Release Round Up – January 21st, 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - January 21st, 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!

German thrash royalty Kreator reissue the classic 'Violent Revolution' this week via Nuclear Blast.

"The sound is tight, powerful, and impressive. Is it possible not to bang the head when listening to this?"

Read our review here.

Comeback Kid kick start 2022 with new album 'Heavy Steps' on Nuclear Blast Records.

"'Heavy Steps' opens with a barrage of pure energy with its anthemic title track leading the way."

Read our review here.

Power metal titans Battle Beast drop new album 'Circus of Doom' via Nuclear Blast Records this week.

"You get the big anthemic songs which have hooks so huge they threaten to cause injury whilst you have Europop cheese-fests which are so catchy they are impossible to dislike."

Read our full review here.

Finn's Sonata Arctica release an acoustic rendering of past works this week in 'Acoustic Adventures - Volume One' released via Atomic Fire.

"It will grab the attention of those who enjoy listening to stripped back but cleverly constructed music."

Read our review here.

NWOBHM stalwarts Tokyo Blade release latest album 'Fury' on Cherry Red Records this week.

"An accessible and easy to experience record that fans old and new alike will be able to dive into with zero difficulty."

Read our review here.

Greek death metalers Abyssus release 'Death Revival' via Transcending Obscurity Records this week.

"It’s a death metal record that manages to pull you in and keep you without feeling like it needs to utterly crush you into the earth to do so."

Read our review here.

Boston-based hardcore band, Great American Ghost, return with their new E.P. 'Torture World', released via MNRK Heavy.

"With crushing sequences of riff deliveries and vocals that rock the sound waves, this is certainly an E.P. that isn’t concerned with how people may perceive it."

Read our review here.

Swedish five-piece Metallic infused Hardcore outfit Through The Noise release 'Tragedies' via Eclipse Records this week.

"Heavy chugging guitars and gruff, dirty vocals."

Read our full review here.

Iranian groove metal/hardcore outfit Confess drop third album 'Revenge at All Costs' via Rexius Records this week.

"Confess have upped their game. It’s visceral and bruising... with a controlled ferocity and big chunky riffs that are all contained in one huge balled up fist."

Read our review here.

Portuguese death metal outfit Neuropsy release new E.P. 'Vivisection Of The Demented' this week.

"A severe dose of power through rampant booming kick drums and riffs which are chocked full of classic death metal grooves."

Read our review here.

Famed for his seminal work with influential cult doom metal band Warning, Patrick Walker releases a new album under the 40 Watt Sun banner this week. 'Perfect Light' comes out via Cappio Records on January 21st.

"A gorgeous sounding album... this is still doom in nature albeit a very stripped down and emotional form."

Read our review here.

Bullet Ride release latest album 'At The Gates of Hell' this week.

"Perfunctory heavy metal with a hint of thrash would be the only way I can describe French five-piece Bullet Ride."

Read our full review here.

Spitfire return with new album 'Denial to Fall', released via No Remorse Records this week.

"Heavy metal has splintered into so many sub-genres these days that sometimes something a little less complex and traditional is welcome. Spitfire deliver this with aplomb."

Read our full review here.

Lionheart release a remastered version of 'Second Nature' via Metalville today.

"The songs on ‘Second Nature’ are beautifully crafted, full of melody and at times ferociously heavy for a band whose main style is the gentler approach."

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

Aua - The Damaged Organ (Crazysane Records)
Diamond Dogs - Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous (Wild Kingdom Records)
Nepthisis - Spiral Hollow (Dark Iris Music)
Shot Down Twice
- Shot Down Twice (Self-released)
The Alive - Turned Up To Destroy (Sliptrick Records)

Heavy Metal

Affection - Remnants (Self-released)
Akkadian - Prisoners [Single] (Self-released)
Artamene - Ziggurat (WormholeDeath Records)
Beriedir - Aqva (Rockshots Records)
Diabol Boruta - Zywioly (Self-released)
Hellfox - The Call (Self-released)
Kissin' Dynamite
- Not The End of the Road (Napalm Records)
Nocturna - Daughters of the Night (Scarlet Records)

Death Metal

Acheron - Satanic Victory [Reissue] (vicrecords)
Chaos Perversion - Petrified Against The Emanation (Sentient Ruin)
Graves for Gods - The Oldest Gods (Sleeping Church Records)
Blood - Dysangelium (vicrecords)

Thrash Metal

Ghostkeeper - We Concquer (Self-released)
Poltergeist - The Demos (vicrecords)

And the rest...

Breaths - though life has turned out nothing like i imagined, it is far better than i could have dreamt. (Self-released) [Post-Metal]
Heir Apparent - Graceful Inheritance (Hammerheart Records) [Power Metal]
InRetrospect - Substrate (Self-released) [Metalcore]
Minneriket - Gjennom meg går ingen til hvile (Self-released) [Black Metal]
Mud Spencer - Fuzz Soup (Argonauta Records) [Stoner Rock]
Road Trip - Merry Go Round (Epictronic Worldside) [Prog Rock]
Setyøursails - Nightfall (Napalm Records) [Post-Hardcore]
Som - The Shape of Everything (Pelagic Records) [Shoegaze]
Sunczar - Bearer of Light (Argonauta Records) [Sludge]
Theodor Bastard - Vetvi [Reissue] (Season of Mist) [Neofolk]
Verikalpa - Tunturihauta (Scarlet Records) [Folk Metal]

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