Release Day Roundup – 6/29/18

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!

Henrik Appel – Burning Bodies (alt rock, singer/songwriter)

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Bookakee – Ignominies (tech death, progressive deathcore)

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Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity (melodic metalcore)

 

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (modal jazz, post-bop)

 

Container – LP (industrial techno)

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The Death Particle – The Tangent Universe (nu-jazz)

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Delusions of Grandeur – Apotheosis (progressive deathcore)

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Dwellings – Lavender Town (post-hardcore)

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Eishan Ensemble – Nim Dong (world fusion, Persian jazz)

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Fall of the Albatross – Abscission (prog metal)

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Florence + The Machine – High as Hope (art pop, chamber pop)

 

Gorillaz – The Now Now (alternative rock, art pop)

 

Hatchet – Dying to Exist (thrash metal)

 

Kevin Hufnagel – Messages to the Past (instrumental prog, tech death)

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Jim James – Uniform Distortion (blues rock, psychedelic rock)

 

Jaye Jayle – No Trail and Other Unholy Paths (alt-country, dark Americana)

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Naberus – Hollow (metalcore, melodeath)

 

The Night Flight Orchestra – Sometimes the World Ain’t Enough (hard rock)

 

Night Verses – From the Gallery of Sleep (instrumental prog rock, post-rock)

 

Nonexist – In Praise of Death (melodeath)

 

Self Defense Family – Have You Considered Punk Music (indie rock, post-hardcore)

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Shell From Oceanic – How to Let Go (prog fusion)

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Shylmagoghnar – Transience (blackened death metal, melodic black metal)

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Sleep Dealer – Memories (post-rock, post-metal)

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Slidhr – The Futile Fires of Man (black metal)

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Them Are Us Too – Amends (dream pop, ethereal wave)

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The Vines – In Miracle Land (garage rock, indie rock)

 

Violent Life, Violent Death – Come, Heavy Breath (metalcore, hardcore)

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