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 the day’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!

Aborted – Bathos (brutal death metal, deathgrind/Century Media Records)

Black Grape – Pop Voodoo (alternative dance, Britpop/Universal Music Group)

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder (baroque pop, indie rock/Arts & Crafts Productions)

Heresiarch – Death Ordinance (death metal, war metal/Dark Descent Records)

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Melvins – A Walk With Love and Death (sludge metal, sound collage/Ipecac Recordings)

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