Release Day Roundup – 3/22/19

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!

Accursed Spawn – The Virulent Host (death metal)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Ancestral Recall (jazz fusion, spiritual jazz)

Aephanemer – Prokopton (symphonic melodeath)

American Football – LP3 (midwest emo, math rock)

Andrew Bird – My Finest Work Yet (indie folk, singer/songwriter)

Apparat – LP5 (IDM, ambient electronic)

Ashen Horde – Fallen Cathedrals (progressive black metal)

Avey Tare – Cows on Hourglass Pond (neo-psychedelia)

Bleeding Utopia – Where the Light Comes to Die (melodeath)

Cast Down – A Deconstruction of Self (industrial hardcore)

Cellar Darling – The Spell (gothic folk metal)

Crafting the Conspiracy – The Cosmic Key, Pt. 1 (death metal, deathcore)

The Flaying – Angry, Undead (death metal)

From Sorrow to Serenity – Reclaim (metalcore)

Frosthelm – Pyrrhic (black metal)

Good Tiger – Redux (electronic prog)

Green Lung – Woodland Rites (stoner rock, heavy psych)

Housewives – Twilight Splendour (avant-pop, no wave)

Illimitable Dolor – Leaden Light (atmospheric death-doom)

La Dispute – Panorama (post-hardcore, emo)

Mary Lattimore & Mac McCaughan – New Rain Duets (ambient, ethereal wave)

Steve Murphy – Mira Electronics (industrial techno, minimal techno)

Peter Orins – Happened By Accident (experimental electronic, free improv)

Sermon – Birth of the Marvelous (prog rock, alt-metal)

Shlohmo – The End (witch house, wonky)

Tengger Cavalry – Northern Memory (folk metal)

Thoughtcrimes – Tap Night EP (chaotic hardcore)

Truth Corroded – Bloodlands (death metal, groove thrash)

Vesperine – Espérer Sombrer (post-metal)

Windwaker – Empire (post-hardcore, metalcore)

Witherfall – Vintage (prog metal)


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