Release Day Roundup – 9/29/17

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!

Akvan – شکوه فراموش شده / Forgotten Glory (black metal, Iranian folk)


Arkaik – Nemethia (tech death)


Buried Realm – The Ichor Carcinoma (tech death, progressive melodeath)


Celeste – Infidèle​(​s) (avant-garde black metal)


Five of the Eyes – The Venus Transit (indie rock, prog rock)


Four Tet – New Energy (microhouse, minimal techno)


Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold (dark ambient, post-industrial)


Horrified – Allure of the Fallen (melodic black metal, melodic death doom)


Ibeyi – Ash (alternative R&B, art pop)


Irreversible Entanglements – Irreversible Entanglements (avant-garde jazz, jazz poetry)


Monolord – Rust (stoner doom)


Morphinist – Lust (atmospheric black metal)


Musicianer – Slow Learner (avant-garde jazz)


NYOS – Navigation (math rock, post-rock)


Pelagic Records – In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth (post-metal, post-rock)


Pere Ubu – 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo (art punk, experimental rock)


Primus – The Desaturating Seven (experimental rock, prog rock)


Propagandhi – Victory Lap (crossover thrash, melodic hardcore)


Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent (art punk, post-punk)


Tangerine Dream – Quantum Gate (new age, progressive electronic)


36 Crazyfists – Lanterns (alternative metal, metalcore)


Torres – Three Futures (art pop, indie rock)


Unsane – Sterilize (noise rock, post-hardcore)


Veld – Daemonic: The Art Of Dantalian (blackened death metal)


Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (spiritual jazz)


The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die – Always Foreign (indie rock, Midwest emo)


"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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