Release Day Roundup – 3/23/18

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!

The Absence – A Gift for the Obsessed (melodeath)


Bog Wraith – Omen (progressive deathcore)


COAST – COAST (modern jazz, nu jazz)


Coilguns – Millenials (mathcore, sludge metal)


Et Moriemur – Epigrammata (blackened death doom)


Flora – The Bottom (post-rock, prog rock)


Ben Frost – All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated (dark ambient, post-industrial)


GosT – Possessor (synthwave)


Guided By Voices – Space Gun (indie rock)


Hibakusha – Prophet of Numbers (progressive metalcore)


Led By Serpents – Negative Construct (blackened tech death)


The Messthetics – The Messthetics (instrumental rock, jazz rock)


Monster Magnet – Mindfucker (stoner metal)


Mournful Congregation – The Incubus Of Karma (funeral doom)


Nightmarer – Cacophony of Terror (mathcore, tech death)


Noir Voir – ER (math rock)


Of Feather and Bone – Bestial Hymns of Perversion (deathgrind)


Order ov Riven Cathedrals – Göbekli Tepe (avant-garde tech death)


Persefone – In Lak’Ech (progressive death metal)


Preoccupations – New Material (post-punk)


Mark Pritchard – The Four Worlds (ambient, experimental electronic)


Will Haven – Muerte (alt rock, post-hardcore)


"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better - pushing right back." - Albert Camus

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