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

5 years ago

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 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!

Amethyst Falls – Amethyst Falls (blackened folk, post-black metal/Orb Weaver Collective)

Cytotoxin – Gammageddon (brutal death metal, tech death/Unique Leader)

Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (brutal death metal, tech death/Nuclear Blast)

Dream Void – Sanctimonious (deathcore, tech death/self-released)

Ethnor – Exile (Arabic death metal, tech death/self-released)

INTRCPTR – INTRCPTR “I” (desert rock, stoner rock/Magic Bullet)

The Kindred – Weight (post-hardcore, prog metal/Sumerian)

Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence (industrial rock, electro-industrial/The Null Corporation)

Pathology – Pathology (brutal death metal, slam/Comatose Music)

Sleep Token – Two (experimental R&B, prog metal/Basick)

Slow – V – Oceans (atmospheric black metal, funeral doom/Musical Excrements)

Julian Suhr – Bulb Fiction (djent, prog fusion/self-released)

Tau Cross – Pillar of Fire (crust punk, heavy metal/Relapse)

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Tyler, the Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy (alternative R&B, experimental hip-hop/Odd Future)

ZAM – ZAM (post-grunge, post-metal/self-released)

Jakub Zytecki – Feather Bed (ambient rock, prog fusion/self-released)

Scott Murphy

Published 5 years ago