Release Day Roundup – 11/23/18

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!

Blackrat – Dread Reverence (blackened thrash)


Blade Killer – High Risk (heavy metal)


Cattle Decapitation – Medium Rarities (deathgrind, goregrind)


Chapel of Disease – …And as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye (blackened thrash, death doom)


Corpsessed – Impetus of Death (death metal)


Death Ray Vision – Negative Mental Attitude (crossover thrash)


Dysmorphic – An Illusive Progress (tech death)


Embryonic Cells – Horizons (melodeath, symphonic black metal)


In the Woods…  – Cease the Day (progressive doom)


Kalidia – The Frozen Throne (power metal)


Obliteration – Cenotaph Obscure (death metal)


Queen Kona – Desecration of the Universe (progressive deathcore)


The Samps – Breakfast (dance funk, nu-disco)


Second to Sun – The Walk (post-black metal)


Sheep Effect – Saxual Harassment (electronic jazz, world music)


Sodom  – Partisan (thrash)


Tenchio – Bedroom Chaos of the Inner Noodle (math rock, experimental rock)


Unearth – Extinction(s) (metalcore)


Warpath – Filthy Bastard Culture (thrash)


Zapruder – Zapruder (post-hardcore, mathcore)


Zemeth – Monochrome Blood (neo-classical power metal, melodeath)


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