Release Round Up – October 29th, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - October 29th

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 true kings of progressive metal return this week. Mastodon release the timeless classic 'Hushed and Grim' on Reprise Records.

"Musically, melodically and gruesomely, ‘Hushed and Grim’ ticks all the boxes for a Mastodon fan."

Read our full review here.

European power metallers Beast In Black are back with new album 'Dark Connection' released via Nuclear Blast.

"A sound that balances European power metal with dashings of 80’s AOR, 80’s pop music and some straight up fist pumping heavy metal."

Read our review here.

Emerging powerhouse on the technical death metal scene Archspire release 'Bleed The Future' on Season of Mist this week.

"Archspire deliver up another slab of devastating technical death metal. Bleed The Future is a non-stop adrenaline rush."

Read our review here.

Bastarđur featuring Solstafir's Ađalbjörn Tryggvason release 'Satan's Loss of Son' on Season of Mist this week.

"Pure unadulterated, undiluted, filthy, and gunge-soaked fun"

Read our review here.

The depressive black metal of Ghost Bath emanates once more on the bands new album 'Self Loather' released this week via Nuclear Blast.

"‘Self Loather’ switches, seemingly at will, from the blisteringly fast paced riffing to dark, melancholic soundscapes."

Read our full review here.

Forty five years into their career Running Wild are still going strong and release new album 'Blood on Blood' this week.

"Crammed full of pummelling rhythms, the kind of singalong choruses that are the collegial equal of any hardcore gang vocal and topped off with some killer guitar work."

Read our review here.

San Diego death metal merchants Conjureth unleash 'Majestic Dissolve' this week on Momento Mori.

"The guitar work likes to reach high into the sky for the effect they’re going for and it certainly helps to create a scathing and dangerous atmosphere."

Read our review here.

Thrashers Aggression return with new E.P. 'Field of Nightmares' just in time for Halloween!

"What we have here is good old meat 'n potatoes thrash, so expect plenty of tight semi-technical riffing, pounding drums and gruff yet legible vocals"

Read our review here.

British thrashers Elimination follow up a stunning performance at Bloodstock Festival with new album 'Echoes of the Abyss'.

"There’s a pleasing brutality which bubbles under the surface of every track."

Read our review here and check out our interview with the band here.

British progressive speed merchants Reaper unleash 'Rebirth of Chaos' this week.

"This is a thrash record that balanced the line between hard hitting and laidback almost flawlessly."

Read our review here.

Death metal from Spain in the form of Bizarre's new album 'Invocation Codex', released this week on Transcending Obscurity Records.

"The band give you great heapings of speed and adrenaline to keep you pumped and ready for one bout of aggression after another."

Read our review here.

Welsh metallers And The Sky Darkened release new single 'Dawnbreaker' this week.

"The balance of light and shade combined with some ferocious riffs makes this a single that shows the promise of the band."

Read our review here.

Swedish doom stalwarts Count Raven unleash their first new album in twelve years this week with 'The Sixth Storm' on I Hate Records.

"An album of monolithic Sabbathian doom metal with Herculean riffs, slow tempos and a bleak atmosphere."

Read our full review here.

Combining thrash, stoner, punk, and doom Callus release 'A Breath Of Fresh Air' this week on Trepanation Recordings.

"They move ghost-like between styles, retaining the thumping flavours which demand you nod your head and stamp the feet."

Read our full review here.

Berlin based Arde release sophomore album 'Ancestral Cult' this week.

"Frantic rhythmic segments are underpinned by subtle melodies that hid timidly and yet contribute massively to the overall flavours and emotions that are evoked."

Read our full review here.

AFM Records release a huge two disc compilation album this week full of rarities from their roster of bands.

"Plenty of Euro metal with a smattering of different styles which include black metal, thrash metal, nu-metal and hard rock."

Read our full review here.

French Canadian death metal outfit Outre-Tombe release new album 'Abysse Mortifère' on Halloween!

"The album doesn’t try to shove its power down your throat and it benefits all the more because of it."

Read our 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

American Teeth - We Should Be Having Fun (Fearless Records)
Anti-Mortem - Anti-Mortem (Romo Music Group)
Illusions of Grandeur - The Siren (Universal Music Group)
Jerry Cantrel - Brighten
Liberty Lies - Halloween [EP] (Self-released)
Light Grey - Are You Even Real (Self-released)
Magnolia Park - Halloween Mixtape (Epitaph)
Plush - Plush (Pavement Entertainment)
The Hollywood Stars - Live On The Sunset Strip (Golden Robot Records)
The Lucid Furs - Damn! That Was Easy (Argonauta Records)
The Outlaw Orchestra - Makin' Tracks (Self-released)
Poison Boys - Don't Turn On Me (Riot Records)
The Shape - In The Age of Doom and Fear (Self-released)

Heavy Metal

Burning the Oppressor - Damnation (Candlelight Records)
Death SS - Ten (Self Records)
Existance - Wolf Attack (Bloodblast Distribution)
John 5 - Sinner (UMusic)
Motorhead - Everything Louder Forever [Boxset]
Sammy Berell - Beyond The Veil (Dark Force Records)
Vandalizer - Ride (Metal Assault Records)

Death Metal

Begat the Nephilim - II: The Grand Procession (Noble Demon)
Coffin Creep - Voids (Grind To Death Records)
First Fragment - Gloire Éternelle (Unique Leader Records)
Goat Torment - Forked Tongues (Season of Mist)
Grand Cadaver - Into the Maw of Death (Majestic Mountain Records)
Outre-Tombe - Abysse Mortifère (Temple of Mystery)
Ruttenskalle - Skin em Alive (Gruesome Records)
Sunless - Ylem (Willowtip Records)
The Design Abstract - Metemtechnosis (Abstrakted Records)
Thulcandra - A Dying Wish (Napalm Records)
Holy Death - Separate Mind From Flesh (Self-released)
Bloodmouth - Umanned (Brilliant Emperor Records)
An Unction in Braille - The Wordless Whisper [EP] (Self-released)
Varechian - Tabula Rasa Ultima /// The Morbidoom))) (Sliptrick Records)
- Kin (Metal Blade Records)

Thrash Metal

Dead Head - Haatland [Reissue] (Petrichor)
Frightful - Spectral Creator (Awakening Records)
Kill Ritual - Thy Will Be Done [EP] (Blood Blast Distribution)

Black Metal

Lys - Silent Woods (Avantgarde Music)
Olio Tähtien Takana - Spectral Katharsis (Avantgarde Music)
Striborg - ghostwoodlands [Reissue] (Ruse Awakening Records)
Vile Aesthetic - To Bloom and Flourish from Utter Rot (Self-released)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge

Cruzeiro - Cruzeiro (Interstellar Smoke Records, Vertebrae, Lunar Seas Records, Cain Records)
Giobia / The Cosmic Dead - The Intergalactic Connection: Exploring The Sideral Remote Hyperspace
[Split Album] (Heavy Psych Sounds)
- Surrounded by Vultures(Majestic Mountain Records)
Kulk - We Spare Nothing(Hominid Sounds)
Monolord - Your Time To Shine (Relapse Records)
- Gardens From Graves (GS Productions)
Syncolima - Where The End Meets The Beginning (Self-released)
Various Artists - Brown Acid "The Thirteenth Trip" (RidingEasy Records)
Vedet -
Terminal (Self-released)
When The Deadbolt Breaks
- As Hope Valley Burns: Eulogy (Electric Talon Records)
Witnesses - The Collapse (Self-released)

And the rest...

156/Silence - Don't Hold Your Breath (Sharptone Records) [Metalcore]
Ad Infinitum - Chapter II - Legacy (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Addiktio - Anthem for the Year 2020 (Self-released) [Post-Metal]
Aexylium - The Fifth Season (Rockshot Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Alex Canion - Birthmark [EP] (Self-released) [Prog Metal]
Bleed Again - Resurgence (Self-released) [Metalcore]
Contrition - Broken Mortal Coil (Disorder Recordings) [Extreme Metal]
Black TarPoon - Probable Caws (Roots Union Records) [Folk Punk]
Elkapath - Black Spiders (Symmetric Records) [Gothic Metal]
Haiku Funeral - Drown Their Moons In Blood (Aesthetic Death) [Industrial]
Hellpie - Long Gone Into Oblivion (Self-released) [Punk/Metal]
Increase The Anima - Elisabeth (Tunecore) [Modern Rock]
Molybaron - The Mutiny (InsideOut Music) [Modern Metal]
Mordian - Sally's Lament (Self-released) [Gothic Metal]
Napoli Violenta - Neapolitan Power Violence (Time To Kill Records) [Grindcore]
Save Face - Another Kill For The Highlight Reel (Epitaph) [Punk/Emo]
The Wolf Howls When I Scream Your Name - Grief Songs [EP] (Engineer Records) [Post-Punk/Alt Rock]
Thrash La Reine - Notre-Dame-de-l’Enfe (Bam&Co. Heavy) [Power Metal]
Wazzara - Cycles (Self-released) [Post-Metal]

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