Release Day Roundup – 1/19/18

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!

Arkona – Krahm (pagan black metal)

 

Blame – Almanac (tech death)

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Clavicus Vile – The Nightspirit’s Call (melodic death metal)

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Dear Apollo – Volume One (prog metal, post-hardcore)

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Extremities – Gaia (prog metal)

 

First Aid Kit – Ruins (alt-country)

 

Hago – Hago (prog fusion)

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Jute Gyte / Spectral Lore – Helian (avant-garde black metal)

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Perfect Beings – Vier (art rock, prog rock)

 

Salad Boys – This is Glue (indie pop, jangle pop)

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Shopping – The Official Body (art punk, post-punk)

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Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life (art pop, synthpop)

 

Xenosis – Devour and Birth (progressive death metal, tech death)

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Yhdarl – Loss (avant-garde black metal)

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Yotam Avni – Prelude to Dybbuk (minimal techno)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69JuPWlJbHw

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