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!

Alarmist – Sequesterer (nu-jazz, electronic math rock)

Arcade Messiah – Hell By Default (post-metal, progressive stoner metal)

Lea Bertucci – Resonant Field (electroacoustic, modern classical)

Lachlan Denton & Studio Magic – A Brother (indie pop, jangle pop)

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology (atmospheric black metal)

Goon – Heaven is Humming (alt-rock, indie rock)

Hunny – Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. (new wave, pop-punk)

Jeromes Dream – LP (screamo, post-hardcore)

John Johanna – Seven Metal Mountains (jangle pop, psychedelic pop)

Lanayah – Forever in May (doomgaze, post-metal)

LINGUA IGNOTA – CALIGULA (death industrial, neoclassical darkwave)

Tony Molina – Songs From San Mateo County (noise pop, power pop)

Obey the Brave – Balance (metalcore)

Sabaton – Great War (heavy metal, power metal)

Sleepwalkers – Ages (indie rock, indie pop)

Sum 41 – Order in Decline (pop-punk)

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance (death metal)

Unheaven – Unheaven (prog metal)

Valis Ablaze – Render (melodic metalcore, djent)

Wormed – Metaportal (brutal tech death, progressive death metal)

Wreck and Reference – Absolute Still Life (experimental rock, industrial)