Release Day Roundup – 1/18/19

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!

A Pale Horse Named Death – When the World Becomes Undone (goth rock, goth metal)

Aesop Rock & Tobacco – Malibu Ken (experimental hip-hop, indietronica)

Arch Enemy – Covered in Blood (melodeath)

James Blake – Assume Form (art pop, singer/songwriter)

Cane Hill – Kill The Sun (alt-rock, nu-metal)

Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (indie rock, psych rock)

Dust Bolt – Trapped in Chaos (thrash)

Ectovoid – Inner Death (death metal)

The End of the Ocean – –aire (post-rock)

Fever333 – Strength in Numb333rs (post-hardcore, rap-metal)

Flotsam and Jetsam – The End of Chaos (thrash metal)

Gorgon – Elegy (symphonic blackened death)

Haunt – Mosaic Vision (heavy metal)

Hermóðr – Forest Sky (atmospheric black metal)

Kadinja – Super 90′ (tech metal, djent)

Gleb Kanasevich – Subtraction (experimental drone)

Lahmia – Resilience (melodeath)

Land Wars – Land Wars (math rock)

Malevolent Creation – The 13th Beast (death metal)

Malum Sky – Diatribe (melodic prog metal, djent)

Old Solar – SEE (post-rock)

Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust? (alt-metal, hard rock)

Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow (indie folk, singer/songwriter)

Wait for the Day – The Sun Will Drown (metalcore, post-hardcore)

Woorms – Slake (sludge)

Wristmeetrazor – Misery Never Forgets (metalcore, emoviolence)


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