Release Day Roundup: 2/17/22

Rounding up releases from Code Orange, Ulthar, Oceanhoarse, Hellripper, Man Must Die and many more.

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Top Pick

Oceanhoarse – Heads Will Roll (heavy metal, alt metal)

If you've ever wondered what a mix between Iron Maiden, Protest the Hero and Ugly kid Joe sounds like, then have I got a band for you! As our recent Anatomy Of post proves, Oceanhorse are quite an ecclectic proposition. Although  Heads Will Roll is a more straight forward affair than their 2021 debut, there's still plenty of variation and oddities in play to keep their take on the heavy metal template sounding fresh. The songwriting is also a lot tighter this time around, making for a more consistent listen and the suggestion of even greater things ahead for the burgeoning Finish act.

Release Roundup

The Abbey – Word of Sin (goth doom, Ghostcore)

Age of Ruin – Thieves (melodeath, metalcore)

All My Shadows – Eerie Monsters (heavy metal)

Apex Terror – Amber (black doom)

Asteriæ – Gasn​ą​c (blackened hardcore, post-metal)

Avatar – Dance Devil Dance (heavy metal, alt metal)

Blizzard Of Death – Everything Belongs To Death (death metal)

Caratucay – Nocturnes of the Incarcerated (progressive death metal)

Carbellion – Weapons of Choice (hard rock, stoner metal)

Code Orange – What is Really Underneath? (boring remixes)

Creye – III: Weightless (heavy metal, melodic rock)

Dead Soul Alliance – Spiralling To Lunacy (death metal)

Demon Sin – Songs of the Blind Dead (black metal, death metal)

Depravation – IV: Letvm (death doom)

Despise – Scortched Earth (death metal)

Enisum – Forgotten Mountains (epic black metal, doom)

First Signal – Face Your Fears (heavy metal, melodic rock)

Future Corpse – Worldwide Slum (progressive post hardcore)

Gutted – A Path to Ruin (brutal death metal)

Hail The Void – Memento Mori (doom metal)

Half Me – Soma (deathcore, metalcore)

Hellpass – Gates Of War (thrash)

Hellripper – Warlocks Grim & Withered Hags (black thrash)

Hexer – Abyssal (sludge doom)

Jakub Zytecki – Remind Me (prog fusion, nu-prog)

Man Must Die – The Pain Behind It All (death metal, groove metal)

Misanthropik Torment – Ecdysis (brutal death metal, grindcore)

Nhomme –「 一​種​の​過​音 」(math rock, screamo)

Nox Ignis – Nox Ignis (black metal)

Orbital – Optical Delusion (weird dance, electronica)

Party Hats – Autobiographic Autopsy (screamo, mid-west emo)

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Land of Sleeper (psychedelic stoner rock)

Robin McAuley – Alive (heavy metal)

See You Next Tuesday – Distractions (deathcore, grindcore)

Shell Beach – Solar Flare (prog post-hardcore)

Shrezzers – Sex & Sax (prog metalcore, djent)

Siege Of Power – This Is Tomorrow (death thrash)

66crusher – Limbo (prog metal, thrash)

Skrillex – Quest For Fire (EDM, dubstep)

Solence – Hope Is A Cult (pop metalcore)

Theophonos – Nightmare Visions (progressive black metal, mathcore)

Thumos – Symposium (instrumental post doom)

Tithe – Inverse Rapture (blackened death metal)

Tramalizer – Fumes Of Funeral Pyres (death metal, grindcore)

Ulthar – Anthronomicon (progressive brutal death metal)

Ulthar – Helionomicon (progressive brutal death metal)

Vampire Squid – Plasmic (brutal death metal, slam)

Viscerot – Ectopia Cordis (brutal death metal)

Vortesvin – The Beauty of Extinction (blackened death metal)

Winds Of Tragedy – Hating Life (black metal, death metal)

Joshua Bulleid

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