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!
Bruno Bavota – Apartment Songs – Volume One (ambient, modern classical)
Buffalo Buzz – Volume II (stoner rock, heavy blues)
Covet – technicolor (math rock)
Currents – The Way It Ends (progressive metalcore)
Dätcha Mandala – Hara (hard rock, psychedelic rock)
Dendrons – Dendrons (post-punk, indie rock)
Doomshakalaka – Doomshakalaka (indie rock, post-punk)
Ebonivory – The Long Dream I (prog metal)
Emery – White Line Fever (alt-rock, post-hardcore)
End – Splinters From an Ever-Changing Face (grindcore, metalcore)
Flatbush Zombies – now, more than ever (east coast hip-hop, hardcore hip-hop)
The Ghost Inside – The Ghost Inside (melodic hardcore, metalcore)
Ghost Work – You’ll Be Buried With (post-hardcore, indie rock)
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