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!

The Air of Hiroshima – ЧСВХ (post-hardcore, post-rock)

All Them Witches – Nothing As the Ideal (psych rock, desert rock)

Autumnia – …And Your Autumnia (death-doom, melodeath)

Balms – Behind Bars / Sword (shoegaze, indie rock)

Built to Fade – Lies in Nostalgia (dream pop, indie pop)

Cult of Lilith – Mara (progressive tech death)

Dead Lord – Surrender (hard rock)

Desolator – Sermon of Apathy (death metal)

Desource – Ambition (mathcore, grindcore)

Devil’s Witches – Guns, Drugs, and Filthy Pictures (proto-metal, hard rock)

Earthbøund – Evergreen (progressive metalcore, djent)

Elysian Fields – Transience of Life (art rock, indie rock)

The Glorious Dead – Into Lifeless Shrines (death metal)

The Hawkins – Silence is a Bomb (pop-punk, rock n roll)

Hurts – Faith (electropop, synthpop)

Idolatria – Tetrabestiarchy (black metal)

Krononaut – Krononaut (avant-garde jazz)

Kuri – fotosensible (math rock, post-hardcore)

Lascaille’s Shroud – Othercosmic Divinations I (old-school progressive death metal)

Light Pillars – Light Pillars (psych rock)

Lord Loud – Timid Beast (heavy psych, garage rock)

Luminance – Luminance (post-metal, heavy psych)

Martwa Aura – Morbus Animus (black metal)

Mush – Great Artisanal Formats (post-punk)

Noumena – Anima (melodeath)

Oceans of Slumber – Oceans of Slumber (prog metal, doom metal)

The Oh Hellos – Boreas (indie folk)

Omega Diatribe – Metanoia (groove metal, metalcore)

Petbrick/Deafkids – Deafbrick (industrial, experimental)

Pineapple Thief – Versions of the Truth (prog rock)

Polymoon – Caterpillars of Creation (heavy psych, space rock)

regrets are killing me – my own carelessness (screamo, post-rock)

Ritual Earth – MMXX (heavy psych, doom)

ROT – …As One (hardcore, metalcore)

Serpent Omega – II (doom metal, stoner metal)

Sprain – As Lost Through Collision (noise rock, post-hardcore)

Stray Mother – Darker Still (math rock, midwest emo)

threestepstotheocean – Del Fuoco (post-rock)

Throwing Muses – Sun Racket (post-punk, indie rock)

Turquoise Moon – The Sunset City (synthwave, retrowave)

Watertank – Silent Running (post-hardcore, alt-rock)

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