Release Day Roundup – 8/17/18

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!

Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef (indietronica, neo-psychedelia)

 

Annisokay – Arms (metalcore)

 

Bend the Sky – Expanse (symphonic post-metal, djent)

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Black Tusk – T.C.B.T. (sludge metal, stoner metal)

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Carnation – Chapel of Abhorrence (death metal)

 

Claw Marks – Hee Hee (garage rock, post-punk)

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Dance With the Dead – Loved to Death (synthwave, darkwave)

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Death Cab for Cutie – Thank You for Today (alt-rock, indie rock)

 

Demise – De la manipulación a la ignorancia (death metal)

 

Earthists. – Lifebinder (progressive metalcore)

 

Exocrine – Molten Giant (tech death)

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The Five Hundred – Bleed Red (metalcore)

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Forming the Void – Rift (progressive sludge, stoner metal)

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Gourmand – Blossoming from the Grave (progressive death metal, tech death)

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Images of Eden – Soulrise (melodeath)

 

Innumerable Forms – Punishment In Flesh (death-doom)

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Anna Meredith – Anno (experimental electronic, modern classical)

 

Mitski – Be the Cowboy (art pop)

 

Roy Montgomery – Suffuse (neo-psychedelia, ethereal wave)

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Oh Sees – Smote Reverser (garage punk, heavy psych)

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Oppressor God – Mechanical Manslaughter (tech death)

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Parasite Inc. – Dead and Alive (melodeath, groove metal)

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Primitive Man / Unearthly Trance – Split (doom metal, sludge metal)

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Still Corners – Slow Air (dream pop, indie pop)

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Tragedy of Mine – Tenebris (metalcore)

 

Trappist – Ancient Brewing Tactics (crossover thrash)

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Uniform – The Long Walk (industrial rock, noise rock)

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