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!

Battlegrave – Relics of a Dead Earth (thrash)

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Cantique Lépreux – Paysages Polaires (atmospheric black metal)

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Coffin Birth – The Serpent Insignia (death metal)

 

Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs (abstract hip-hop)

 

Frosttide – Decedents – Enshrined (progressive death metal, melodeath)

 

Sarah Longfield – Disparity (instrumental prog metal)

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Marasme – Malsons (sludge, post-metal)

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Master – Vindictive Miscreant (death metal)

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Merzbow – MONOAkuma (noise)

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Nachtmystium – Resilient (psychedelic black metal)

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Old Man Lizard – True Misery (stoner rock, sludge)

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Riah – Autumnalia (post-metal)

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Valhalore – Solace & Solitude (folk metal, power metal)

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