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!

Agnostic Front – Get Loud! (hardcore)

Bask – III (psych rock, stoner rock)

BEDTIMEMAGIC – Pillow Talk (noise-rock, hardcore)

Broken Note – Exit the Void (drum ‘n’ bass, breakcore)

Clams Casino – Moon Trip Radio (instrumental hip-hop, cloud rap)

Doom Shrugs – The Sciolist Pace of The Cycleless Trace (experimental rock, no wave)

Esoteric – A Pyrrhic Existence (funeral doom)

Faking – No Comfort (noise-rock)

Fitted – First Fits (post-punk)

FKA Twigs – Magdalene (art pop)

The Flower Kings – Waiting For Miracles (prog rock)

Forest of Tygers – I Will Die of Violence (blackened sludge, mathgrind)

Fox Medicine – Procédures Mystiques (post-grunge, sludge pop)

GoatHawkBuffalo – Come to Temple (stoner metal)

Gods & Punks – And the Celestial Ascension (progressive stoner rock)

Have a Nice Life – Sea of Worry (doomgaze, post-punk)

Hideous Divinity – Simulacrum (death metal)

Iapetus – The Body Cosmic (prog metal, melodeath)

Live Skull – Saturday Night Massacre (post-punk)

Low Roar – ross. (indie folk)

Moor Mother – Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes (abstract hip-hop, post-industrial)

Pray For Sound – Waves (post-rock)

Project Ruins – Closing Season (melodeath, progressive metalcore)

Queen Elephantine – Gorgon (psych rock, doom)

Rorcal – Muladona (blackened sludge)

ROSK – remnants (dark folk)

Royal Coda – Compassion (swancore, progressive post-hardcore)

Russian Baths – Deepfake (noise rock, indie rock)

Schammasch – Hearts of No Light (progressive black metal)

Second To Sun – Legacy (post-black metal, groove metal)

Tuskar – The Monolith Sessions (sludge, doom)

zeta – Mochima (progressive post-hardcore, chaotic hardcore