Release Day Roundup – 7/27/18

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!

Anatomy of the Bear – Alysu (post-rock)


Atavisma – The Chthonic Rituals (progressive death metal)


Axis of Despair – Contempt for Man (grindcore)


Tyler Corbett – Wandering (prog metal)


Death and the Penguin – Anomie (art rock)


Frontierer – Unloved (mathcore, chaotic metalcore)


Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (death metal)


Hellish – The Spectre of Lonely Souls (blackened thrash, death metal)


Inexorum – Lore of the Lakes (melodic black metal, melodeath)


Lower Automation – Shoebox Companion (mathcore)


Marunata – Dernières Réminiscences (atmospheric black metal)


Milton Man Gogh – XXX Bitter Irony (avant-gare jazz)


Morrow – The Weight of These Feathers (atmospheric black metal)


Tony Molina – Kill the Lights (jangle pop, power pop)


Neckbeard Deathcamp – White Nationalism is for Basement Dwelling Losers (black metal)


Otep – Kult 45 (nu-metal)


Plini – Sunhead (instrumental nu-prog)


Redemption – Long Night’s Journey into Day (prog metal)


Talons – We All Know (post-rock)


Thou – Rhea Sylvia (experimental sludge metal)


Ultra-Violence – Operation Misdirection (thrash)


Void Eater – III (avant-garde death metal)


"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better - pushing right back." - Albert Camus

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