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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!

Born From Adversity – Amazing Disgrace (nu-metalcore)

David Bowie – Toy:Box (alt-rock, art rock)

Burial – Antidawn (future garage, breakbeat)

Charaxes – The Waking Year (dark ambient, sound collage)

Cruel Bomb – Man-Made (crossover thrash)

CZARFACE – Good Guys Bad Guys (boom bap, east coast hip-hop)

Dirty Art Club – Future​-​Zine (donwtempo, instrumental hip-hop)

Ditch Organ – A Rapid Flicker of Light (mathgrind, emoviolence)

Dodesz – Melankólia (ambient pop, chamber pop)

Excellent Enemies – Interlocks (math rock, post-rock)

Thomas Giles – Feel Nothing (electro prog)

Hadal Maw – Oblique Order (weird tech death)

Moongazer – The Pain That Never Leaves… (depressive blackgaze)

Mütterlein – Bring Down the Flags (blackened industrial)

Mydreamfever – Rough and Beautiful Place (neoclassical new age, ambient)

Omhosten – Music of the Great Beyond (depressive black metal)

Park Zero – Proxy (deconstructed club, industrial techno)

Plex Diamonds – Arthur Fleck (cloud rap, east coast hip-hop)

Sallow Moth – Failure to Find (atmospheric death metal)

Seven Nines and Tens – Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers (post-metal, prog rock)

Trenches – Reckoner (sludgecore, metalcore)

Vampire Girlfriend – Gothic Country Noise (power electronics, harsh noise)

The Weeknd – Dawn FM (R&B, synthpop)

Wilderun – Epigone (epic folk metal, power prog)

The Wombats – Fix Yourself, Not The World (indie pop, indie rock)

Wombbath – Agma (death metal)

Yard Act – The Overload (art punk, dance punk)

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