Release Day Roundup – 2/16/18

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!

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – Landfall (modern classical)

 

Basalte – Vertige (blackened doom metal)

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Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (indie rock, singer/songwriter)

 

The Central – Sick and Dying (experimental rock, mathcore)

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Empress – Reminiscence (progressive stoner metal)

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Fucked & Bound – Suffrage (hardcore)

 

Tigran Hamasyan – For Gyumri (chamber jazz, modern classical)

 

Harakiri for the Sky – Arson (post-black metal)

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Loma – Loma (art pop, indie folk)

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Many Blessings – Ripe Earth (ambient drone, noise)

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Necrodancer – Void (blackened crust punk)

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Novareign – Legends (power metal, prog metal)

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Ocrilim – HRASRI (experimental solo guitar)

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Ought – Room Inside the World (art punk, post-punk)

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SeeYouSpaceCowboy / secondgradeknifefight – Split (mathcore, grindcore)

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[‘selvə] – D O M A (blackened post-metal)

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Unreal Overflows – Latent (tech death)

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