Release Day Roundup – 9/20/19

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!

72 Percent – How Is This Going to Make It Any Better? (noise rock, psych rock)

The Agonist – Orphans (melodeath, melodic metalcore)

And Hell Followed With – Chimerical Reality (deathcore)

Apprentice Destroyer – Permanent Climbing Monolith (experimental rock, krautrock)

Joe Armon-Jones – Turn to Clear View (jazz-funk, neo-soul)

Body Hound – No Moon (math rock, progressive post-rock)

Chemicide – Inequality (thrash)

Coffins – Beyond the Circular Demise (death doom)

Cult of Luna – A Dawn of Fear (post-metal)

Cult of Sorrow – Invocation of the Lucifer (stoner doom, psych rock)

Detraktor – Grinder (thrash)

Don’t do it, Neil – B/X (art pop, electropop)

Ecstatic Vision – For the Masses (heavy psych, stoner rock)

Engulf – Transcend (death metal)

Exhorder – Mourn the Southern Skies (thrash metal, groove metal)

Fly Pan Am – C’est ça (post-rock, experimental rock)

Grayscale Season – Everything Hurts (nu-metal, metalcore)

Hiss Golden Messenger – Terms of Surrender (Americana, folk rock)

Brittany Howard – Jaime (blues rock, neo-soul)

Kills Birds – Kills Birds (alt-rock, power pop)

Klone – Le Grand Voyage (prog metal, alt-metal)

Kurgan – Yggdrasil Burns (melodeath, folk metal)

Casimir Liberski – Cosmic Liberty (jazz fusion, prog rock)

Luciferica – The Endless Hours (doom metal, sludge)

M83 – DSVII (synth pop, dream pop)

Mindfield – Mindfield (sludge, crossover thrash)`

Monolord – No Comfort (stoner doom)

Mudhoney – Morning in America (alt-rock, grunge)

Murder Made God – Endless Return (death metal)

No One Knows What the Dead Think – No One Knows What the Dead Think (deathgrind)

The Number Twelve Looks Like You – Wild Gods (avant-garde metal, metalcore)

Operator Music Band – Duo Duo (art pop, synthpop)

PANGAEA – Vespr (progressive metalcore)

The Peach Kings – Panique (blues rock, indie rock)

Snow Burial – Ostrava (post-metal, sludge)

Sun Blood Stories – Haunt Yourself (desert rock, psych rock)

Twen – Awestruck (psych rock, power pop)

Twilight in Versailles – September Song (post-rock, modern classical)

Underhand – The Secret History of Nothing (post-rock, experimental rock)

Urn – Iron Will of Power (blackened thrash)

Weird Owl – Wet Telepathy (psych rock, space rock)

White Ward – Love Exchange (post-back metal, progressive black metal

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