Release Day Roundup – 4/13/18

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!

A Place To Bury Strangers – Pinned (post-punk, psychedelic rock)

 

Æpoch – Awakening Inception (progressive death metal, tech death)

 

Animal Flag – Void Ripper (alternative rock, indie rock)

 

Chaos Echœs with Mats Gustafsson – Sustain (avant-garde metal)

 

Cordoba – Break the Locks Off Everything New (jazz fusion, neo-soul)

 

Death Engine – Place Noire (blackened hardcore)

 

The Dali Thundering Concept – Savages (djent, progressive metalcore)

 

The Earth and I – The Candleman and the Curtain (prog metal)

 

Fred Cracklin – Looming Spook (experimental math rock)

 

Goldmund – Occasus (modern classical, post-rock)

 

HERON – A Low Winter’s Son (sludge metal, stoner doom)

 

Møl – Jord (blackgaze)

 

Christophe Monniot – Jericho Sinfonia (avant-garde jazz)

 

Nekrogoblikon – Welcome to Bonkers (heavy metal)

 

NONE – Life has gone on long enough (atmospheric black metal)

 

Our Place of Worship Is Silence – With Inexorable Suffering (blackened death metal)

 

RLYR – Actual Existence (post-metal)

 

Scientist – Barbelith (progressive sludge metal)

 

Tierpark – Vacance (dreamgaze, math rock)

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