Release Day Roundup – 10/18/19

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!

1349 – The Infernal Pathway (black metal)

Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky (hard rock, heavy metal)

Battles – Juice B Crypts (math rock, experimental rock)

Black Mastiff – Loser Delusions (psych rock, stoner rock)

Buried Side – Of Earth and Spirit (progressive deathcore)

Caustic Casanova – God How I Envy the Deaf (post-hardcore, noise rock)

Chaos Motion – Psychological Spasms Cacophony (dissonant tech death)

clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood (experimental hip-hop, noise rap)

Coffin Rot – A Monument to the Dead (death metal)

Deez Nuts – You Got Me So Fucked Up (melodic hardcore, alt-metal)

Dream State – Primrose Path (alt-rock, post-hardcore)

The Fërtility Cült – Kosmodysseia (heavy psych, prog rock)

Floating Points – Crush (deep house, progressive electronic)

Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 (indie rock, alt-rock)

Foxes In Fiction – Trillium Killer (dream pop, indie pop)

Nils Frahm – All Encores (modern classical, ambient)

From Indian Lakes – Dimly Lit (dream pop, indie rock)

Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind (prog rock, psych rock)

Ghost Spirit – Hourglass (screamo)

Sergey Golovin – Satellite (prog metal)

The Grand Mal – The Grand Mal (hard rock, stoner rock)

Jacques Greene – Dawn Chorus (deep house, UK bass)

Grotto – Lantern of Gius (psych rock, progressive stoner rock)

Guerilla Toss – What Would The Odd Do? (neo-psych, art pop)

Rob Halford – Celestial (heavy metal)

Holy Serpent – Endless (stoner doom, psych rock)

Hot Breath – Hot Breath (hard rock, garage rock)

I Declare War – Downcast (deathcore)

Infected Rain – Endorphin (nu-metalcore, groove metal)

Innercity Ensemble – IV (experimental jazz-rock, avant-garde jazz)

Jimmy Eat World – Surviving (alt-rock, emo)

Katharos XIII – Palindrome (goth metal, progressive doom)

Mark Lanegan Band – Somebody’s Knockin’ (alt-rock, punk blues)

Lionize – Panic Attack (hard rock, blues rock)

Mantra – Medium (prog metal, post-metal)

Muñoz – Nekomata (heavy psych, stoner rock)

No Vacation – Phasing (indie pop, jangle pop)

Rank and Vile – redistribution of flesh. (deathgrind)

Refused – War Music (alt-rock, hard rock)

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (avant-garde jazz, spiritual jazz)

Shrine of Insanabilis – Vast Vortex Litanies (black metal)

Sincerely – Good Stuff (math rock, math pop)

Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres – The Decalogue (modern classical, solo piano)

Strawberry Girls – Tasmanian Glow (math rock, prog fusion)

Tunes of Negation – Reach the Endless Sea (tribal ambient, UK bass)

Uneven Structure – Paragon (prog metal, djent)

Xoth – Interdimensional Invocations (technical thrash, tech death)

Yīn Yīn – The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers (funk, world fusion)

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