Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is 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.

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!

Afterbirth – Four Dimensional Flesh (brutal tech death)

Ambush – Infidel (heavy metal)

Anubis – Heartless (cinematic prog rock)

Aronious – Perspicacity (progressive tech death)

Åskväder – Åskväder (hard rock, rock ‘n’ roll)

Blueshift – Voyager (progressive metalcore)

Bone Church – Acid Communion (hard rock, stoner rock)

Boneflower – Armour (post-hardcore, screamo)

Bury the Rod – Crisis (progressive deathcore)

Carnosus – Dogma of the Deceased (tech death, melodeath)

Code Orange – Underneath (metalcore, industrial metal)

Crimson Shadows – The Resurrection (power metal, melodeath)

Dirt Woman – The Glass Cliff (stoner doom)

Dogleg – Melee (emo, pop-punk)

Dopelord – Sign of the Devil (stoner-doom)

Earth Drive – Helix Nebula (stoner rock, heavy psych)

Ergodic – Ergodic (tech death, melodeath)

Ermic – Transform (progressive thrash, melodeath)

Feastem – Graveyard Earth (grindcore)

Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (microhouse, future garage)

The Goners – Good Mourning (hard rock, garage rock)

Grouplove – Healer (indie pop, indie rock)

Haggard Cat – Common Sense Holiday (alt-rock, punk)

Hemotoxin – Restructure the Molded Mind (technical thrash, tech death)

Horse Lords – The Common Task (experimental rock)

hubris. – Metempsychosis (post-rock)

Human Impact – Human Impact (noise rock)

Huntsmen – Mandala of Fear (progressive doom)

In the Fire – The Living Horror Show (progressive death metal)

Invent Animate – Greyview (progressive metalcore)

Itus – Primordial (doom metal)

Ken & Brad Kolodner – Stony Run (bluegrass, traditional folk)

Leif de Leeuw Band – Where We’re Heading (blues rock, alt-country)

Luttrell – Lucky Ones (deep house)

Lychgate – Also sprach Futura (avant-garde metal, progressive black metal)

Manos Milonakis – The Seagull (modern classical)

Mundy’s Bay – Lonesome Valley (indie pop, post-punk)

Nephele – Solidarity (nu-prog, prog metal)

Edu Neves – Olayá (Latin jazz, bossa nova)

Nudie Mag – Our Milk (indie rock, power pop)

Ocean Grove – Flip Phone Fantasy (alt-rock, nu-metal)

Orchards – Lovecore (math rock, indie pop)

Orphan Donor – Old Patterns (mathgrind, noise rock)

Pestifer – Expanding Oblivion (progressive tech death)

Porridge Radio – Every Bad (indie pop, alt-rock)

Rookie – Rookie (classic rock, hard rock)

Rotting Kingdom – A Deeper Shade of Sorrow (death-doom)

Satan – Touts Ces Horrors (avant-garde metal, blackened grindcore)

Senescere – Alive But Somewhere Else (prog metal, melodeath)

Shabaka and the Ancestors – We Are Sent Here By History (Afro-jazz, spiritual jazz)

Shadow People – Baton Rouge (sludge, noise rock)

Sicarius – God of Dead Roots (extreme black metal)

Smoulder – Dream Quest Ends (doom metal)

Sorcia – Sorcia (sludge, doom)

Spectres – Nostalgia (post-punk)

Bartees Strange – Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy (punk blues, indie rock)

Sutrah – Alethia (atmospheric death metal, progressive tech death)

Ultraísta – Sister (indietronica, synthpop)

Vaisseau – Horrors Waiting In Line (synth doom, progressive electronic)

Verbal Razors – By Thunder and Lightning (crossover thrash, hardcore punk)

White Stones – Kuarahy (prog rock, prog metal)

Hilary Woods – Birthmarks (ethereal wave, goth rock)

Zelienople – Hold You Up (post-rock, space ambient)

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