Release Day Roundup – 7/20/18

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 Agony Scene – Tormentor (melodeath, metalcore)

 

Argos – Unidentified Dying Objects (prog rock)

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Cryonic Temple – Deliverance (melodic power metal)

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Depths Of Hatred – Bloodguilt (deathcore)

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Distorted Harmony – A Way Out (prog metal)

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Extremity – Coffin Birth (death metal)

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Filth – The Burden of Isolation (downtempo deathcore, beatdown)

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God Alone – Bent Shoulders (post-punk, post-hardcore)

 

The Halcyon Effect – Visionary (prog metal, post-hardcore)

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Journal – Chrysalis Ordalias (prog metal, mathcore)

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Jungle Rot – Jungle Rot (death metal)

 

Khôrada – Salt (avant-garde metal, progressive doom)

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Limbo – Limbo (progressive metalcore, djent)

 

The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult (blackened sludge, prog metal)

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Daron Malakian & Scars On Broadway – Dictator (alt-metal, experimental rock)

 

Mutilation Rites – Chasm (blackened hardcore, crust punk)

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Nexilva – Aseity: I (progressive deathcore)

 

Parius – The Eldrich Realm (progressive melodeath)

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Mike Patton – 1922 (modern classical, film soundtrack)

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Powerwolf – The Sacrament Of Sin (power metal)

 

Proliferation – Woodborn (progressive death)

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Skeletonwitch – Devouring Radiant Light (black metal, blackened thrash)

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SoulStructure – Time & The Truth (drum ‘n’ bass, soul-jazz)

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Spaceslug – Eye the Tide (stoner metal, progressive sludge)

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Terminus – Fortune Looming (prog rock)

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Vokonis – Olde One Ascending (heavy psych, stoner doom)

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