Release Round Up – August 20th, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - August 20th

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!

Washington state's biggest black metal export Wolves In The Throne Room release the much anticipated Primordial Arcana this week via Century Media Records.

"Primordial Arcana sounds immense; the epic vistas and intense barrages of sound are clean and the gaps where the music is allowed to breath give the whole of the record a timeless quality."

Read our full review here.

Deafheaven's luscious post-metal sounds emenate once more on new album 'Infinite Granite'.

"Shoegaze, progressive and psychedelic elements all swirling around each other and an emotional gauntlet of happy and sad feelings."

Read our full review here.

Mancunian black metal four piece Necronautical offer their latest album this week.

"At times almost primal in their approach, ‘Slain in the Spirit’ demonstrates a maturity that has evolved organically throughout their musical journey."

Read our full review here.

Canadian stoner/doom act Slowpoke unleash their self-titled album this week.

"The band can turn the tune on its head in an instant and still leave the listener entertained and wanting more."

Read our full review here.

After a nine year absence Swedish death metallers Daemonicus are back with a new album. Eschaton is released this Friday on Black Lion Records.

"Every part of it is just perfect, it has the right blend of pulsating drums, heavy old school death metal guitars, a hulking growling vocal performance and a killer bass line driving it forward."

Read our review here.

If you fancy a change from the norm, then Lesotho's brand of instrumental post-rock/metal could be ideal for you this week.

"Emotive melodies, gripping thrashy parts and even elements that one might link with black metal, such is the intensity and ferocity."

Read our full review here.

Dark and mysterious from Buffalo NY outfit Cemetery Echo release a new E.P. this week.

"The melodies haunt, the images of ghouls, spectres and graveyards prevail."

Read our review here.

Swiss black metal outfit Ravendust release new album 'The Gold of the Aura' this week.

"A rollercoaster black metal ride of some quality, with the opening savagery of ‘No God’ flexing the muscles amidst walls of tremolo riffage."

Read our full review here.

German thrashers Sodom are back with a new E.P. including a reworking of the great 'Bombenhagel'.

"If this anyway represents what the band has in mind for next year, as a taster for what will be their 40th year, in 2022, we are in for yet another Sodom treat."

Read our review here.

Finnish metalcore outfit Oceanhoarse release their much anticipated new album 'Dead Reckoning' via Noble Demon today.

"This is an album that you’ll want to get your teeth into because it is one meaty beast."

Read our full review here.

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

Heavy Metal

The Rods - Rock Hard [Reissue] (High Roller Records)
We Are Sovereign - Bridges Burnt Lessons Learnt (Betrayal) [Single] (Self-released)

Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Shotgun Sawyer - Thunderchief [Reissue] (Ripple Music)
Steel Rhino - Steel Rhino (GMR Music)
The Dead Deads - Tell Your Girls It's Alright (Rumble Records/ONErpm)
Trifecta - Fragments (KScope)

Death Metal

Beastlurker - Celestial Henchwhores Aflame (Godz ov War)
Wrath Division - Barbed Wire Veins (Godz ov War)
The Blood of Christ - Frozen Dreams / The Lonely Flowers Of Autumn [Reissue] (CDN REcords)
Borboropsis - Decorticated Burial Of Delirium (Solitude Digital)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge

Witchcryer - When Their Gods Come For You (Ripple Music)
Little Jimi - The Cantos (Mrs Red Sky)
Orange Goblin - Healing Thgrough Fire [Reissue] (Cherry Red Records)

And the rest...

Ominous Conclusions - The Outsider (Self-released) [Dark Instrumental]
Cinema Cinema - CCXMDII (Nefarious Industries) [Experimental Punk]
Restive Nation - Revolt/Reanimate (Self-released) [Folk Metal]
Zahn - Zahn (Crazysane Records) [Instrumental Noise]
Sun of the Suns - Tiit (Scarlet Records) [Metalcore]
Gloop - Crayon Sun (Grimoire Records) [Noise/Rock]
Åltars of the Moon - Brahmastra (Self-released) [Post-black metal]
Warkings - Revolution (Napalm Records) [Power Metal]

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