Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed

5 years ago

Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations.  -Scott Murphy

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!

A Constant Knowledge of Death – Vol III.c Everything Was Possible and Nothing Was True (blackened post-metal)

Atlantean Kodex – The Course of Empire (epic doom metal, heavy metal)

Baest – Venenum (death metal)

Being as an Ocean – PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story (post-hardcore, melodic hardcore)

Bethlehem Steel – Bethlehem Steel (indie rock, power pop)

Betraying the Martyrs – Rapture (metalcore, deathcore)

Blood Cultures – Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs (indie pop, noise pop)

Blood Red Throne – Fit to Kill (death metal)

Buried Feather – Cloudberry Dreamshake (psych rock, krautrock)

Alex Cameron – Miami Memory (indie pop, synthpop)

Charli XCX – Charli (electropop, dance pop)

Cloud Rat – Pollinator (crust, grindcore)

Crashdïet – Rust (hard rock, heavy metal)

Eschaton – Death Obsession (tech death)

Eye Flys – Context (noise rock, sludge metal)

Dan Friel – Fanfare (indietronica, noise pop)

Ghastly Sound – Have a Nice Day (hard rock, stoner rock)

Grande Royale – Take It Easy (hard rock, rock ‘n’ roll)

HarborLights – Isolation Ritual (post-rock)

Haunter – Sacramental Death Qualia (blackened death metal, progressive death metal)

The Hu – The Gereg (folk metal)

Husbandry – A Port in a Storm (post-hardcore)

Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love (art pop)

Immanu El – Structures (post-rock, indie rock)

Infant Annihilator – The Battle of Yaldabaoth (deathcore)

JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs (experimental hip-hop)

Korn – The Nothing (alt-metal, nu-metal)

LOWMENINYELLOWCOATS – lowmeninyellowcoats (screamo, skramz)

Metronomy – Metronomy Forever (indietronica, synthpop)

Microwave – Death is a Warm Blanket (alt-rock, emo)

Monomyth – Orbis Quadrantis (krautrock, space rock)

Mystic Will – EP (post-black metal, screamo)

Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier – Corpse Flower (avant-pop, experimental classical)

Pelegrin – Al-Mahruqa (psych rock, stoner rock)

Pena de Muerte – Brown Pride (thrash)

Pixies – Beneath the Eyrie (alt-rock, noise pop)

Alasdair Roberts – The Fiery Margin (contemporary folk, singer/songwriter)

Sampa the Great – The Return (jazz rap, neo-soul)

Satanique Samba Trio – Mais Bad (avant-garde jazz, experimental rock)

Sedna – The Man Behind the Sun (atmospheric black metal)

Serpent Column – Mirror in Darkness (progressive black metal, mathcore)

Solid Bronze – The Fruit Basket (neo-soul, funk)

Tiny Moving Parts – Breathe (math rock, pop-punk)

Twin Peaks – Lookout Low (Americana, garage rock)

V – Led Into Exile (doom metal, post-metal)

Wallowing – Planet Loss (blackened sludge)

War of Ages – Void (metalcore)

Warish – Down in Flames (grunge, skate punk)

Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence (dark folk, goth rock)

Workshed – Workshed (doom metal)

Scott Murphy

Published 5 years ago