Release Day Roundup – 10/26/18

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!

AlithiA – The Moon Has Fallen (prog rock, alt-metal)

 

Avast – Mother Culture (post-black metal)

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Barús – Drowned (progressive death metal)

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BLKLST – Hard To Swallow (nu-metalcore)

 

Bloodbath – The Arrow of Satan is Drawn (death metal)

 

Cognitive – Matricide (deathcore)

 

Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering – Tome II (death metal, tech death)

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Warrel Dane – Shadow Work (progressive thrash)

 

Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want (experimental hardcore)

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Death Decline – The Thousand Faces of Lies (death thrash)

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Glacial Tomb – Glacial Tomb (sludge metal, blackened death metal)

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Godless – Swarm (death thrash)

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Gotsu Totsu Kotsu – The Final Stand (death metal)

 

Haken – Vector (prog metal, prog rock)

 

Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (death metal)

 

Hemwick – Junkie (instrumental mathcore)

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Hissing – Permanent Destitution (blackened death metal, noise)

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Hollow World – Beneath the Frozen Sky (melodeath)

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Moonshade – Sun Dethroned (melodeath)

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Nechochwen – The Ancient Pulse (folk metal)

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The New Tarot – Book of Promises (indie rock, art pop)

 

Outre – Hollow Earth (blackened death metal)

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Pijn – Loss (post-metal)

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Serocs – The Phobos/Deimos Suite (tech death)

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Sirenia – Arcane Astral Aeons (symphonic metal, power metal)

 

Skull Fist – Way of the Road (heavy metal, hard rock)

 

Striker – Play to Win (heavy metal)

 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hanoi 6 (indie rock, psychedelic rock)

 

Unleashed – The Hunt For White Christ (death metal)

 

Thom Yorke – Suspiria (art pop, soundtrack)

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