Release Round Up – August 27th, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - August 27th

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!

Roman Empire inspired death metal outfit Ex Deo are back with latest album 'The Thirteen Years Of Nero' on Napalm Records.

"Huge sweeping soundscapes abound throughout ‘The Thirteen Years of Nero’, which steers the listener through the reign of the fifth Roman Emperor, Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus"

Read our review here.

Spirit Adrift return with new E.P. 'Forge Your Future' as a follow up to last years critically acclaimed 'Enlightened In Eternity'.

"Garrett’s vocals are rich and soulful, his guitar work sharp and incisive."

Read our full review here.

Canadian rock trio Danko Jones release their 10th studio album 'Power Trio' this week.

"From the very off the pace is fast, there is an explosive riff that bursts from the listeners speakers as the album kicks in."

Read our full review here.

If you’ve been sleeping on Vancouver’s Wormwitch, it’s about time you wake up and smell the carcass. Their new album 'Wolf Hex' is released via Prosthetic records this week.

"From the get-go we’re wading through a black metal landscape mixed with grandiose melody, attention-grabbing tempo changes and quintessential anthemic features."

Read our full review here.

Texan crossover thrashers Confused lay waste with new album 'Riot' this week, released via Confused Records.

"Each track is a couple of minutes of infectious thrashing hardcore, straight out of the Billy Milano playbook... delivering unbelievably catchy interludes amid the ensuing pandemonium."

Read our full review here.

Northern Irelands Slomatics and Austalia's Yanomamo release a sludge laden split 7 inch single this week.

"With both songs carrying dark imagery and creating haunting atmospheric tones, this is a single that works on every level."

Read our review here.

South American thrashers Maze of Terror make an 'Offer To The Fucking Beasts' this week via Xtreem Music.

"If you want your thrash savage, belligerent and with sinews still twitching, then Maze of Terror will be worthy of an hour of your time."

Read our full review here.

Prolific Pittsburg based death metal outfit Nunslaughter release latest album 'Red is the Color of Ripping Death' this week.

"As a band most probably cited more than listened to due to their (frankly) awesome name it is now time to hear what Nunslaughter have to say. If you like Extreme music you will not be disappointed."

Read our full review here.

Seattle's Filth Is Eternal are back with new album 'Love is a Lie, Filth is Eternal' on Church Road Records this week.

"A furious stomp through a dozen tracks of dirty, in your face, musical mayhem that is well worth a listen."

Read our review here.

Greek power metal hits the stage the week when Crimson Fire release latest album 'Another Dimension'.

"Fans of power metal and melodic metal in general can do no wrong by giving this album a spin."

Read our review here.

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

Heavy Metal

Veterans - Fake Quiet and Peace (Self-released)
Boneyard - Oathbreaker (WormholeDeath Records)
Mammothor - The Ecstasy of Silence… The Agony of Dreams (Self-released)
Jinjer - Wallflowers (Napalm Records)
Hammerhead - Destroyer (Reissue) (High Roller Records)
Black Tarpoon - Moth Song (Single) (Roots Union Records)
Smash Into Pieces - A New Horizon (Self-released)
Utopia - Stalker (APF Records)
Veil Of Conspiracy - Echoes Of Winter (BadMoodMan Music)

Rock / Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Harley and the Wolf - Lost Hope And Mixed Blessings [Single] (Self-released)
Headless - Square One (M-Theory Audio)
Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans - Major League Son Of A Bitch (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
The Bloody Nerve - Act I (Self-released)

Death Metal

Hranice Abyss - Aphagy [EP] (Self-released)
Ruin - Spread Plague Death (Nameless Grave Records)
Hooded Menace - The Tritonus Bell (Season of Mist)
The Slow Death - Siege (Transcending Obscurity Records)
The Maledict - Rememberence (Self-released)
Obscurity - Skogarmaors (Trollzorn)
Summoner's Circle - Chaos Vector (Blood Blast Distribution)
Being of Entropy - Being of Entropy (Self-released)
Post Luctum - Acceptance (self-released)


Black Metal

Fluisteraars - Gegrepen door de Geest der Zielsontluiking (Eisenwald)
Wormwood - Arkivet (Black Lodge)
Feral Lord - Purity of Corruption (Vargheist Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Horte - Maa antaa yon vaientaa (Pelagic Records)
Moon Unit - Differences in Language and Lifestyle (PRT Records)
Voidgazer - Dance of the Undesirables (Self-released)
Kilpréz - Patron Saint of Lost Causes (Self-released)
Leprous - Aphelion (InsideOut Music)

And the rest...

Grieving - Songs for the Weary (Interstellar Smoke Records) [Doom]
Kal-El - Dark Majesty (Majestic Mountain Records) [Fuzz/Stoner Rock]
Comet Control - Inside The Sun (Tee Pee Records) [Heavy Psych]
Osi and the Jupiter - Stave (Eisenwald) [Neofolk]
Sons Of Alpha Centauri - Push (Exile On Mainstream) [Post-Hardcore]
Tiny Tree - XI (Onama Media Group) [Post-Metal/Post-Rock]
Fotocrime - Heart of Crime (Profound Lore Records) [Post-Punk]
Straytones - Magic Green River Swimmin' & Stunning Tarzanka Experience (Robustfellow) [Psych Rock]
Toxic Ruin - Nightmare Eclipse (M-Theory Audio) [Thrash Metal]
Moratory - The Old Tower Burns (Planet K Records) [Thrash/Punk]
Thyrfing - Vanagandr (Despotz Records) [Viking Metal]

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