Release Round Up – July 30th, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - July 30th

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!

Theres a lot of new heavy music hitting the airwaves this week, everything from black metal, death metal, gothic metal, Stoner rock, doom, thrash metal and even some of your traditional heavy fuckin' metal!

Here's what we think you should check out today!

The king of heavy metal Dee Snider releases 'Leave A Scar' this week on Napalm Records.

"Hard rock riffs over thunderous rhythm sections."

Read our full review here.

Polish death metal legends Vader reissue their 1995 classic 'De Profundis' via Nuclear Blast this week.

"‘De Profundis’ is one nasty, snarling slab of old school death metal."

Read our full review here.

Finnish gloom merchants Swallow The Sun celebrate '20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair' with a live album, out this week on Century Media Records.

"For you other miserable bastards like myself who love heartbreaking melancholy in their music then this live release is well worth your time."

Read out full review here.

King Woman and the driving force of singer/songwriter Kris Esfandiari unleash 'Celestial Blues' this week on Relapse Records.

"An album full of cacophonous groove, intensity, subtlety, and sombre moments of sheer unadulterated brilliance."

Read out full review here.

Oxford twins Ryan and Elliot Cole (Desert Storm/The Grand Mal) unleash their second E.P. of the year for thier lockdown project Wall. 'Vol. 2' is released via APF Records.

"The blood and thunder of the aptly named ‘Avalanche’ that engulfs you in the opening few minutes is well warranted and kicks the door well and truly in."

Read our full review here.

From the ashes of Church of Void rises Fimir, releasing their beastly album 'Tomb of God' this week on Argonauta Records.

"A pleasingly heavy album, its roots are firmly embedded in the 70's, but with a contemporary edge to it, to make it modern and viable."

Read our full review here.

Classic heavy metal monsters Dragon's Kiss reissue their classic album 'Barbarians of the Wasteland' this week.

"Solid, muscular, and full of anthemic riffing... which should have those metal gloved fists punching the air in homage."

Read our full review here.

Sci-fi thrashers Mariner unleash their debut E.P. 'Devastating Synergy' this week with Spirit Coffin Publishing.

"It’s a twisted, wacky and crazy joy ride in an out-of-control vehicle. There are definitely no brakes available on this runaway streetcar."

Read our full review here.

New Wave of British Heavy Metal stalwarts Witchfynde  re-release classic album 'Give 'Em Hell' this week on High Roller Records.

"Overall, ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ is a curious beast. Variable in quality throughout, it has for some reason become a bit of a classic."

Read our full review here.

And thats just the tip of the iceberg! Other releases today we think you should check out include...

Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Axel Rudi Pell - Diamonds Unlocked II (SPV)
Seether - Wasteland [EP] (Fantasy Records)

Death Metal

Serpentrance - Akra Tapeinosis (Godz ov War)
Cultum Interitum - Veneration of The New Dawn (Godz ov War)
Netherbird - Arete (Eisenwald)
Galvanizer - Prying Sight of Imperception (Me Saco Un Ojo / Everlasting Spew)
Hexorcist - Evil Reaping Death (Memento Mori / Unholy Prophecies / Godz ov War)
Brilliant Coldness - The Ultimate Dream. Plan B: Disposal Of Humanity (Dead Center Productions)
Dimman - Songs and Tales of Grievance (Inverse Records)
Dylan DiLella - Human Shield (Nefarious Industries)
Fetid Zombie - Transmutations (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Ingested - The Surreption II (Unique Leader)

Black Metal

Agrypnie - Metamorphosis (AOP Records)
Xalpen - Sawken Xo On (Black Lodge)
Dantalion - Time to Pass Away (Darkwoods)


Klubber Lang - Sleep Well [Single] (Fifa Records)
Obits - Die at the Zoo (Outer Battery Records)
Sweet Teeth - Acid Reign (Lövely Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Maziac - Permutations (Self-released)
Moon Reaper - Decent (Self-released)
Eastern High - Halo (Self-released)
Polyfrenetics - Polyfrenetics (Argonauta Records)
Ellimist - Ellimist (Self-released)
Sleep Moscow - Of The Sun (Majestic Mountain Records)

And the rest...

Grieving - Songs for the Weary (Godz ov War) [Doom]
Parrilla - Femme Fatale (Self-released) [Industrial Metal]
Godeth - Life into Flame [EP] (Self-released) [Metal]
Tragedgy - Disco Balls to the Wall (Napalm Records) [Metal/Tribute/Comedy]
The Ghost Inside - Rise From The Ashes: Live At The Shrine (Epitaph Records) [Metalcore]
Parallax - Awaken (Self-released) [Modern Metal]
Eden - The First Circle (Brucia Records) [Post-metal]
Lotus Thrones - Lovers In Wartime (Disorder Recordings) [Post-punk]
Rakta - Live At Novas Frequências (Subsound Records) [Post-punk]
Black Sword - Alive Again (No Remorse Records) [Power Metal]

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