Release Day Roundup – 1/4/19

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!

Chrome Sparks – Be On Fire (chillwave, downtempo)

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Cloudburst – Cloudburst (metallic hardcore, metalcore)

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Deep Mountains – Perforate the Horizon (atmospheric black metal, dark folk) 

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Entombed in the Abyss – God Given || Hell Risen (brutal deathcore)

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John Garcia And The Band Of Gold – John Garcia And The Band Of Gold (stoner metal, desert rock)

Legion of the Damned – Slaves of the Shadow Realm (thrash)

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Mistveil – Amnesia (melodeath, doom metal)

Owls’ Catcher – Beyond the Arctic Circle (IDM, post-rock)

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Rosetta – Sower of Wind (post-metal, post-rock)

Shrezzers – Relationships (nu-prog, jazz fusion)

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Yvette Young – Piano (ambient, modern classical)

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