boy (indie folk, progressive folk)


Nesseria – Cette érosion de nous​-​mêmes (post-hardcore, screamo)


Perihelion Ship – To Paint a Bird of Fire (avant-garde metal, prog metal)


Primitive Man – Caustic (blackened sludge metal)


Jackie F. Russell III – Outward Calm, Inward Chaos (extreme metal)


Seer – Vol. 5 (gothic doom metal)


Slowly Building Weapons – Sunbirds (blackened hardcore)


Street Sects – Rat Jacket (industrial, synth punk)


Sounding – Trepanation (grindcore, mathcore)


Spirit Adrift – Curse of Conception (doom metal)


Spotlights – Seismic (doomgaze, post-metal)


Tvivler – Negativ Psykologi #3 (noise rock, post-hardcore)


Valtozash – Wizard-Bird (experimental big band, jazz metal)

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