Release Round Up – November 26th, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - November 26th

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!

This week Paradise Lost revisit their past with boxset 'The Lost and The Painless' released via Peaceville Records.

"As a snapshot of time, ‘The Lost and the Painless’ does its job."

Read our review here and our interview with Aaron here.

Bay Area thrashers Death Angel release 'The Bastard Tracks' this week on Nuclear Blast. A live album of deep cuts and rarities.

"If you're a fan of Death Angel's unique take on thrash, I recommend you check out his rather special and novel release."

Read our review here.

Symphonic metal masters Epica unveil live album, dvd and blu-ray 'Omega Alive' this week.

"Never before has any form of heavy music been presented so cinematically as this."

Read our review here.

The Ocean perform the Phanerozoic albums live in their entirety on 'Phanerozoic Live' released this week via Pelagic Records.

"This is complex and intricate, a blend of post metal, alt rock, black metal, and a few other genres as well."

Read our review here.

Veterans Corrosion of Conformity release three CD boxset this week 'Sleeping Martyr' charting a period in their career from 2000 through to 2005.

"An eclectic mix, of raw aggressive power, combined with emotion and melody."

Read our full review here.

Eternity's End deliver speed filled power metal on 'Embers of War' released this week via Prosthetic Records.

"It’s majestic and full throttle."

Read our review here.

Swedish death metal royalty Hypocrisy unleash 'Worship' this week on Nuclear Blast.

"Thirteen albums into their thirty year career, Hypocrisy are showing no signs of flagging."

Read our review here.

London based collective Voices unleash 'Breaking The Trauma Bond' on Church Road Records this week.

"An album that arouses many emotions and offers a ridiculously easy, enriching and rewarding listen."

Read our full review here.

Legendary guitarist Bernie Marsden releases 'Chess' this week via Comatose Music/Little House Music.

"Little licks and flicks are thrown down with wanton casualness, something that only those who become one with their guitar can deliver."

Read our review here.

Northern powerhouse Swamp Coffin release their debut album 'Noose Almighty' on APF Records this week.

"This recording is warm, thick and wonderful, helping create a marvellous release worthy of APF Records, and leaving me excited at the prospect of encountering them live at the upcoming APF Showcase."

Read our full review here.

Classic heavy metal stalwarts Hitten release 'triumph & Tragedy' on High Roller Records.

"Their performance possesses a great deal of energy"

Read our review here.

The Noctambulant reissue their E.P. 'Hellrazor' this week with bonus material.

"An E.P. that oozes aggression and atmosphere in spades."

Read our review here.

With a unique brand of sci-fi themed black metal Imperialist release sophomore album 'Zenith' this week on Transcending Obscurity Records.

"The riffs here carry this icy and sharp aesthetic. The production on the whole enables the band’s performance to hit you with much more impact."

Read our review here.

The progressive death metal of Cynic's new album 'Ascension Codes' is released this week on Season of Mist.

"The progressive nature to this record isn’t thrown in your face in some narcissistic bid to show off their craft, instead the band really do allow their songwriting to unfold in a natural and rooted way."

Read our review here.

Blackened death metal outfit Godhead Machinery release 'Monotheistic Enslavement' this week on Black Lion Records.

"With two powerful releases already tucked under their bullet belts, Godhead Machinery bring a mature and expansive sound which combines elements of death metal with their intricate and complex black metal rage."

Read our full review here.

When the Deadbolt Breaks release their second album of the year. 'As Hope Valley Burns' is a prequel to their previous album and is released this week on Argonauta Records.

"If you like your metal with a huge side-order of despair and a dollop of melancholy, then When the Deadbolt Breaks might just be the band for you."

Read our review here.

For a big slab of epic heavy metal look no further than Morgul Blade and their new album 'Fell Sorcery Abounds' released this week via No Remorse Records.

"The album has that cosy, storytelling aesthetic to it which really ropes you in."

Read our full review here.

Sunn O)))'s 2019 live session from BBC's John Peel Studios is available on record for the first time this week via Southern Lord.

"Crushing guitars, so heavy as to attract objects through sheer gravitational attraction."

Read our full review here.

The brutal death metal on Concrete Winds resonates with 'Nerve Butcherer' out this week via Sepulchral Voice Records.

"They waste zero time at inducing you to every ounce of carnage and vitriol they can afford to throw at you"

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

Drop On Glass - Light As A Feather (WormholeDeath Records)
Lynx - Watcher Of Skies (No Remorse Records)
Satin White - Not Grayed At All (Self Released)
Smith/Kotzen - Better Days [EP] (BMG)
Victory - Gods Of Tomorrow (AFM Records)
Wars - A Hundred Shivers (Self-released)

Heavy Metal

Cosmic Cold War - Inconsequential Oblivion [EP] (Self-released)
Fortress - Don't Spare The Wicked (High roller Records)
Joseph Izayea - Harder Truths (Self-released)
Lee Aaron - Almost Christmas (Metalville)
Lordi - Lordiversity (AFM Records)
Neverworld - Mignights Abyss [EP] (One Eyed Toad Records)
Repentance - Volume 1 - Reborn [EP] (Noble Demon)
Shadow Mantra - Masks [EP] (Self-released)
Vardis - 100 M.P.H. @ 100 Club (Steamhammer / SPV)
Various Artists - Scrap Metal: Excavated Heavy Metal From The Era of Excess (RidingEasy Records)
Various Artists - R#XMAS (Metalville)
Waltari - 3rd Decade - The Anniversary Edition (Metalville)

Death Metal

Dishell - Teutonic Beat (Selfmadegod Records)
Forbidden Omen -
Ancestral Rituals (Szataniec)
Lychlake - The Tragedy of Doctor Fustus (Self-released)
- Dead End Pt. 2 (Plan B Music)
I Helvete - Sinisten Puiden Niitty (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Estertor - Tales From The Ancient Grave (War Anthem Records)
Insane - Wait and Pray [Reissue] (High Roller Records)
Slaves - Insolent Aggression [20th anniversary Re-issue] (High roller Records)
- M-16 (20th Anniversary Edition) (BMG)


Black Metal

3xperimental - Dimorphos (Self Released)
Ergholae Somptator - Mille vertiges fondent sur les âmes vides (Code666)
K Amon K - Arca Ende Aeterna (Code666)
Servant - Blessed By The Light Of A Thousand Stars (Black Sunset)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge

High Fighter - Live at WDR Rockpalast (Argonauta Records)
Paradise Lost - The Lost And The Painless [BOXSET] (Peaceville Records)
Prehistoric Pigs - The Fourth Moon (Go Down Records)
Struck/Down - From Demons [EP] (Self -released)
Temptations Wings - Marauders of the Killing Moon (Electric Talon Records)

And the rest...

All Are To Return - All Are To Return II (Tartarus Records) [Synthwave]
- Shunners/Borrowers (Hummus Records) [Noise/Mathcore]
Dirtbag Republic
- Tear Down Your Idols (Shock Records / Vanity Music Group) [Punk n Roll]
Frau Fleischer- When The Sun's Down (Sliptrick Records) [Industrial Metal]
Lindy-Fay Hella & Dei Farne - Hildring (By Norse) [Folk/Prog/Rock]
Hollow - Tower (Rockshots Records) [Progressive Metal]
Imminence - Heaven In Hiding (Arising Empire) [Metalcore]
Imperial Triumphant
- An Evening with Imperial Triumphant (Century Media Records) [Avant-Garde/Extreme Metal]
Monosphere - The Puppeteer (Self-released) [Progressive/Post-Metal/Mathcore]
Stellar Void - Chrysalis (Inverse Records) [Extreme Symphonic Metal]
Opera Diabolicus - Death On A Pale Horse (Season of Mist) [Horror Metal]
Rhapsody of Fire - Glory For Salvation (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Sentinael Beast - Depths of Death (MDD Records) [Power Metal]
TDW (Tom de Wit) - Fountains (Layered Reality Productions) [Progressive Metal]
ten56. - Downer: Part 1 [EP] (Out of Line Music) [Deathcore]

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