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

4 years ago

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!

156/Silence – Undercover Scumbag (nu-hardcore)

Abhorrence – Megalohydrothalassophobic (death metal)

Æolian – Silent Witness (melodeath)

Anisoptera – Spawn of Odonta (progressive death metal)

Arcane Roots – Landslide (electronic post-rock)

Archgoat – The Luciferian Crown (blackened death metal, war metal)

Bosse-de-Nage – Further Still (post-black metal)

Brant Bjork – Mankind Woman (stoner rock, psychedelic rock)

Conan – Existential Void Guardian (stoner doom)

Cultural Warfare – Warmageddon (thrash metal)

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Crippled Black Phoenix – Great Escape (prog rock)

Deicide – Overtures Of Blasphemy (death metal)

Deranger – Deserter (progressive metalcore)

Druglord – New Day Dying (stoner doom)

Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses (ambient folk, post-rock)

Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction (melodic power metal)

Fit For A King – Dark Skies (melodic metalcore)

Groundbreaker – Groundbreaker (melodic rock)

Guerilla Toss – Twisted Crystal (art rock, dance punk)

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Hessian – Mercenary Retrograde (heavy metal)

Hitman – The Offering: Side 1 (hard rock)

Hyperdontia – Nexus of Teeth (death metal)

Infernal Coil – Within a World Forgotten (blackened death metal, deathgrind)

Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion (progressive tech death)

Old Faith – Old Faith (post-rock)

Ominous Eclipse – Sinister (technical thrash, tech death)

Pyrexia – Unholy Requiem (death metal)

SoulHealer – Up From the Ashes (heavy metal, power metal)

Thrice – Palms (post-hardcore, alternative rock)

Uriah Heep – Living The Dream (hard rock)

Witch King – Voice of the Ossuary (death metal)

Scott Murphy

Published 4 years ago