Release Day Roundup – 11/3/17

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!

Armand Hammer – ROME (experimental hip-hop, spoken word)


Atena – Possessed (symphonic metalcore)


Black Kirin – 金陵祭 Nanking Massacre (melodic death metal)


Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black (death metal)


Clouds Taste Satanic – The Glitter of Infinite Hell (atmospheric stoner metal)


Converge – The Dusk In Us (metalcore)


Diploid – Everything Went Red (blackened hardcore, grindcore)


Echopraxia – Pumpkin Palace (symphonic prog metal)


Echotide – Into the Half Light (post-rock)


Fief – III (dungeon synth, medieval ambient)


Fragarak – A Spectral Oblivion (atmospheric death metal)


Frequency Eater – Finite States (instrumental prog metal)


Friendship – HATRED (powerviolence)


Golden Hymns Sing ‘Hurrah’ – Golden Hymns Sing ‘Jobless & Worried’ (post-rock)


GRIDFAILURE – When The Lights Go Out, Vol. I (dark ambient, industrial)


Left Without Eve – Untimely Frost (math rock, post-hardcore)


N█O – Adrestia (atmospheric black metal)


Odessos – Early Breakfast (indie rock, jazz rock)


Parallel Horizons – Dissonant Echos (progressive deathcore)


Paramnesia/Ultha – Split (atmospheric black metal, avant-garde black metal)


Polaris – The Mortal Coil (melodic metalcore)


Shpassiva – Shpassiva (brutal prog, math rock)


The Syters – Disowned (alternative metal, metalcore)


The Wakedead Gathering/Ecferus – Split (avant-garde black metal)

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