Release Day Roundup – 10/20/17

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!

Amenra – Mass VI (post-metal)


And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering (math rock, post-rock)


Atomic Youth – AYV I​-​V Sunset Trajectory (prog metal)


Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (funeral doom)


John Carpenter – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974​-​1998 (progressive electronic, soundtrack)


Daniel Cavanagh – Monochrome (art rock)


Destroyer – Ken (art pop, chamber pop)


William Eggleston – Musik (experimental, modern classical)


Élet – Fantasy and Ash (math rock, prog rock)


FES // Exploder – Sleep Less (indie rock, math rock)


HEIR – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (black metal)


I the Mighty – Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go (alternative rock, post-hardcore)


Kartikeya – Samudra (progressive death metal)


The Kennedy Veil – Imperium (blackened tech death)


Korrupt – Preachers and Creatures (black’n’roll, hardcore punk)


Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (nu-disco, progressive electronic)


Moebius – Hybris (groove metal, prog metal)


Naeramarth – The Innumerable Stars (progressive black metal)


Spires of the Lunar Sphere – SIREN (avant-garde metal)


Sufjan Stevens – The Greatest Gift (indie folk, singer/songwriter)


Trivium – The Sin and the Sentence (melodic metalcore)


Veil of Maya – False Idol (djent)


Wobbler – From Silence to Somewhere (prog rock, symphonic rock)


Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie (black metal)


Xanthochroid – Of Erthe and Axen Act II (progressive black metal, symphonic metal)


"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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