Release Day Roundup – 5/4/18

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!

Angelus Apatrida – Cabaret de la Guillotine (thrash metal)


Collapse of Light – Each Failing Step (atmospheric doom metal, blackened doom metal)


Curse League – Laying by the Fire in Good Company (math rock)


Dead Cross – Dead Cross (crossover thrash)


Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (symphonic black metal)


Dzung – Cánh cửa thần kỳ (instrumental prog metal)


Brian Eno – Music for Installations (ambient)


Jon Hopkins – Singularity (ambient techno, microhouse)


Iceage – Beyondless (art punk, post-punk)


Ihsahn – Ámr (prog metal)


Jan Jelinek – Zwischen (sound collage, spoken word)


Jute Gyte – Penetralia (avant-garde black metal)


Nervewrecker – Murmur (sludge metal)


Norio – Unknown Universe (instrumental prog)


Parkway Drive – Reverence (metalcore)


Raven Throne – I Miortvym Snicca Zolak (atmospheric black metal)


Respire – Dénouement (blackened post-metal)


RGG / Verneri Pohjola / Samuel Blaser – City of Gardens (modern jazz, free jazz)


Thou – The House Primordial (blackened sludge metal)


Thy Catafalque – Geometria (avant-garde metal, prog metal)


Frank Turner – Be More Kind (folk punk, singer/songwriter)


uSSSy – Voyage (experimental rock)


Vampillia – Happiness Brought by Endless Sorrow (avant-garde metal)


Venetian Snares & Daniel Lanois – Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois (breakcore, IDM)


Vive la Void – Vive la Void (dream pop, krautrock)


"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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