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

5 years ago

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!

Baths – Romaplasm (glitch pop, indietronica)

Bird Problems – TAR (post-hardcore, prog metal)

The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (avant-garde metal)

Bolt Gun – Man Is Wolf to Man (blackened doom metal, post-metal)

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Daeva – Pulsing Dark Absorptions (blackened thrash)

Godflesh – Post Self (industrial metal, post-metal)

Ilevens – Transmitter (microtonal pop, psychedelic pop)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland (psychedelic rock, prog rock)

Morvigor – Tyrant (black metal)

Patrick Shiroishi – Tulean Dispatch (avant-garde jazz)

Trespasser – Suffer Alone, Suffer Together (blackened hardcore, metallic hardcore)

Zenxienz – Cosmosis (garage, wonky)

Scott Murphy

Published 5 years ago