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 Constant Knowledge of Death – Vol III.d Impermanence (blackened post-metal)

Avatarium – The Fire I Long For (doom, heavy psych)

Black Letters – Still As You (art rock, indie rock)

Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race (death metal)

Brume – Rabbits (doom)

Buildings – Negative Sound (noise rock)

Child Bite – Blow Off the Omens (noise rock, post-punk)

COMA – Voyage Voyage (indie pop, synth pop)

Delobos – Salt, Flesh, Smoke and the Last Mystical Beings (alt-rock, post-rock)

Den – Iron Desert (noise, sludge)

Diploid – Glorify (emoviolence, grindcore)

Exxasens – Revolution (post-rock, space rock)

Galactic Mechanics – Esoteric Star (blackened progressive death metal)

Hazemaze – Hymns of the Damned (stoner doom)

Hikes – Mahal Kita (math rock, indie folk)

Hypno5e – A Distant (Dark) Source (post-metal, prog metal)

The Juliet Massacre – The August Butchery (death metal, deathcore)

King – Coldest of Cold (black metal)

Lindermann – F & M (industrial metal)

Lord Mantis – Universal Death Church (blackened sludge)

Luggage – Shift (post-punk, noise rock)

Monotrope – Immutable Future (noise rock, experimental rock)

Obsequiae – The Palms of Sorrowed Kings (melodic black metal, folk metal)

Pleiadees – How to Step Out of Solidity and Vaporize Yourself (dark jazz, avant-garde jazz)

Pluralone – To Be One With You (alt-rock, indie rock)

Septa – Bitten by the Serpent of the Kingdom of the Spirit (alt-rock, post-hardcore)

Sleep Token – Sundowning (prog metal, alt-rock)

Sodom – Out of the Frontline Trench (thrash)

The Sound That Ends Creation – Music Designed to Give You Ideas… Incase You Should Run Out of Ideas (avant-garde mathgrind)

Street Sects – Gentrification IV: Suspended from Gallery Rails (electro-industrial, synth punk)

Strigoi – Abandon All Faith (blackened sludge, crust punk)

Surya – Overthrown (stoner rock, psych rock)

Tarpan – Witch (deathgrind, crust punk)

Unfathomable Ruination – Enraged & Unbound (brutal tech death)

Upset – Upset (pop-punk, power pop)

Vi som älskade varandra så mycket – Det Onda. Det Goda. Det Vackra. Det Fula. (screamo, post-rock)

We Pyrrhic Conquerors – Theories for Everything We Know, And Nothing for What We Don’t (avant-prog, experimental rock)