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!

Aseethe – Throes (sludge metal, doom metal)

Bethlehem – Lebe Dich Leer (progressive black metal)

Crazy Lixx – Forever Wild (hard rock)

Diamond Construct – Diamond Construct (metalcore)

Nil Ciuró – Inwards (modern classical)

Com Truise – Persuasion System (chillwave, synth funk)

Crooked Colours – Langata (indie rock, indie pop)

Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir (deathgrind)

Glassing – Spotted Horse (post-hardcore, blackgaze)

The Head and the Heart – Living Mirage (indie folk, indie pop)

Hellyeah – Welcome Home (nu-metal, groove metal)

Hey Colossus – Four Bibles (heavy psych, sludge metal)

Injury Reserve – Injury Reserve (experimental hip-hop, glitch-hop)

Institute – Readjusting the Locks (post-punk, noise rock)

Carly Rae Jepsen – Dedicated (dance pop, synthpop)

Kubera – Inhaerens (tech death, groove metal)

Lo-Pan – Subtle (stoner metal, hard rock)

Minor Poet – The Good News (indie rock, indie pop)

Kelly Moran – Origin (ambient, post-minimalism)

The National – I Am Easy to Find (art rock, chamber pop)

Noseholes – Ant And End (post-punk, noise pop)

October Tide – In Splendor Below (death doom, melodic doom metal)

Olden Yolk – Living Theatre (folk rock, neo-psychedelia)

Paladin – Ascension (power metal, thrash metal)

Laurence Pike – Holy Spring (free improv, experimental electronic)

Rammstein – Rammstein (industrial metal)

Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus (doom metal)

Sannhet – Short Life (post-metal)

Savage Messiah – Demons (heavy metal, thrash)

Seba Kaapstad – Thina (neo-soul, jazz rap)

Siskiyou – Not Somewhere (contemporary folk, indie rock)

Son Step – Fossilillies (art pop, math rock)

Starkill – Gravity (symphonic melodeath)

Spylacopa – Beneath the Earth that Lies Beneath the Sea (ambient)

Tyler, the Creator – IGOR (alternative r&b, experimental hip-hop)


Vale of Pnath – Accursed (tech death, melodeath)

Josephine Wiggs – We Fall (ambient, experimental electronic)