Release Day Roundup – 10/27/17

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!

Agusa – Agusa (prog rock, psychedelic rock)


All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal (crust punk, metalcore)


Ariadne – Stabat Mater (avant-garde, modern classical)


Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights (contemporary folk, slowcore)


Blut Aus Nord – Deus Salutis Meæ (avant-garde black metal, industrial metal)


Cicada the Burrower – The Great Nothing (blackened post-metal)


ENDUR – American Parasite (industrial rock)


Fever Ray – Plunge (art pop, darkwave)


Fissures – The Long Winter Demos (blackened post-metal)


Lou Kelly – Scumlords (avant-prog)


Kettlespider – Kettlespider (prog rock)


Krallice with Dave Edwardson – Loüm (avant-garde metal, prog metal)


L’Œillère – L’Œillère (avant-garde, Peruvian folk)


Mikau – Mikau (cybergrind, metalcore)


Mendel – Universal Omega (instrumental metal, prog metal)


Ne Obliviscaris – Urn (prog metal, melodeath)


Brandon Seabrook – Needle Driver (avant-prog)


SEIMS – (experimental rock, math rock)


Special Providence – WILL (jazz fusion, prog metal)


Winds of Plague – Blood of My Enemy (deathcore, 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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