Release Day Roundup – 8/3/18

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!

Crossfaith – Ex Machina (metalcore, industrial metal)


Dorian Concept – The Nature of Imitation (glitch hop, wonky)


Elephant Micah – Genericana (avant-folk, folktronica)


Fanatism – The Future Past (krautrock, psychedelic rock)


Steve Hauschildt – Dissolvi (ambient, progressive electronic)


Infant Island – Infant Island (screamo, post-hardcore)


Into Eternity – The Sirens (prog metal, melodeath)


Mire Lore – Marrow Leech (blackened deathcore)


Opus of a Machine – Stray Fire (prog rock)


Travis Scott – Astroworld (trap-rap)


Soreption – Monument of the End (tech death)


Spooky Cool – Every Thing Ever (indie rock, art rock)


Tides of Man – Every Nothing (post-rock)


Void Rot – Consumed By Oblivion (death-doom)


"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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