Release Round Up – January 8th, 2021
Every Friday there is a tidal wave of new music released unto the world. Whilst we try to cover as much as possible here at The Razor's Edge, it's not always possible to review everything. So each week on a Friday we'll round up some of the best new music available, some we've reviewed, some we haven't, but all worth checking out!
Being the first week of the year it isn't the busiest week for new music, it'll get busier as the weeks and months pass, but there are still a number of new albums for your listening pleasure.
The big release of the week is classic rock giant's Magnum with their compilation 'Dance of the Black Tattoo' curated by guitarist Tony Clarkin. We reviewed it earlier this week.
"Recommended if you're new to the band and want a good starting point, or if you're a more casual fan of the band, but haven't heard all of their latest releases, or indeed if you just prefer the harder edge of the band's sound."
You can check out our full review here.
For the death metal fans out there, there are a few new albums to check out. Firstly Unbounded Terror's new beast 'Infernal Judgement' - which actually got released on January 2nd. And then there is Frozen Soul with their new opus 'Crypt of Ice' - out today on Century Media. This was an album our reviewer Paul listened to earlier this week.
"Unstoppable songs that exude an enormity that is almost overwhelming, the icy grip of tracks such as ‘Wraith of Death’, with its demonic soundtrack, or the jagged and visceral tones of ‘Merciless’ leave your defences with open gaps on the flanks."
Check out the full Frozen Soul review here.
If you're looking for some good old fashioned heavy metal then there are a number of albums to check out this week. Yorkshire based Old Selves channel their inner Trivium and Lamb of God in new album 'Two Minds' which dropped on January 1st! Meanwhile Of Concrete Gods show their affection for iconic heavy metal gatekeepers Black Sabbath and Metallica in 'Good Samaritan'. From which you can check out single 'Obsidian' below!
For the more experimental amongst you, Stellar Death will be worth checking out. The Washington, D.C. based duo release, 'Fragments of Light' today!
"Emotionally exhaustive but richly rewarding in all aspects."
You can read our review here.
And rounding out the week's releases rockers Hearts and Hand Grenades release 'Turning To Ashes'. Israeli rockers Nicarus release 'Coal People Coal Puppets' and experimental solo artist Samtar releases 'The Curse of Infinite Luminosity.