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!

Alkaline Trio – E.P. (pop-punk, emo)

Arbouretum – Let It All In (psych rock, folk rock)

Colin Phils – Trust/Fall (math rock, indie rock)

CONTAINER – SCRAMBLERS (industrial, noise)

Converge – Endless Arrow (ambient, experimental)

Ian William Craig – Red Sun Through Smoke (ambient, drone)

Day of Reckoning- Spread Your Disease (groove metal, metalcore)

Deer Park Ranger – Adaptation (post-rock)

Downy – 第七作品集『無題』(post-rock, math rock)

Roger Eno & Brian Eno – Mixing Colours (ambient, modern classical)

Eye Flys – Tub of Lard (sludge, hardcore)

Fool’s Ghost – Dark Woven Light (dark folk, goth rock)

Glåsbird – Norskfjǫrðr (modern classical, ambient)

Grift – Budet (black metal, folk metal)

Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth and Sacrifice (melodeath, metalcore)

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

Hyborian – Volume II (progressive sludge metal)

Hyperdontia – Excreted From the Flesh (death metal)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – BadBoysOfJazz (jazz-funk, brass band)

Irreversible Entanglements – Who Sent You? (jazz poetry, avant-garde jazz)

Klysma – Mental (brutal death metal)

Låpsley – Through Water (Alternative R&B, art pop)

L/F/D/M – Ambitions of Guilt (acid techno, minimal techno)

Moaning – Uneasy Laughter (indie rock, post-punk)

Modern Rituals – This is the History (noise rock, sludge)

Christian MuenznerPath of the Hero (neoclassical metal, progressive metal)

New Primals – Horse Girl Energy (noise rock, post-hardcore)

O ZORN! – Your Killer (sludge metal, post-hardcore)

ONIPA – We No Be Machine (Afrobeat, nu-jazz)

Open the Nile – The Meridian (prog metal)

Raider – Guardian of the Fire (blackened thrash)

Ricardo Richaid – Travesseiro Feliz (neo-tropicália, psychedelic jazz rock)

Roman Ring – The Halogen (melodic deathcore, tech death)

Georgia Ruth – Mai (alt-country, indie folk)

Serpent Column – Endless Detainment (dissonant black metal, mathcore)

Skalpel – Highlight (nu-jazz, downtempo)

Staghorn – Corvus IV (post-rock, spoken word)

Matthew Tavares & Leland Whitty – Visions (contemporary jazz, world fusion)