Release Day Roundup – 9/1/17

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!

BLVCK CEILING – BLVCK CEILING (dark ambient, downtempo)


Botanist – Collective: The Shape of He to Come (atmospheric black metal, blackgaze)


Dälek – Endangered Philosophies (abstract hip-hop, industrial hip-hop)


The Flashbulb – Piety of Ashes (IDM, post-rock)


LCD Soundsystem – American Dream (dance punk, new wave)

Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun (electronic, post-rock)




Nyss – Princesse Terre (Three Studies of Silence and Death) (atmospheric black metal, avant-garde black metal)


The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure (indie pop, noise pop)

Paradise Lost – Medusa (gothic doom metal)

Rivener – Rivener (free improvisation, psychedelic rock)


Rosetta – Utopioid (post-metal)


Septicflesh – Codex Omega (gothic metal, symphonic death metal)

Soften The Glare – Making Faces (math rock, prog metal)


STELLAR YOUNG – BECAME A FLAME (alt rock, indie rock)


Undisclosed Dimensions – Awakening (progressive tech death)


Wang Wen – In Course of the Miraculous (ambient post-rock)


"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better - pushing right back." - Albert Camus

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