Release Round Up – January 28th, 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - January 28th, 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!

Watch out Grandma!, they're back! Lawnmower Deth return with the most anticipated album of the last thirty years!

“Geriatrics into the pit, you wish you could still lose your shit”

'Blunt Cutters' is released via Dissonance Productions this week.

Read our review here.

London trio Possessor release their final E.P. 'The Speed of Death' this week via APF Records.

"Full of furious energy, designed to melt your face off. Possessor have signed off in style with this one."

Read our review here.

Dawn of Solace release incredible dark and melancholic metal this week on new album 'Flames of Perdition'.

"Straightforward and simplistic yet affective gothic doom metal"

Read our review here.

Hazemaze return with another 40 minutes of gargantuan riffage on new album 'Blinded By the Wicked', released this week via Heavy Psych Sounds.

"It’s an uncompromising slab heavy doom with the essence of stoner and sludge thrown in for good measure."

Read our full review here.

Pennsylvanian Deathcore merchants The Last Ten Seconds of Life unleash their self titled album via Unique Leader this week.

"It’s heavier than a bag of anvils carried by a herd of elephants."

Read our full review here.

Greek death metallers Ectoplasma return with 'Inferna Kabbalah' on Memento Mori this week.

"Ectoplasma give us something that fans of OSDM will fearsomely enjoy and may even find nicely different: a death metal record that requires no special effort on your part to sit back and listen to."

Read our review here.

Dark Meditation drop debut album 'Polluted Temples' this week.

"A kind of 1980s retro metal record that knows how to hold back its own fire."

Read our review here.

Italian stoner-grind trio Rabid Dogs unleash new album 'Black Cowslip' via Time To Kill Records this week.

"It lays out a clear manifesto of driving rock and roll, built on a massive bottom end but with hooks so infectious they’ll put the country back into lockdown."

Read our review here.

Irish groove metallers The Risen Dread unleash album 'Night Hag' this week via WormholeDeath Records, which includes a guest spot from non other than Andreas Kisser of Sepultura!

"There is a lot for any metal fan to get their teeth stuck into with this impressive release and the fact that this is self produced by the band makes 'Night Hag' all the more impressive."

Read our full review here.

Mexican old school death metallers Ravenous Death unleash 'Visions From the Netherworld' this week via Memento Mori.

"Ravenous Death attack with a furious assault of crushing adrenaline driven blackened death metal."

Read our review here.

Tomorrow Gothenburg based thrashers Sonic Assult drop the ferocious 'Neon-Lit Metropolis'.

"Opener ‘Internal Infernal’ explodes out of the speakers with its blistering thrash attack sets the tone for the album."

Read our review here.

Indiana heavy punk/fuzz trio Milquetoast release new album 'Caterwaul' this week via Wise Blood Records.

"Ten stoner-punk anthems, that switches between raging at the state of the world and pointing out the insanity of the whole endeavour."

Read our full review here.

Thrashers Mantic Ritual release Crusader this week as teaser before their next full length outing.

"Proto-thrash sound, reminiscent to when NWOBHM was just beginning to shake things up more aggressively."

Read our review here.

Porcupine Tree, King Crimson and The Pineapple Thief drummer Gavin Harrison re-issues his solo album 'Sanity & Gravity' to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

"Harrison’s work is understated, ego-free and completely abstract."

Read our full review here.

Old school death metallers Sarcasm release 'Stellar Stream Obscured' on Hammerheart Records this week.

"It’s variety of riffs and songwriting pieces that keep things fresh and engaging."

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

Buzzard Canyon - Drunken Tales Of An Underachiever...The Saga Continues (Argonauta Records)
Cruzados -
She's Automatic (Deko Records)
Dirty Laces
- L'Esprit Du Temps [EP] (Golden Robot Records)
Earthless - Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast)
Harley & The Wolf - Youthful Sould [EP] (Self-released)
Kings & Liars - Transition Animals (Salt of the Earth Records)
Paul Draper - Cult Leader Tactics (Kscope)
Rough Grind - Hardened (Inverse Records)
Secondhand Depression - Secondhand Depression (Old Haunt Studios)
Silverlane - Inside Internal Infinity (Drakkar Entertainment)
The Cruzados - She's Automatic (Deko Records)
The VillainZ - Sexy & Arrogant (WormholeDeath Records)
Wille & The Bandits - When The World Stood Still (Fat Toad Records)

Heavy Metal

Amoth - The Hour of the Wolf (Rockshots Records)
Freaks and Clowns - We Set The World on Fire (Metalville)
MeduzaleM - La Terza Gamba (On Parole Productions)
- Mondo Fiction (Self-released)
Sartori - Dragon's Fire (Rockshot Records)
The Quill - Live, New, Borrowed, Blue (Metalville)

Death Metal

Atrox Trauma - On The Line of Nothing and Something (WormholeDeath Records)
Bifid Corpse/Surfer James/Pythian - 3-Way Split (Morbid and Miserable records)
Burned in Effigy - Rex Mortem (Self-released)
Vile Ritual - Tongues of the Exanimate (Sentient Ruin)

Black Metal

Benthik Zone - εἴδωλον (Onism productions)
Death Shroud - Death, Slavery and the Pursiot ov Sadness (WormholeDeath Records)
Hegeroth - Sacra Doctrina (Self-released)
Negativa - 4 (Mystískaos / Dissociative Visions)
Silhouette - Les retranchement (Antiq)
The Mist From the Mountains - Monumental - The Temple of Twilight (Primitive Reaction)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge

Celeste - Assassine(s) (Nuclear Blast)
Cloakroom - Dissolution Wave (Relapse Records)
Grave Next Door
- Sanctified Heathen (Black Doomba Records)
Grivo - Omit (Church Road Records)
Mur - Cut The Rivers Vein (Self-released)
Stone House On Fire - Time is a Razor (Electric Valley Records)

And the rest...

800 Throats - Day Of The Woman [EP] (Epictronic Records) [Dungeon Synth]
Alvablot - Harmonic Dystopia (Self-released) [Prog Rock]
Bye Bye Tsunami - Bye Bye Tsunami (Nefarious Industries) [Post-Metal]
Cosmic Order - Inner Temple (Argonauta Records) [Progressive Metal]
Deeper Graves - The Colossal Sleep (Disorder Recordings) [Post-punk/Shoegaze]
Depleted Uranium - Origins (Self-released) [Hardcore/Metalcore]
Dying Light - Far From Life (Self-released) [Melodic Infused Metal]
Vvorse - Kurjien Elegia (Off Records) [Hardcore]

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