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!

A Sound of Thunder – It Was Metal (power metal)

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Morgan Ågren – Mats / Morgan Live with Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orch. (jazz fusion)

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Begat the Nephilim – Begat the Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy (melodic deathcore)

 

Chromeo – Head Over Heels (nu-disco, synthpop)

 

Down Among the Dead Men – …And You Will Obey Me (death metal)

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DeepOne and Bright – Shards of the Void (post-metal, screamo)

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Fortiori – Revive (Instrumental) – (djent, prog metal)

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The Fractured Dimension – On the Precipice of Many Infinities (prog metal)

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High Tension – Purge (sludge metal)

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Hoth – Astral Necromancy (blackened melodeath)

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Jazz Against The Machine – Black Bossa (jazz rock)

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Kadebra – Compass (djent, atmospheric groove metal)

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Madball – For The Cause (hardcore)

 

Axel Mansoor – Somerset (indie pop)

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Orange Goblin – The Wolf Bites Back (heavy metal, stoner metal)

 

Palberta – Roach Goin’ Down (experimental rock)

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John Parish – Bird Dog Dante (alt rock, singer/songwriter)

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Progenie Terrestre Pura – starCross (atmospheric black metal)

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Mike Shinoda – Post Traumatic (alternative R&B, conscious hip-hop)

 

Tad Morose – Chapter X (heavy metal, power metal)

 

Tyrant – The Existential Reversal (melodeath, melodic thrash)

 

Veld – S.I.N (Spawn In Nothingness) (blackened death metal)

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Leon Vynehall – Nothing I Still (deep house, downtempo)

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