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

6 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!

Afterbirth – The Time Traveler’s Dilemma (brutal death metal, tech death)

Canadian Softball – Awkward & Depressed (Midwest emo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgEW0ZHZMIo

Contrarian – To Perceive Is To Suffer (progressive death metal, tech death)

Converge – I Can Tell You About Pain/Eve (metalcore, post-hardcore)

Couch Slut – Contempt (noise rock)

DVNE – Asheran (prog metal)

Yumi Ito & Yves Theiler – Ypsilon (avant-garde jazz, vocal jazz)

Less Art – Strangled Light  (melodic hardcore, post-rock)

Nexul – Paradigm of Chaos (blackened death metal)

Railhazer – The Null and the Void (sludge metal, stoner doom)

Sarin – ᴅ ᴀ ʀ ᴋ ᴇ ʀ ʟ ᴀ ᴋ ᴇ s (post-metal)

Katie Von Schleicher – Shitty Hits (indie rock, lo-fi pop)

Tchornobog – Tchornobog (avant-garde metal, blackened death metal)

Uhtcearu – For Darkness to Subside (melodic black metal)

Scott Murphy

Published 6 years ago