Release Day Roundup – 12/13/19

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!

Abelia – Kalamari (math rock, prog rock)

Altesia – Paragon Circus (prog metal)

Bruecken – Schall Und Raum (post-rock)

Conjurer x Palm Reader – Split (blackened hardcore, sludge)

Dopamine – Dying Away in the Deep Fall (depressive post-black metal)

Duster – Duster (slowcore, indie rock)

MONO & A.A. Williams – Exit in Darkness (post-rock)

Night Goat – Milk (noise-rock, sludge)

Perenial – Food For Hornets (art punk, post-hardcore)

Pinko – You & You (noise rock)

Red Scalp – The Great Chase In The Sky (stoner-doom)

Solace – The Brink (stoner doom, progressive doom)

The Warriors – Monomyth (hardcore, metalcore)

Widek – The Garden of Existence (atmospheric prog metal)

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