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!

Antagony – Ashes (deathgrind)

Atlases – Haar (atmospheric black metal, melodeath)

Aziza – The Root of Demise (death metal, sludge)

Destrage – The Chosen One (metalcore)

Devastruction – Space Force One (thrash)

Diamond Head – The Coffin Train (Heavy Metal, thrash)

Esoctrilihum – The Telluric Ashes of the Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods (progressive death metal, blackened death metal)

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (symphonic death metal)

Flying Lotus – Flamagra (alternative hip-hop, jazz fusion)

Goregång – Neon Graves (death metal)

Hot Water Music – Shake Up the Shadows (punk)

Lisathe – Lisathe (jazz rock, post-rock)

Lvcifyre – Sacrament (death metal)

Misþyrming – Algleymi (black metal)

Nihility – Thus Spoke the Antichrist (death metal)

Nocturnus AD – Paradox (progressive tech death)

Shredhead – Live Unholy (groove metal, thrash)

Stormlord – Far (symphonic death metal, power metal)

Ulvedharr – World of Chaos (death metal, thrash)

Vale – Burden of Sight (blackened death metal)

Visigoth – Bells of Awakening (heavy metal)

Widower – Cataclysmic Sorcery (black metal)

Zealot R.I.P. – Zealot R.I.P. (death punk)

Zombified – Whom the Gods Notice They Destroy (death metal)