Release Day Roundup – 4/12/19

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!

All Your Sisters – Trust Ruins (darkwave, post-punk)

Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut – La Deal (post-rock, prog rock)

Asuna & Jan Jelinek – Signals Bulletin (ambient, drone)

Big Business – The Beast You Are (sludge metal, stoner rock)

Black Flower – Future Flora (Afro-jazz, jazz-funk)

Blankenberge – More (dream pop, post-rock)

Bloodjob – Sick Concept Humanity (brutal death metal)

Broken Social Scene – Let’s Try the After – Vol. 2 (indie pop, indie rock)

The Budos Band – The Budos Band V (jazz-funk, jazz fusion)

Devour the Unborn – Liturgy of Irreverent Oblation (brutal death metal, slam)

Earthquake Lights – Distress Signals (art pop, chamber pop)

Chris Forsyth – All Time Present (jam band, psych rock)

Hath – Of Rot And Ruin (progressive death metal)

Hybrid Nightmares – Obelisk (progressive black metal)

Ignominy – Fear the Living (technical, dissonant death metal)

Inculter – Fatal Visions (blackened thrash)

Indepth – The Endless Pursuit (progressive death metal, tech death)

Inferi – The End of an Era | Rebirth (melodeath, tech death)

Inter Arma – Sulphur English (atmospheric sludge metal, progressive doom)

Damien Jurado – In the Shape of a Storm (indie folk, singer/songwriter)

Ketzer – Cloud Collider (blackened thrash)

Richard Luke – Glass Island (modern classical

The Machinist – Confidimus in Morte (melodic metalcore, deathcore)

Malk – WMAIDIT (abstract hip-hop, plunderphonics)

Keith Merrow – Reading the Bones (instrumental prog)

Nekrasov – Lust of Consciousness (black metal, harsh noise)

Neolithic – Neolithic (death metal)

Numenorean – Adore (atmospheric black metal, post-black metal)

Örk Bastards – Warmongers of the Gloomy Lands (thrash)

Emily Reo – Only You Can See It (dream pop, indie rock)

Sludgehammer – Antechamber (groove metal, death metal)

Sotto Voice – Safety (lo-fi pop, indie rock)

Tasteful Turmoil – The Phantom Fear (thrash)

Teen Body – Dreamo (dream pop, shoegaze)

Theories – Vessel (deathgrind)

Through the Noise – Dualism (melodic hardcore, metalcore)

Valence – Cognitive Dissidents (instrumental prog)

Vishurddha – Addiction to Death and Anguish (death metal)

Xaon – Solipsis (symphonic melodeath)

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