Release Day Roundup – 9/8/17

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!

Alvvays – Antisocialites (indie rock, jangle pop)


Arch Enemy – Will to Power (melodic death metal, power metal)

Tim Barry – High on 95 (alt-country, folk punk)

Being as an Ocean – Waiting for Morning to Come (post-hardcore)


Cannabis Corpse – Left Hand Pass (death metal)

Comeback Kid – Outsider (hardcore punk, melodic hardcore)


Death from Above – Outrage! Is Now (alt. rock, dance punk)

Deerhoof – Mountain Moves (indie rock, noise pop)


Grift – Arvet (atmospheric black metal)


Kedr Livanskiy – Ariadna (hypnagogic pop, outsider house)


Living Colour – Shade (alt. rock, hard rock)

The National – Sleep Well Beast (art rock, indie rock)

Nosaj Thing – Parallels (ambient pop, glitch hop)


Stray From the Path – Only Death is Real (metalcore, nu metal)

Usnea – Portals into Futility (death doom, sludge metal)


Chad VanGaalen – Light Information (indie rock, psychedelic folk)


Zola Jesus – Okovi (art pop, darkwave)


"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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