Release Round Up – January 14th, 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - January 14th, 2022

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!

Scottish party-slam ragers Party Cannon kick start the year with new album 'Volumes of Vomit' released on Gore House Productions.

"Each one of the band's 9 offerings is a display of monstrous death metal carnage, full of punishing thick meaty riffs, filthy farm yard sounding guttural vocals and precision punchy drumming which will batter your brain almost as much as the snare on this album."

Read our review here.

Intense Belgian Black metal trio Wiegedood release the haunting 'There's Always Blood At The End Of The Road' via Century Media Records this week.

"The music is relentless, the aggression phenomenal and the overall brutality overwhelming. It is filthy, ridden with disgust at humanity and the modern world."

Read our review here.

Legendary Magnum released their 22nd studio album 'The Monster Roars' this week via Steamhammer/SPV.

"Filled with solid rock songs that flick between light and shade, it’s an hour that allows you to savour each song and yet doesn’t drag."

Read our review here.

Mancunian's Wolfbastard unleash a dose of nastiness in 'Hammer The Bastards' out this week on Clobber Records.

"It’s fast, furious, aggressive and a sheer frenzy of raging riffs, battering drums and the brutal vocal delivery of one Derek Carley."

Read our review here.

West Midlands thrashers Elyrean return this week with a refreshed line up and a stunning new single 'The Omniscient One'.

"Their sound has developed, improved, darkened. The Elyrean beast is rearing its head again and there’s not much that can stop it!"

Read our full review here.

Enterprise Earth release their fourth album in seven years with 'The Chosen' out on MNRK Heavy this week.

"Enterprise Earth cram piles of heavy and groove laden riffs, which have quite a distinctive Lamb of God sound along with down tempo breakdowns similar to an act like The Acacia Strain."

Read our full review here.

Former Black Sabbath frontman Tony Martin releases new solo album 'Thorns' this week via Battlegod Productions.

"Martin still retains those pipes that were so capable of delivering the full range of Sabbath in the late 1980s."

Read our review here.

Descent unleash new album, the brutal 'Order of Chaos' this week via Brilliant Emperor Records.

"The band waste absolutely no time in subjecting you to all the accumulated malice this record holds in store for you."

Read our review here.

Originating from The Philippines, Nullification drop the brutal 'Kingdoms to Hovel' on Personal Records this week.

"It’s an atmosphere of unease and encroaching, foreboding horror that awaits us."

Read our review here.

Post rock collective Toundra  release 'Hex' this week on Inside Out Music.

"Rhythmic, stabbing riffs crash and coalesce with the delicately crafted, spacious yet intricate guitar motifs all over ‘Hex’."

Read our full review here.

Ecryptus meld Star Wars and death metal in new E.P. 'Kyr’am Beskar' released this week via SBDC Records.

"It’s dark, devastatingly heavy and just plain dirty."

Read our full review here.

Desert rock super-group Big Scenic Nowhere release their latest E.P. 'The Long Morrow' via Heavy Psych Sounds this week.

"With a sweet mix and production, Big Scenic Nowhere have released a recording that is a joy to absorb. Certainly, one for those with a taste for classy stoner rock."

Read our review here.

Psychedelic rockers Space Coke are set to take you on a trip with 'Lunacy', released this week on Forbidden Place Records.

"The listener can be fully immersed in the world and journey this band wish to build and take you on."

Read our review here.

Lancaster heavy metal stalwarts Eliminator release 'Ancient Light' this week.

"The production is crisp and polished, allowing Eliminator’s crunching classic heavy metal to punch through."

Read our full review here.

For a dose of Californian deathcore this week look to Impending Doom's new E.P. 'Hellbent', released via MNRK Heavy.

"This is violence in aural form.... I felt like I’d done a few rounds with a heavyweight boxer."

Read our review here.

Californian slammers GoreSkinCoffin unleash 'Release My Suffering' this week on Funeral Goat Records.

"With Release My Suffering you will find a record stripped down of its finesse to provide a grinding death metal assault full of power and energy"

Read our full review here.

Maule capture the spirit of the NWOBHM in their new self titled album, released January 14th via Gates of Hell Records.

"The riffs are subtle, you don’t realise how greatly you’ve resigned yourself to the ride until you’re towards the end of a respective track and I enjoyed the way they didn’t need to blast themselves in your face to grab your attention."

Read our full review here.

Too metal to be punk and two punk to be metal... Turkey Vulture release new E.P. 'Twist The Knife' this week.

"The husband and wife team are relentless, with a mix of clean and rough, aggressive vocals which surface over a range of short, sharp blasts of raging riffs and thrashing drumming."

Read our full review here.

Vikings Ereb Altor unleash ninth album 'Vargtimman' today via Hammerheart Records.

"It is full of epic atmosphere as well as darkness, melancholy and emotion and manages to balance a fine line of melody and aggression."

Read our full review here.

Technical deathcore outfit Worm Shepherd ooze a malevolent evil on new album 'Ritual Hymns' released today via Unique Leader Records.

"The scope is huge, the riffs fiercer, the structure grander and the orchestration more beautiful and majestic, just the whole ambition is a credit to the song writing proficiency on display."

Read our review here.

Ripple Music, bring a group of artists together this week to pay tribute to the legend of Blue Oyster Cult in the album 'Dominance and Submission'.

"What’s most enjoyable about this compilation is that the bands who have participated all bring their own unique take on the songs."

Read our full 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

Buffalo - Revisited Volcanic Rock Live (Ripple Music)
Mikko Heino - Covid-19 Diaries (Secret Entertainment)
Out Of This World - Out Of This World (Atomic Fire Records)
The Anix - Revenge (FiXT)

Heavy Metal

Dymytry - Revolt (AFM Records)

Death Metal

Crawl Below - Its Ministers On Earth (Lawnmowerjetpack Records)
EOUI - Change is Good (WormholeDeath Records)
Fit For An Autopsy - Oh What The Future Holds (Nuclear Blast)
Kemerov - Anti-hero (One Two Six Records)
Lee McKinney - In The Light of Knowledge (Sumerian Records)
Oshiego - Jaljalut (Seven Kings Productions)
Ungodly Rest - Delusions of an Indoctrinated Void (Self-released)

Black Metal

Electromancy - Technopagen (Metal Assault Records)
Silent Leges Inter Arma - Ad Plures Ire (Self-released)

Stoner Rock / Sludge / Doom

King Bastard - It Came From The Void (Self-released)
Ocultum - Residue [Vinyl reissue] (Interstellar Smoke Records)
Papir - 7 (Stickman Records)

And the rest...

Ghost In The Machine - Jpurney To The Otherwise (Sliptrick Records) [Industrial Metal]
Ilium - Quantum Evolution Event (Self-released) [Symphonic Metal]
Pridelands - Lightbends (Sharptone Records) [Metalcore]
Slowbleed - A Blazing Sun, The Firey Dawn (Creator-Destructor Records) [Hardcore]
Underoath - Voyeurist (Fearless Records) [Prog Rock]

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