Release Day Roundup – 9/22/17

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!

Archspire – Relentless Mutation (tech death)


Balmorhea – Clear Language (post-rock)


Behind the Shadow Drops – H a r m o n I c (post-rock)


Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun (gothic post-metal)


Circa Survive – The Amulet (post-hardcore)


The Clientele – Music for the Age of Miracles (chamber pop)


Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore (melodic metalcore)


Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (symphonic black metal)


Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero (electropop)


Drouth – Knives, Labyrinths, Mirrors (black metal)


Enter Shikari – The Spark (alternative rock/electronic rock)


Expander – Endless Computer (crossover thrash)


Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Luciferian Towers” (post-rock)


Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow (Americana/folk rock)


The Horrors – (psychedelic post-punk)


II II II – Frequency Illusion (mathcore)


John Zorn – The Interpretation of Dreams (avant-garde/modern classical)


Jordan Rakei – Wallflower (neosoul)


The Lone Tree In the Woods That Killed Us All – The Offering (djent/prog metal)


Master Boot Record – Interrupt Request (avant-garde chiptune)


Mastodon – Cold Dark Place (stoner rock)


METZ – Strange Peace (noise rock)


The Minerva Conduct – The Minerva Conduct (prog metal)


Monarch – Never Forever (drone metal)


Morse Code Alphabet – Go On (math rock/post-rock)


Process of Guilt – Black Earth (industrial doom metal)


Ranges – The Ascensionist (post-rock)


Solorun – Getting Colder (post-metal/ prog metal)


This Patch of Sky – These Small Spaces (post-rock)


Ufomammut – (sludge metal)


Vacivus – Temple of the Abyss (death metal)


Wolves In the Throne Room – Thrice Woven (atmospheric black metal)


Zephyr Avalon – Zephyr Avalon (nu-jazz)


"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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