Release Round Up – July 9th, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - July 9th

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 undisputed kings of black metal Mayhem return this week with a new E.P. 'Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando'.

"The juxtaposition of technically accomplished Black Metal with the more playful Punk covers shows that – for all their illustrious and nefarious – past, Mayhem sure know how to knock out a bloody good tune."

Read out full review here.

Canadian thrashers Mütherload drop an intense, fast paced E.P. 'Ü' this week.

"Mütherload have given people notice, and they are delivering right here, right now, and deserve your attention."

Read our review here.

British thrashers Blacklist are making waves, bursting onto the scene destroying all before them and getting selected to appear on charity compilation CD's. This week they have a brutal new album out!

"A savage beast. Blisteringly fast, it tears along at maximum velocity. It’s an excellent piece of thrash metal."

Read out full review here.

For all the hardcore fans out there, Love Is Red are back and have a new E.P. to pummel us with! 'Darkness Is Waiting' gets released this week!

"A barrage of ire and rage, exorcised in the musical savagery of Terror and Hatebreed. Choppy riffs and gang vocals suddenly take on an unexpectedly epic scale."

Read our full review here

Right before their appearance at this years Bloodstock Festival Internal Conflict are all set to release their sophomore album, 'A P O R I A'.

"[They] hit the listener with a mixture of groovy melodies and heavy riffs."

Read our review here.

Swedish black metal juggernaut Night Crowned unleash new album 'Hädanfärd' this week on Noble Demon.

"Full of melancholic soundscapes, ferocious yet depressive raging black metal and echoing the sound that filled the airwaves in Sweden in the 1990s."

Read our full review here.

Doom legends Clouds are re-issuing their back catalogue and this week it's the turn of 2017's 'Destin'.

"Huge movements, switching between deep melancholy and soaring uplifting vocals, orchestral sweeps and crushingly heavy segments with guttural roars that could shake the devil out from the bowels of hell."

Read our full review here.

Lost Symphony infuse classical music with heavy metal on their latest album 'Chapter III'.

"Sonically, the soaring soundscapes provide ample shredding opportunity, caveated by gentler but consistently inspiring passages."

Read our full review here.

Mountain Caller release somewhat of an epic E.P. this week in 'Chronicle:Prologue' on New Heavy Sounds.

"Mountain Caller combine dynamic, widescreen elements, gentle, calming segments and crashing, swirling soundscapes which whip the emotions into a frenzied, cavernous maelstrom."

Read our review here.

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

Heavy Metal

Imari Tones - Nabeshima (Sliptrick records)
Bang Bang Firecracker - See Evil [E.P.] (Self-released)
Opera Nera - Land of Salvation (Self-released)
Midhaven - Of the Lotus & the Thunderbolt (Self-released)
Vessel - Behind The Walls [E.P.] (Golden Robot Records)
Innasanatorium - Odyssey Of The Mind (Self-released)
Musk Ox - Inheritance (Self-released)


Hardwicke Circus - The Borderland (Alternative Facts Records)
The Lords of Altamont - Tune In, Turn On, Electrify! (Heavy Psych Sounds)
The L.I.F.E Project - The L.I.F.E Project (Bloodblast Distribution)

Black Metal

Elderblood - Achrony (Drakkar Productions)
Ghost Horizon - The Punishment of Life (Self-released)
Unendlich - Paradox Of A Broken World (Self-released)
Pisswitch / St. Barthelemy's Temple - Split Album (Babylon Doom Cult Records)

Death Metal

Denial of Death - Unholy Trinity [E.P.] (Self-released)
Domination Campaign - Onward To Glory (Prosthetic Records)
Qrixxuor - Poison Palinopsia (Invictus Productions/Dark Descent Records)
Sepiroth - Condemned To Suffer (Hammerheart Records)
Solus Ex Inferis - Daemones Ceramici (Self-released)

Doom / Sludge / Stoner Rock

Rat King - Omen (Self-released)
71tonman - War Is Peace // Peace Is Slavery [E.P.] (Transcending Obscurity Records)

And the rest...

Scattered Storm - Oblivion [E.P.] (Blood Blast Distribution) [Groove Metal]
Zement - Rohstoff (Crazysane Records) [Neo-Kraut/Psychedelic]
Hammers of Misfortune - The Bastard (re-issue) (Cruz Del Sur Music) [Progressive Metal]
Pearl Harbour - Here Comes Trouble (Die Laughing Records) [Punk]
James Stephenson - The Other Side Of The World (Pink Gun) [Punk/Alt-rock]

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