Release Day Roundup – 4/5/19

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!

Antropomorphia – Merciless Savagery (blackened death metal)

Brant Bjork – Jacoozzi (heavy psych, stoner rock)

Blind Monarch – What Is Imposed Must Be Endured (sludge, funeral doom)

Ceremony of Silence – Oútis (dissonant death metal, blackened death metal)

Cities of Mars – The Horologist (psychedelic doom, progressive stoner rock)

Shana Cleveland – Night of the Worm Moon (psychedelic folk)

Corrosive – Nourished By Blood (death metal)

Crumbiest – Gore Zoo (brutal death metal, slam)

Eluveitie – Ategnatos (melodic folk metal, power metal)

Empath – Active Listening: Night on Earth (indie pop, power pop)

Enterprise Earth – Luciferous (death metal, deathcore)

Exumer – Hostile Defiance (thrash)

Friisk – De Doden Van’t Waterkant (black metal)

Hellripper – Black Arts and Alchemy (blackened thrash)

Idlewild – Interview Music (indie rock, power pop)

Latitudes – Part Island (post-metal)

Mana – Seven Steps Behind (ambient, progressive electronic)

Martha – Love Keeps Kicking (pop-punk)

Navet Confit – Engagement, lutte, clan et respect (art pop, indie pop)

Obzerv – Acherontia Atropos (progressive thrash, groove metal)

Periphery – Periphery IV: HAIL STAN (djent, melodic metalcore)

The Proper Ornaments – Six Lenins (jangle pop, indie rock)

PUP – Morbid Stuff (pop-punk, hardcore punk)

Raketkanon – RKTKN #3 (art rock, noise rock)

Seax – Fallout Rituals (thrash, heavy metal)

Suffering Hour – Dwell (experimental death metal, progressive death metal)

Sworn Enemy – Gamechanger (hardcore)

Tormenta – Batismo da Dor (thrash)

Town Portal – Of Violence (progressive math rock, post-rock)

W. H. Lung – Incidental Music (krautrock, neo-psychedelia)

Waste of Space Orchestra – Syntheosis (progressive doom, psychedelic metal)

West of Hell – Blood of the Infidel (heavy metal, thrash)

Witchfinder – Hazy Rites (stoner doom)

Wormwitch – Heaven That Dwells Within (black metal)

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