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!

Abigail Williams – Walk Beyond the Dark (atmospheric black metal)

Civil Villains – Snake Oil (math rock, post-hardcore)

Constellatia – The Language of Limbs (blackened post-metal)

Deaf Radio – Modern Panic (hard rock, psych rock)

Deliluh – Beneath the Floors (art rock, post-punk)

Despised Icon – Purgatory (deathcore)

(DOLCH) – Feuer (doom metal)

Earth Moves – Human Intricacy (post-metal, post-hardcore)

El Drugstore – The Golden Age of Bad Ideas (instrumental tech-metal)

Hammock – Silencia (ambient, post-rock)

Iguana – Translational Symmetry (krautrock, stoner rock)

Left Behind – No One Goes to Heaven (metalcore, sludge)

Liturgy – H.A.Q.Q. (experimental black metal)

Jake Howsam Lowe – Oh Earth (prog fusion)

Meshiaak – Mask of All Misery (melodic thrash metal)

Jon Mueller – Codex Intueri (tribal ambient, EAI)

Naga – Void Cult Rising (post-metal, sludge)

Necropanther – The Doomed City (death metal, thrash)

Benoît Pioulard – Sylva (dream pop, ambient)

Raised Fist – Anthems (nu-metal, heavy metal)

Tindersticks – No Treasure But Hope (chamber pop, indie rock)

Tombstones in Their Eyes – Maybe Someday (shoegaze, slowcore)

Aaron Turner – Repression’s Blossom (drone, noise)

Vatican – Sole Impulse (metalcore, hardcore)

Via Vengeance – Diestractions from the Truth (sludge)