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!

Abyssal – A Beacon In the Husk (dissonant death metal)

Anup Sastry – Illuminate (math metal, djent)

Bedouine – Bird Songs of a Killjoy (indie folk, psychedelic folk)

Blank Banshee – Metamorphosis (electronic, vaporwave)

Bokassa – Crimson Riders (stoner rock, punk)

Rob Burger – The Grid (modern classical, experimental)

The Callous Daoboys – Die on Mars (mathcore, metalcore)

Chronologist – Solstice I (instrumental prog metal)

Drei Effen – Seguimos Ciegxs (screamo, crust)

Eskapism – Ancient Songs of the Wind (atmospheric black metal)

Sean Foran & Stuart McCallum – Counterpart (jazz fusion, modern classical)

Glare of the Sun – Theia (melodic doom metal, post-metal)

Sarah Haras – Metal East (post-industrial, IDM)

Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy (indietronica, synth pop)

Howling Sycamore – Seven Pathways to Annihilation (avant-garde metal, prog metal)

Rafael Anton Irisarri – Solastalgia (ambient)

Itheist – Itheist (black metal)

Leif – Loom Dream (ambient techno, IDM)

The Meads of Asphodel – Running Out of Time Doing Nothing (experimental melodic black metal)

Memoriam – Requiem For Mankind (death metal)

Milton Man Gogh – How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time) (experimental jazz)

Georgia Anne Muldrow – VWETO II (instrumental hip-hop, funk)

MYY – Your world is Not All Correct (post-rock)

The Odious – Vesica Piscis (progressive death metal)

Pacmanthemovie – Pacmanthemovie (mathcore, spazzcore)

Possum – Space Grade Assembly (krautrock, space rock)

Teramaze – We Are Soldiers (prog metal, power metal)

The St. Pierre Snake Invasion – Caprice Enchanté (hardcore, mathcore)

Titus Andronicus – An Obelisk (indie rock, folk punk)