Release Day Roundup – 6/1/18

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!

Akhenaten – Golden Serpent God (blackened death metal)


Beach Skulls – Las Dunas (garage rock, surf rock)


Bridge Burner – Null Apostle (blackened hardcore)


The Brooks – Freewheelin’Walking (funk)


Burial In The Sky – Creatio et Hominus (progressive death metal)


Juliana Daugherty – Light (indie folk)


Sam Evian – You, Forever (indie rock, lo-fi pop)


Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer (indie folk, singer/songwriter)


Ghost – Prequelle (heavy metal, occult rock)


Maps & Atlases – Lightlessness Is Nothing New (indie rock, math rock)


Oh, Adeona – Oh, Adeona (post-hardcore)


Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of (progressive electronic, post-industrial)


Pneuma Hagion – Trinity (avant-garde death metal)


The Saxophones – Songs of the Saxophones (ambient folk, dream pop)


Spurv – Myra (post-rock)


Standards – Standards (math rock)


Violet Cold – Sommermorgen (Pt. I) – Innocence (blackgaze, post-rock)


Walking Across Jupiter – Oneiroid (prog metal, djent)


11th Dimension – Paramnesia (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

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