Release Day Roundup – 3/16/18

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 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!

As Oceans – Still Miles To Go (progressive metalcore)


Below a Silent Sky – A View From Afar (post-metal)


Black Foxxes – REIðI (alt-rock, post-hardcore)


Blameful Isles – Pleroma (modern jazz)


The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Goal (indie folk, indie rock)


Dungen & Woods – Myths 003 (indie folk, psychedelic rock)

Earthless – Black Heaven (psychedelic rock, stoner rock)


Sergey Golovin – Sculpture (prog metal)


Grave Upheaval – (untitled) (avant-garde death doom)


Green Druid – Ashen Blood (stoner doom)


Hoggs Bison – Aeons (math rock)


Instrumental (adj.) – Reductio ad Absurdum (prog fusion)


Man Mountain – Infinity Mirror (post-rock)


Monotheist – Scourge (progressive death metal)


Mount Eerie – Now Only (indie folk, singer/songwriter)


PRhyme – PRhyme 2 (boom bap, hardcore hip-hop)


Prune Dear – Chemistry (indie rock, math rock)


Rivers of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name (progressive death metal)


Structural Disorder – …And The Cage Crumbles In The Final Scene (prog metal)


Ulvesang – The Hunt (neofolk)


"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

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