Release Day Roundup – 5/11/18

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!

1099 – Blindpassasjer (post-rock)

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Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids – An Angel Fell (afrojazz, spiritual jazz)

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Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (alternative rock, indie rock)

 

Beach House – (dream pop, neo-psychedelia)

 

The Body – I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer. (drone metal, post-industrial)

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Clavel – Monuments of Grief (emoviolence, chaotic hardcore)

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Connections – Foreign Affairs (indie rock, lo-fi pop)

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De Profundis – The Blinding Light of Faith (progressive death metal, OSDM)

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Engel – Abandon All Hope (melodic death metal)

 

Ingrina – Etter Lys (post-metal)

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Nuvo – Laiks ir asinīs (progressive death metal)

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Sevendust – All I See is War (alternative metal, nu-metal)

 

Skinless – Savagery (death metal)

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Soft Kill – Savior (post-punk)

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