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!

Bees Made Honey in the Vein Tree – Grandmother (stoner doom, psych rock)

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Bledig – Bruise (trip-hop, nu-jazz)

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Body Thief – Travel Glow (progressive post-hardcore)

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Caloia / Charuest / Fousek – Maps to Hands (free improv)

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Cartographs – Wilt & Blossom (blackened post-metal)

Chrome Waves – A Grief Obsessed (post-black metal, blackgaze)

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Climate of Fear – The Onset of Eternal Darkness (melodeath)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k3-Dgd4m3k

Darkwater – Human (melodic prog metal)

Degraey – Reveries (progressive post-metal)

Demon Hunter – War & Peace (metalcore)

HateVirus – Hateful Mine (melodic groove metal)

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In Flames – I, the Mask (melodeath)

Yves Jarvis – The Same But By Different Means (neo-soul, psych pop)

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Living Hour – Softer Faces (dream pop, psych pop)

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Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Yn Ol I Annwyn (progressive stoner doom)

Mark Morton – Anesthetic (alt-rock, groove metal)

Organosyde – Kvlt of the Ziox (death metal)

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Pissgrave – Posthumous Humiliation (death metal)

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Pond – Tasmania (neo-psychedelia)

Queensryche – The Verdict (heavy metal, prog metal)

Red Cain – Kindred: Act I (neoclassical metal, prog metal)

The Riven – The Riven (classic rock, hard rock)

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Sundara Karma – Ulfilas’ Alphabet (indie pop)

Ungraven – Language of Longing (sludge, death metal)

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Vimur – Triumphant Master of Fates (black metal)

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Vök – In the Dark (electropop, indietronica)

Warfist – Grünberger (blackend thrash)

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Weezer – The Black Album (alt-rock, pop rock)

Westkust – Westkust (post-punk, shoegaze)

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While She Sleeps – So What? (post-hardcore, metalcore)

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