Release Day Roundup – 7/24/20

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!

A Sudden Burst of Colour – Forever/Captivator (post-rock)

The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay (doomcore, beatdown)

Ahtme – Mephitic (tech death)

Arms of Tripoli – One Way Plastic (post-rock, math rock)

Atlanta – Nugrybauti (heavy psych, jam band)

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations (blackened death metal, progressive death metal)

Black Helium – The Wholly Other (heavy psych, space rock)

Boldy James & Sterling Toles – Manger on McNichols (conscious hip-hop, gangsta rap)

André Bratten – Silvester (IDM, tech house)

Buried Realm – Embodiment of the Divine (melodic tech death)

CHNNLR – Chrysalis (post-metal, blackgaze)

Cinder Well – No Summer (dark folk, chamber folk)

Cinemartyr – Death of the First Person (math rock, noise rock)

George Clanton & Nick Hexum – George Clanton & Nick Hexum (chillwave, vaporwave)

Shirley Collins – Heart’s Ease (English folk, chamber folk)

Cub Sport – Like Nirvana (synthpop, indie pop)

Damaged Bug – Bug on Yonkers (psych rock, krautrock)

Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus (brutal death metal, tech death)

Drops of Heart – Stargazers (melodeath)

Ellen Siberian Tiger – Cinderblock Cindy (indie rock, art rock)

Fake Eyes – A Drip is All We Know (shoegaze, post-hardcore)

Fides Inversa – Historia Nocturna (black metal)

Flower – None Is (But Once Was) (post-punk, alt-rock)

FLX – FLX (djent, nu-metalcore)

Gaerea – Limbo (black metal)

Gulch – Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress (hardcore, metalcore)

Haken – Virus (prog metal)

Jon Hassell – Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) (dark jazz, tribal ambient)

Howling – Colure (indietronica, deep house)

Thomas V. Jäger – A Solitary Man (folk)

Jaguar Sun – This Empty Town (indie rock, dream pop)

Judicator – Let There Be Nothing (power metal)

Lammping – Bad Boys of Comedy (psych rock, garage rock)

Jessy Lanza – All the Time (UK bass, synthpop)

Let Us Prey – Virtues of the Vicious (power metal, progressive thrash)

Lingo Seini et son groupe – Musique Hauka (traditional African folk, Hauka ritual music)

The Naked and Famous – Recover (indietronica, synthpop)

Neck Deep – All Distortions Are Intentional (pop-punk, alt-rock)

Neon Trees – I Can Feel You Forgetting Me (pop rock, synthpop)

Night in Gales – Dawnlight Garden (melodeath, thrash)

Laurence Pike – Prophecy (free improv)

Primal Fear – Metal Commando (heavy metal, power metal)

Quicksails – Blue Rise (ambient, progressive electronic)

Ruckwater – Supernova (stoner rock)

Safehold – Boyish (emo rap)

Spirit Possession – Spirit Possession (black metal, blackened thrash)

Stench of Profit – No Place to Hide (brutal death metal, grindcore)

StoneBirds – Collapse and Fail (post-metal, progressive sludge)

Taylor Swift – Folklore (indie folk, chamber pop)

Thin Lear – Wooden Cave (baroque pop, indie folk)

Thumbscrew – The Anthony Braxton Project (avant-garde jazz, experimental rock)

Universe in My Yard – Holographic Sight (progressive deathcore)

Until We Are Human – Stardust (prog metal, prog fusion)

Valkyrie – Fear (heavy metal, doom)

Vast Slug – Misophonia (deathcore, deathgrind)

Volturyon – Xenogenesis (death metal, groove metal)

Waxamillion – Hidden Realms (nu-prog, jazz fusion)

Kamaal Williams – Wu Hen (jazz fusion, nu-jazz)

Zoongideewin – Bleached Waves (shoegaze, dream pop)

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