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

4 years ago

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!

Alarum – Circle’s End (progressive death metal, tech thrash)

Align In Time – On a Spiral (post-rock)

Amnesia Scanner – Tearless (deconstructed club, glitch-hop)

Atavist – III: Absolution (epic doom, funeral doom)

Aversio Humanitatis – Behold the Silent Dwellers (atmospheric black metal, dissonant death metal)

Braids – Shadow Offering (art pop, indietronica)

Break My Fucking Sky – Blind (post-rock)

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (indie folk, indie rock)

celebration guns – …on aging gracefully (Midwest emo, math pop)

Circle of Sighs – Salo (progressive synth-doom)

Cro-Mags – In the Beginning (crossover thrash, hardcore)

Dust Lovers – Fangs (rock ‘n’ roll, stoner rock)

eleven7four – What’s the 1174? (hip-hop, pop rap)

Enterprise Earth – Foundation of Bones (deathcore)

EVA – CMXCIX (atmospheric black metal)

Eye of Nix – Ligeia (blackened doom metal)

Gorlvsh – New City Vibe (sludge, noise rock)

gazelle(s) – True Meridian (post-rock, math rock)

Goat Rodeo – Not Our First Goat Rodeo (modern classical, bluegrass)

Gum Country – Somewhere (power pop, lo-fi pop)

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse (psychedelic prog metal, space rock)

Haken – Virus (prog metal)

Maya Hawke – Blush (indie pop)

Hollow Front – Loose Threads (metalcore)

Hunny Gale – Pitfruit (Americana, blues rock)

Insatanity – Hymns of the Gods Before (blackened death metal)

Japandroids – Massey Fucking Hall (indie rock, noise pop)

Jardín de la Croix – Letargo (post rock, math rock)

Kall – Brand (depressive black metal, psychedelic rock)

Kyros – Celexa Dreams (prog rock, synth pop)

Lamb of God – Lamb of God (groove metal, thrash)

John Legend – Bigger Love (pop soul, r&b)

Limousine Beach – Stealin’ Wine (proto-metal, hard rock)

Magic Bus – The Earth Years (Canterbury scene, psych rock)

Make Them Suffer – How to Survive a Funeral (melodic metalcore)

Medicated – Descension (melodeath)


The Moon and the Nightspirit – Aether (Luxus) (neofolk, medieval folk)

Mordred – Volition (thrash, nu-metal)

Mothers of the Land – Hunting Grounds (instrumental heavy psych, prog rock)

Mushroomhead – A Wonderful Life (alt-metal, nu-metal)

Nuvolascura – As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination (screamo)

Owen – The Avalanche (indie folk, emo)

Pinch – Reality Tunnels (grime, UK hip-hop)

Poetry of Torch – 僅カナ灯火 (emoviolence, screamo)

Protest the Hero – Palimpsest (progressive metalcore)

Rose City Band – Summerlong (alt-country, psych rock)

Sinkin’ Feelings – Sinkin’ Feelings (garage punk)

Sloath – Sloath III (sludge, doom)

Somnium de Lycoris – Orbis Terrarum Revolution (tech death)

Split Wrist – No Light (nu-metalcore)

Sxuperion – Omniscient Pulse (atmospheric death metal)

Synthvvitch – Destroyer (post-black metal, electronic blackgaze)

Taking Meds – The Meds You Deserve (math rock, pop-punk)

Them Moose Rush – Dancing Maze (alt-rock, prog rock)

Underer – The Code (experimental noise rock)

Vampire – Rex (black metal)

Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (atmospheric black metal, sludge)

We Versus The Shark – Goodbye Guitar (noise rock, indie rock)

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Out of Interest (indie rock, post-punk)

Withering Surface – Meet Your Maker (melodeath)

Neil Young – Homegrown (Americana, roots rock)

Zoongideewin – Bleached Wavves (shoegaze, dream pop)

Scott Murphy

Published 4 years ago