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!

3Teeth – Metawar (industrial metal)

Abbath – Outstrider (black metal)

Félicia Atkinson – The Flower and the Vessel (experimental electronic, musique concrete)

Blood Stain Child – Amateras (melodic death metal, trancecore)

Bonobo – Linked (downtempo, microhouse)

Dead Way Enlightenment – Wrong Becomes Right for My Tired Eyes
(experimental noise rock, free jazz)

Furia Inc. – Raw (metalcore, groove metal)

Glok – Dissident (IDM, ambient electronic)

Immortal Bird – Thrive On Neglect (death metal, melodic black metal)

Jute Gyte – Birefringence (avant-garde black metal, industrial black metal)

The Quiet Temple – The Quiet Temple (avant-garde jazz)

Rivers Like Veins – Z Iskier Srebrnych Orszaków (atmospheric black metal)

Tovarish – If the War Comes Tomorrow (blackened doom metal, dark ambient)

Trash Kit – Horizon (math rock, post-punk)

Wolf Prayer – Echoes of the Second Sun (psych rock, stoner rock)