Release Day Roundup – 10/13/17

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!

Altarage – Endinghent (death metal)

 

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (folk rock, indie folk)

 

Beck – Colors (alternative dance, pop rock)

 

The Caretaker – Everywhere at the End of Time – Stage 3 (ambient, turntable music)

 

Coma Cluster Void – Thoughts From a Stone (avant-garde death metal, tech death)

 

Dark Waters End – Submersion (deathcore)

 

Enslaved – (blackened prog metal)

 

Kamancello – Kamancello (modern classical, Persian folk music)

 

King Krule – The Ooz (art rock)

 

Milton Man Gogh – Stress to Impress (experimental jazz)

 

Möbius – Above the Clouds, Night (ambient, drone)

 

Nhor – Wildflowers: Autumn (ambient, solo piano)

 

Opium Eater – ENNUI (post-metal, progressive sludge metal)

 

Perihelion – Örvény (post-metal, prog metal)

 

Prostitution – Egyptian Blue (blackened prog metal)

 

Raven – the night is dark, the night is silent, the night is bright, the night is loud (avant-garde, modern classical)

 

The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild (Americana, indie rock)

 

Spectral Voice – Eroded Corridors of Unbeing (death doom)

 

St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION (art pop, synth pop)

 

Stuck in November – First Visit to Camp Telepathy (progressive folk, math rock)

 

TippWerk – Exotics (math rock, prog metal)

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better – pushing right back.” – Albert Camus