Release Day Roundup – 2/22/19

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!

BasilyskEmergence (death metal, thrash)

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Blood Youth – Starve (nu-metal)

Candlemass – The Door to Doom (doom metal, heavy metal)

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality (art rock, psych rock)

Continuum – Designed Obsolescence (brutal tech death)

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Dead Witches – The Final Exorcism (doom metal)

Death Tribe – Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment (progressive death, groove death)

Dream Theater – Distance Over Time (prog metal)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7m7l8iqGAk

Faux Ferocious – Pretty Groovy (post-punk, psych rock)

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Gatekeeper – Grey Maiden (heavy metal, trad metal)

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Ghost Iris – Apple of Discord (djent)

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Horndal – Remains (melodeath)

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King Apathy – Wounds (melodic black metal)

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Minors – Abject Bodies (hardcore, sludge)

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The Moth Gatherer – Esoteric Opression (post-metal)

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Overkill – The Wings of War (thrash)

Pandorium – Eye of the Beholder (prog thrash)

Prion – Aberrant Calamity (brutal death metal)

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Relics of Humanity – Obscuration (brutal death metal)

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Rezet – Deal With It! (thrash)

Rhapsody of Fire – The Eighth Mountain (power metal)

Sanhedrin – The Poisoner (heavy metal)

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Teeth of the Sea – WRAITH (experimental rock, trip-hop)

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Traitors – Repent (deathcore)

Traveler – Traveler (heavy metal, trad metal)

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James Yorkston – The Route to the Harmonium (indie folk, singer/songwriter)

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