Release Day Roundup – 5/25/18

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 Beast of Nod – Vampira: Disciple of Chaos (progressive tech death)

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Aisha Burns – Argonauta (indie folk)

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Anubis – Different Stories (prog rock)

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Armonite – And The Stars Above (prog rock)

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Candlemass – House of Doom (doom metal)

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CHVRCHES – Love is Dead (synthpop)

 

Dear Nora – Skulls Example (indie folk)

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Natalie Evans – Better at Night (indie pop, indie folk)

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Graveyard – Peace (stoner rock)

 

Jenny Hval – The Long Sleep (art pop)

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Kaguu – Wistful (math rock)

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Kurushimi – Return 2: The Grove (free jazz, grindcore)

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Lithics – Mating Surfaces (experimental rock, post-punk)

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The Love-Birds – In the Lover’s Corner (jangle pop, power pop)

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MICAWBER – Beyond the Reach of the Flame (death metal)

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Prefuse 73 – Sacrifices (experimental hip-hop)

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Ring Van Möbius – When the Sea and the Universe Were At One (Or: The Introduction of the Octopus on Tellus) (prog rock)

 

Spock’s Beard – Noise Floor (prog rock)

 

Stortregn – Emptiness Fills the Void (progressive tech death)

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Sudan Archives – Sink (R&B, soul)

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Svalbard – It’s Hard to Have Hope (blackened hardcore)

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Tracyanne & Danny – Tracyanne & Danny (singer/songwriter)

 

Uada – Cult of a Dying Sun (melodic black metal, atmospheric black metal)

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Unflesh – Savior (melodeath, tech death)

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Michael Vallera – All Perfect Days (ambient)

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Wand – Perfume (power pop, psych rock)

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Wayfarer – World’s Blood (atmospheric black metal)

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We Made God – Beyond the Pale (post-rock, post-metal)

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