Release Day Roundup – 2/23/18

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!

ADT – Insecurities (avant-garde jazz fusion)

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Alterbeast – Beast (tech death)

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Apostle of Solitude – From Gold To Ash (doom metal)

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Bhleg – Solarmegin (folk black metal)

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The Dead Mantra – Saudade Forever (post-punk)

 

Esoctrilihum – Pandaemorthium (Forbidden Formulas To Awaken The Blind Sovereigns Of Nothingness) (avant-garde black metal)

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Keiji Haino & Sumac – American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On (experimental rock, post-metal)

 

Insect Ark – Marrow Hymns (experimental doom metal)

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Kaoteon – Damnatio Memoriae (blackened death metal)

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Lionlimb – Tape Recorder (indie folk, psychedelic rock)

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Maladie – Of Harm and Salvation (extreme metal)

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Ostura – The Room (symphonic power metal)

 

Jason Sharp – Stand Above The Streams (experimental, electroacoustic)

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The Skull Defekts – The Skull Defekts (experimental rock, noise rock)

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Teeel – Overtime (synthwave)

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Turnstile – Time and Space (hardcore)

 

Usurpress – Interregnum (avant-garde death metal)

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Vexes – Ancient Geometry (alternative metal, post-hardcore)

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WAKE – Misery Rites (deathgrind, powerviolence)

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