Release Day Roundup – 2/2/18

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 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!

Poppy Ackroyd – Resolve (modern classical)

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BRIAN! – Chasms Of Color & Thought (avant-prog)

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Cyclamen – Amida (post-hardcore, prog metal)

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Sandy Ewen / Weasel Walter – Idiomatic (free jazz, noise)

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Ezra Feinberg – Pentimento and Others (minimal folk, new age)

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Greber – Cemetery Preston (sludge metal)

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Long Distance Calling – Boundless (post-rock)

 

Red River Dialect – Broken Stay Open Sky (folk rock, psychedelic folk)

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The Soft Moon – Criminal (darkwave, post-punk)

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Steve Reich – Pulse / Quartet (minimalism, modern classical)

 

Saxon – Thunderbolt (heavy metal)

 

Stygian Obsession – Form is Void (experimental blackened death metal)

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Xenobiotic – Prometheus (tech death)

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