Release Day Roundup – 8/31/18

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!

Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed? (alt-rock, pop-punk)

 

The Breathing Process – Samsara (symphonic blackened deathcore)

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Cast The Stone – Empyrean Atrophy (death metal, melodeath)

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Circles – The Last One (alt-prog, djent)

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Conan – Existential Void Guardian (stoner doom)

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Crispin Wah – Lemon Pepper (instrumental, “shredgaze”)

 

Gnaw Their Tongues & Crowhurst – Burning Ad Infinitum: A Collaboration (noise, blackened crust)

 

Helion Prime – Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster (power metal)

 

Hespera – In Absence (melodeath)

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Iskald – Innhostinga (melodic black metal)

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Ken Mode – Loved (experimental rock, noise rock)

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Lucis Absentia – Gehenna Gate (melodeath, tech thrash)

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Mamaleek – Out of Time (experimental blackgaze, industrial post-punk)

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Mogwai – KIN OST (post-rock, electronic)

 

Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals (pop-punk, power pop)

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Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold (melodeath)

 

Palm – To Live is to Die, To Die is to Live (hardcore, grind)

 

The Pineapple Thief – Dissolution (prog rock)

 

The Secret – Lux Tenebris (blackened doom)

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Stillbirth – Annihilation of Mankind (brutal death)

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Thou – Magus (experimental sludge metal)

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Tide/Edit – All My Friends (post-rock)

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U.D.O. – Steelfactory (heavy metal)

 

Weary Eyes – True North (post-rock, math rock)

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