Release Round Up – December 3rd, 2021

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - December 3rd

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!

Volbeat release album number eight - 'Servant of The Mind' via EMI on Friday.

"It has guts, it has rhythm and its catchy as hell!"

Read our full review here.

This week Ministry look back with boxset 'Bad Blood: The Mayan Albums' to a period of their career from 2002 to 2005.

"It’s always great to have any excuse to pop on a Ministry album and get down with the craziness. "

Read our review here.

New Jersey pioneers Overkill release a boxset this week 'The Atlantic Years 1986 - 1994' looking back at that period of their illustrious career.

"Six albums by Overkill which represent some of their best known and lesser loved works."

Read our full review here.

Skid Row look back to the past as they release what a box set, 'The Atlantic Years', which covers what some would say was the peak of their career.

"In their moment Skid Row had the world at their feet and produced some of the songs that would become the soundtrack to a generation of people’s lives."

Read our review here.

Dutch duo Doodswens unleash debut album 'Lichtvrees' this week on Svart Records.

"The atmosphere that envelops and cloaks this release is captivating."

Read our review here.

It's a late contender for album of the year, this week Aquilus release 'Bellum I' on Blood Music.

"Sweeping cinematic soundscapes, sonic blasts, and combinations of clean and dark visions all combine to leave the listener enchanted, captivated, and stunned in equal measure."

Read our full review here.

Metal mastermind Sahil Makhija is back with a new E.P. from his Demonstealer project 'The Holocene Termination'.

"The energy contained within just explodes!"

Read our review here.

Indiana doom merchants Wolftooth drop 'Blood & Iron' via Napalm Records this week.

"A rather striking record that manages to play without getting too close into your face."

Read our full review here.

Portuguese crew Junkbreed unleash 'Music For Cool Kids' this week on Raging Planet Records.

"Music for the Cool Kinds is a chimaera of a record, brimming with ideas and styles that take you back on a nostalgia trip to the 90s and beyond. "

Read our full review here.

VHS combine death metal and horror films in new album 'I Hear They Suck... Blood' out this week on Wise Blood Records.

"will satisfy your need for savage music and horrifying terror."

Read our review here.

Spaniards Blackhearth roll back the years with some old school heavy metal sounds on new album 'The Wrath of God'.

"‘Wrath of God’ is a muscular, thunderous release which should resonate with fans of the likes of Judas Priest and Iced Earth."

Read our review here.

Belfast horror metallers E.B & The Deadlights release their debut E.P. 'Still See Ghosts' this week.

"The riffs sing and groove along really nicely and the horror theme that the band is aiming for in both aesthetics and music really comes across well."

Read our review here.

The Swedish death metal onslaught continues and this week Under The Church drop a bombshell in new E.P. 'Total Burial'.

"The sonic simplicity that has rendered Total Burial as the enthralling and strong E.P. that it is."

Read our review here.

Polish tech/death stalwarts Redemptor release fourth album 'Agonia' via Selfmadegod Records this week.

"Their aim is to really allow you to stew and settle amongst the devastation they have come here to wrought."

Read our full review here.

Czech death metallers Cutterred Flesh unleash 'Sharing Is Caring' via Transcending Obscurity Records this week.

"Awesome catchy riffs, tight heavy drumming and a viscous vocal display is found throughout."

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

Closet Disco Queen - Stadium Rock For Punk Bums (Hummus Records)
Like Pacific - Control My Sanity (Pure Noise Records)
Raibard - Dark Realm of the Daylight (Self-released)
The Swaggerlies - The Last of The One and Onlys (Self-released)
Smoking Martha - Universe (Xelon Entertainment)

Heavy Metal

Horns - Horns (Self-released)
The Rods - Let The Eat Metal [Reissue] (High Roller Records)
The Rods - Heavier Than Thou [Reissue] (High Roller Records)

Death Metal

Dormant Ordeal - The Grand Scheme Of Things (Selfmadegod Records)
Gomorran - Excerpts from the Dark Age (Inverse Records)
Gorr - Tolv I Talet (Self-released)
Husqwarnah - Front Toward Enemy (Fuel Records)
Somnolent - The Infernal Expanse (Sentient Ruin)

Black Metal

Ernte - Geist und Hexerei (Vendetta Records)
Iscuron - The Pursuit Of Unhappiness (Self-released)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge

Bog Wizard - Miasmic Purple Smoke (Self-released)
Clouds - Despărțire (Personal Reecords)
Dead Space Chamber Music - The Black Hours (Self-released)
Jena - Graboid (Argonauta Records)
King Buffalo - Acheron (Stickman Records)
Modder - Modder (Consouling Sounds/Lay Bare Recordings)
Nekromant - Temple of Haal (Self-released)
The Sun and Mirror / Pseudodoxia - Teardrop [Split Album] (Brucia Records)
Weedpecker - IV: The Stream Of Forgotten Thoughts (Sticman Records)

And the rest...

City Weezle - No. 2 (Self-released) [Prog/Punk]
Crowdown - Horizon [EP] (Sliptrik Records) [Groove Metal]
Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses (Season of Mist) [Progressive Metal]
Heiress - Distant Fires (Satanik Royalty Records) [Post-Hardcore]
Malacoda - The Year Walk [EP] (Old Haunt Studios) [Symphonic Metal]
Manimal - Armageddon (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Max Pie - Passengers (Rock City Music Label) [Power Metal]
No Bragging Rights - No Bragging Rights (Pure Noise Records) [Hardcore]
Of Mice & Men - Echo (Sharptine Records) [Metalcore]
Rejekts - Adamo (Slaughterhouse Records) [Blackened Grindcore]
Sell Yourself Short - The Lowest Standard [EP] (Self-released) [Punk/Alt-Rock]
Skat Injector - Bled Under A Burning Sky (Slime City Records) [Speedcore]
So Hideous - None But a Pure Heart Can Sing (Silent Pendulum Records) [Post-Black Metal]
Ye Banished Privateers - A Pirate Stole My Christmas (Napalm Records) [Pirate Metal]

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