Release Day Roundup – 11/9/18

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!

All That Remains – Victim of the New Disease (metalcore)

 

Architects – Holy Hell (progressive metalcore)

 

Ashes of Ares – Well of Souls (power metal)

 

Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore – Ghost Forests (contemporary folk, modern classical)

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Bane – Esoteric Formulae (blackened death metal)

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Brand of Sacrifice – The interstice (deathcore)

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Convent Guilt – Diamond Cut Diamond (heavy metal)

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Cripple Bastards – La Fine Cresce Da Dentro (grindcore)

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Cult Leader – A Patient Man (crust punk, metallic hardcore)

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Ernia – Ernia (grindcore)

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Evoken – Hypnagogia (funeral doom, death doom)

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For I Am King – I (melodeath)

 

Fractal Cypher – Prelude to an Impending Outcome (prog metal)

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Ghost Key – See This Through (hardcore, metalcore)

 

Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot (folk punk, singer/songwriter)

 

Ichor – Hadal Ascending (death metal)

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Lethean – The Waters of Death (epic doom metal, heavy metal)

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Muse – Simulation Theory (alt-rock, arena rock)

 

Nattravnen – Kult of the Raven (epic death metal)

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Ohhms – Exist (post-metal, stoner doom)

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Old Wounds – Glow (hardcore)

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Psycroptic – As the Kingdom Drowns (tech death)

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Sadist – Spellbound (death metal)

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Septagon – Apocalyptic Rhymes (thrash metal, power metal)

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Shvpes – Greater Than (post-hardcore, metalcore)

 

Third Storm – The Grand Manifestation (black metal)

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Ulthar – Cosmovore (blackened death metal)

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Voices from the Fuselage – Odyssey: The Founder of Dreams (prog metal)

 

Vouna – Vouna (blackened funeral doom)

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