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!

Aborted – TerrorVison (death metal)

 

Abysmal Torment – The Misanthrope (death metal)

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Avenged Sevenfold – Black Reign (alt-rock, hard rock)

 

Black Majesty – Children of the Abyss (power metal)

 

Blood of Serpents – Sulphur Sovereign (blackened death metal)

 

Brockhampton – Iridescence (alternative hip-hop, Southern hip-hop)

 

Dead Letter Circus – Dead Letter Circus (alt-rock, post-hardcore)

 

Dengue Dengue Dengue – Semillero (digital cumbia, Latin electronic)

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Dragonlord – Dominion (symphonic black metal)

 

Toby Driver – They Are the Shield (avant-garde, modern classical)

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Hypophora – Douse (alt-rock)

 

Inoculation – Pure Cosmic Dread (tech death, OSDM)

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Joyce Manor – Million Dollars to Kill Me (indie rock, power pop)

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Leech – For Better or for Worse (electronic post-rock, synthwave)

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Drew McDowall – The Third Helix (dark ambient, industrial)

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Milo – Budding Ornithologists are Weary of Tired Analogies (abstract hip-hop, art rap)

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Motorama – Many Nights (post-punk, new wave)

 

Plainride – Life on Ares (hard rock, stoner rock)

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The Shifters – Have a Cunning Plan (experimental rock, post-punk)

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Skullcave – FEAR (progressive doom metal)

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Stoort Neer – en glad titel på en sorglig skiva (instrumental math metal, djent)

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Sumac – Love In Shadow (atmospheric sludge metal, experimental post-metal)

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Villagers – The Art of Pretending to Swim (alternative R&B, indie pop)

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Voivod – The Wake (progressive thrash, technical thrash)

 

Yashira/Zao – Split (metalcore)

 

Zula – New Years (psychedelic pop)

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