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 Great Adventure or Nothing – The Portal (cinematic prog metal)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen – The Undivided Five (ambient, modern classical)

Ancient Crypts – Inhaling the Fumes of a Burning Carcass (death metal)

Angel Witch – Angel of Light (heavy metal)

Bare Bones – Rival Minds (hardcore, hard rock)

Blind Guardian – Legacy of the Dark Lands (power metal, symphonic metal)

Calibre – The Agony (metalcore)

Cannabis Corpse – Nug So Vile (death metal)

Chtonic Deity – Reassembled In Pain (death metal)

Cinema Cinema – CCXMD (post-punk, noise rock)

Clouds Taste Satanic – Second Sight (stoner doom)

Cold War Kids – New Age Norms 1 (indie rock)

Counterparts – Nothing Left to Love (melodic hardcore, metalcore)

Dawn of Disease – Procession of Ghosts (melodeath)

Golden Core – Fimbultýr (stoner metal)

Hysteria – Night Closing In (heavy metal)

I Built the Sky – The Zenith Rise (prog metal, djent)

Killer 7 – 7 Ways to Kill (thrash)

Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka (indie folk, soul)

Kosmokrator – Through Ruin… Behold (blackened death-doom)

Kucoshka – Women and Police Everywhere (experimental mathgrind)

Locean – Chav Anglais (noise rock)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – From Out of Nowhere (pop rock, symphonic rock)

Mappe Of – The Isle of Ailynn (folktronica, avant-folk)

Mechina – Telesterion (industrial metal, symphonic metal)

Midnight Odyssey  – Biolume Part 1: In Tartarean Chains (atmospheric back metal)

Némesis – The Beginning of the End (death metal)

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites (tech death, brutal death metal)

Yann Novak – Slowly Dismantling (ambient, drone)

Novembers Doom – Nephilim Grove (death-doom, gothic metal)

NY in 64 – Safety (post-metal, post-rock)

Omni – Networker (post-punk, indie rock)

Oracle – Novissima (groove metal, death metal)

Ostrea Lake – Don’t Sway Above Me (indie folk)

Pen Name – Pen Name (midwest emo, screamo)

PH – Osiris Hayden (krautrock, prog rock)

Psychomancer – Shards of the Hourglass (death metal)

The Schizophonics – People in the Sky (garage punk, neo-soul)

Shrine of Malice – Sheol (brutal deathcore)

Silvertomb – Edge of Existence (sludge, doom metal)

Stone Priest – Pallor Mortis (stoner rock, psych rock)

Stray From the Path – Internal Atomics (nu-metalcore)

Sudan Archives – Athena (art pop, neo-soul)

Sunless Rise – Ultimacy (symphonic melodeath)

TR/ST – The Destroyer – 2 (darkwave, synthpop)

Turnover – Altogether (indie pop, dream pop)

Une Misere – Sermon (hardcore, deathcore)

Vetiver – Up On High (Americana, folk-rock)

Violation Wound – Dying to Live, Living to Die (crossover thrash, hardcore punk)

Voyager – Colours in the Sun (prog metal, synthpop)

Warmduscher – Tainted Lunch (hard rock, punk)

we.own.the.sky – Home (post-rock)

Jane Weaver – Fenella (progressive electronic, neo-psychedelia)

Wilderun – Veil of Imagination (progressive metal, folk metal)

Woodhawk – Violent Nature (stoner rock, hard rock)

Year of the Cobra – Ash and Dust (stoner doom)

Scott Murphy

Published 5 years ago