Release Day Roundup – 5/15/20

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!

ACxDC – Satan Is King (grindcore, powerviolence)

Ara – Jurisprudence (brutal death metal, tech death)

Asking Alexandria – Like a House on Fire (alt-rock, hard rock)

BearGod – 1 7 9. 17 (melodeath, deathcore)

Binary Code – Memento Mori (prog metal)

Bloods – Seattle (indie rock, pop-punk)

Brendan Byrnes – Realism (avant-pop, synthpop)

Contamination – Traumatic Recollections (thrash metal, death metal)

Course of Fate – Mindweaver (prog metal)

Crazy Doberman – Illusory Expansion (free jazz, free improv)

Devangelic – Ersetu (brutal death metal)

Dining With Dogs – The Problem With Friends (noise rock, hard rock)

Dumb Waiter – Tsk (jazz fusion, avant-garde metal)

Einstürzende Neubauten – Alles in Allem (avant-garde, post-industrial)

Exgenesis – Solve Et Coagula (melodeath, melodic doom)

Eishan Ensemble – Afternoon Tea at Six (Persian jazz, world fusion)

Firewind – Firewind (power metal, heavy metal)

Halysis – Cerulean (progressive death metal, metalcore)

HERON – Time Immemorial (post-metal, sludge)

Horisont – Sudden Death (heavy metal)

Hot Nuns – Rude, Dumb & Anxious (garage rock, punk)

I’m Glad It’s You – Every Sun, Every Moon (midwest emo, pop-punk)

In the Company of Serpents – LUX (doom, sludge)

Infant Island – Beneath (blackened screamo, post-rock)

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions (alt-country, Americana)

Kardashev – The Baring of Shadows (atmospheric deathcore, post-metal)

Kayleth – 2020 Back to Earth (stoner rock, space rock)

Okkultokrati – La Ilden Lyse (blackened hardcore, crust punk)

Paradise Lost – Obsidian (gothic metal, death-doom)

Partisan – Savage Peace (post-punk, shoegaze)

Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (art pop, chamber pop)

Porcelain Raft – Come Rain (dream pop, indietronica)

Public Practice – Gentle Grip (post-punk)

Daniel Romano’s Outfit – Do (What Could Have Been) “Infidels” by Bob Dylan and the Plugz (garage rock, punk)

Christian Rønn & Aram Shelton – Multiring (avant-garde jazz)

Sex Swing – Type II (krautrock, noise rock)

Shrapnel – Palace for the Insane (thrash, death metal)

Sinisthra – The Broad and Beaten Way (melodeath)

Sleaford Mods – All That Glue (post-punk, synth punk)

Tim Stine Trio – Fresh Demons (avant-garde jazz)

Moses Sumney – græ (art pop, neo-soul)

Throwing Bricks – What Will Be Lost (blackened hardcore, sludge)

Tithe – Penance (sludge, deathgrind)

Trees Will Tell – Negative Results (post-hardcore, post-rock)

Triptykon – Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (symphonic doom metal)

Voodoo Gods – The Divinity of Blood (death metal)

Wailin’ Storms – Rattle (post-punk, noise rock)

Jim White & Marisa Anderson – The Quickening (American primitivism, improvised folk)

Otomo Yoshihide & Chris Pitsiokos – Live in Florence (EAI, avant-garde jazz)

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