Release Day Roundup – 10/12/18

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!

Allelic – The Smoke of Atavistic Fires (avant-garde black metal, folk metal)

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Basement – Beside Myself (alt-rock)

 

William Basinski & Lawrence English – Selva Oscura (dark ambient, drone)

 

Benighted – Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master (deathgrind)

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Beyond Creation – Algorythm (tech death)

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Matt Calvert – Typewritten (acoustic math rock, chamber folk)

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Charalambides – Tom and Christina Carter (avant-folk, freak folk)

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Chthonic – Battlefields Of Asura (melodeath, folk metal)

 

The Dodos – Certainty Waves (indie folk, indie rock)

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Euclid C Finder – S/T (mathcore, grindcore)

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Gama Bomb – Speed Between the Lines (thrash metal)

 

Helsott – Slaves and Gods (melodeath)

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Iron Reagan – Dark Days Ahead (crossover thrash)

 

Eli Keszler – Stadium (avant-garde jazz, EAI)

 

Ocean Districts – Doomtowns (post-rock)

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The Odious Construct – Shrine of the Obscene (tech death)

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Outer Heaven – Realms of Eternal Decay (death metal)

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Polyphia – New Levels New Devils (instrumental prog)

 

Savage Annihilation – Quand s’abaisse la croix du blasphème (death metal)

 

Sealionwoman – Siren (avant-garde, modern classical)

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Set and Setting – Tabula Rosa (post-rock, post-metal)

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Terrorizer – Caustic Attack (grindcore)

 

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Wasteland (psychedelic stoner rock)

 

Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (indie rock, garage rock)

 

VOLA – Applause of a Distant Crowd (experimental rock, prog metal)

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Voros – Malignancy (tech death)

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Yowler – Black Dog In My Path (indie folk, slowcore)

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