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!

Alpha du Centaure – Paralysis (blackgaze, post-metal)

Asaf Avidan – Anagnorisis (neo-soul)

Brother Tiger – Paradise Lost (chillwave, synth pop)

The Brothers Keg – Folklore, Myths and Legends of the Brothers Keg (sludge, noise rock)

Buckethead – Once Upon a Distant Plane (shred metal, alt-metal)

Coma Regalia – Marked (screamo, emoviolence)

Conway the Machine – FROM KING TO A GOD (hip-hop)

Lucrecia Dalt – No era sólida (avant-garde, experimental electronic)

Darkened – Kingdom of Decay (death metal, doom metal)

Dead Quiet – Truth and Ruin (sludge, proto-metal)

The Death Wheelers – Divine Filth (hard rock, punk)

Delta Spirit – What Is There (indie rock, indie pop)

Demolizer – Thrashmageddon (thrash)

Dephosphorus – Sublimation (blackened deathgrind)

Doves – The Universal Want (indie rock, dream pop)

Everything Everything – Re-Animator (art pop, indietronica)

Filth – Filth (deathcore, beatdown)

The Flaming Lips – American Head (neo-pscyh, dream pop)

THE HELL – Joris (A Hardcore Opera), Pt. 1 (metalcore)

Luke Howard & Tilman Robinson – Dark Angels (microhouse, ambient)

Ihsahn – Pharos (art pop, prog rock)

Inhibitor – Abhorrence (deathcore)

Isolating – Perennial (industrial)

Jupiterian – Protosapien (blackened sludge, doom)

Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn (neo-psych, progressive shoegaze)

Kind – Mental Nudge (stoner rock, heavy psych)

The Kings of Frog Island – VI (stoner rock, hard rock)

Linea Aspera – LP II (coldwave, darkwave)

Lost In a Detail – The Nothing Is Spreading (post-metal, post-rock)

Mammal Hands – Captured Spirits (nu-jazz, ambient)

Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos (industrial rock, alt metal)

Mastodon – Medium Rarities (prog metal, sludge metal)

Night – High Tides-Distant Skies (pop metal, hardcore)

Antonina Nowacka – Lamunan (modern classical, choral)

maarja nuut – World Inverted (folktronica, art pop)

Ordinance – In Purge There Is No Remission (black metal)

Punchline Hunting Season – Lonesome in Aisle 7 (post-hardcore, post-metal)

Putrid Offal – Sicknesses Obsessions (deathgrind, OSDM)

Eric Revis – Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (free jazz, experimental jazz)

Spectrum of Delusion – Neoconception (tech death)

David Toop – Apparition Paintings | Field Recording And Fox Spirits (ambient, electroacoustic)

Uniform – Shame (industrial, noise)

Joshua Van Tassel – Dance Music Volume II: More Songs for Slow Motion (modern classical, folk)

Void Rot – Descending Pillars (death metal, doom metal)

Vuelveteloca – Contra (psych rock, stoner rock)

Yardsss – ∅∀‡ | Cultus (dark ambient, post-rock)

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