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!

Alkira – The Pulse (thrash metal)

Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (deathgrind, tech death)

clipping. – The Deep (abstract hip-hop, noise rap)

Coloring Book – Impermanence (math rock, post-hardcore)

Crusadist – The Unholy Grail (death metal)

Denizen – High Winds Preacher (stoner rock)

Fleshcrawl – Into the Catacombs of Flesh (death metal)

The Flying Luttenbachers – Imminent Death (noise rock, brutal prog)

HVØSCH – Lovelorn (post-black metal, post-hardcore)

Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning (blues rock, stoner rock)

Kungens Man – Hårt Som Ben (noise rock, psych rock)

Nòtt – The Great Furnace (atmospheric black metal)

Ofdrykkja – Gryningsvisor (atmospheric black metal, doom metal)

Öxxö Xööx – Ÿ (avant-garde metal, gothic metal)

powder! go away – Lost happiness (post-rock)

Prong – Age of Defiance (groove metal, thrash metal)

Rainbows Are Free – Head Pains (psych rock, progressive doom)

Red Death – Sickness Divine (crossover thrash)

Teeth – The Curse of Entropy (dissonant death metal)

Wax Fang – Repetition (experimental rock)

Wheel of Smoke – Sonic Cure (stoner rock, heavy psych)