Release Round Up – February 25th, 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - February 25th, 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!

Cannibal Corpse frontman and all round death metal legend George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher releases his self-titled solo album via Perseverance Music Group this week.

"A blend of old school death metal and vicious thrash all topped by the unmistakable dominating vocals of Fisher."

Read out full review here.

Punk stalwarts The Vibrators release a new boxset this week, spanning their albums 1985 through 1990.

"The Vibrators may not have been as commercially successful as some of their contemporaries, but to hear their output from a time when Punk was supposed to have been dead and buried reminds you that there is a rich vein of untapped music needing to be uncovered and explored."

Read our full review here.

Colorado death metallers Blood Incantation drop a special E.P. this week in 'Timewave Zero'.

"the best and most honest way to describe Timewave Zero is to call it a cinematic score"

Read our full review here.

Cardiff five piece Black Lakes release an emotional rollercoaster of an album in 'For All We've Left Behind'.

"The focus is on the power of the emotional lyrics and the big-time changes which grab the attention."

Read our full review here.

Greek progressive psychedelic outfit Naxatras release 'IV' this week.

"This really is music to sit back and enjoy, allowing it to wash over you whilst at the same time absorbing the quality on display."

Read our full review here.

Welcome to the cult of Møtivatiøn a project that features the likes of Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Donita Sparks (L7), Roddy Bottum (Faith No More) and even actor Norman Reedus!

"From huge riff laden grooves to trippy eastern influenced jams, traces of 80s new wave and electronica dip in and out whilst the threat of a crushing doom section lurks around every corner."

Read our full review here.

After a string of E.P.'s Tuskar release their debut album 'Matriarch' this week on Church Road Records.

"They get into a grove, and a riff and ride it relentlessly, forcing the listener to close their eyes and nod their head. This is devastatingly good."

Read our full review here.

Swedish doom masters Firebreather 'Dwell In The Fog' on their latest album for RidingEasy Records.

"a roaring and eviscerating experience that can be had without feeling like you need to offer your skin as a sacrifice."

Read our review here.

German thrash legends Tankard release a career spanning boxset 'For A Thousand Beers' this week.

"a bombastic thrash assault, with little room for breath"

Read our review here.

Power metal royalty Hammerfall release latest album 'Hammer of Dawn' on Napalm Records this week.

"Power metal is about fun and fast paced metal. Hammer of Dawn ticks both those boxes."

Read our full review here.

Embryonic Devourment turn to science fiction on new album 'Heresy of the Highest Order' released via Unique Leader Records.

"Technical death metal, sometimes brutal, sometimes more melodic though with a dissonant, harsh edge to many of the riffs"

Read our full review here.

Gothic metal rears its head on Inner Missing's doom soaked opus 'Dead Language'.

"This album should be consumed in an old wreckage of a ruined church, or ancient concert hall, instead of a high end sound system."

Read our review here.

Spanish death metallers Sepulchral unleash 'From Beyond The Burial Mound' this week on Soulseller Records.

"The soundscape is one that enables the band’s sound to flow freely and without all that much restraint."

Read our full review here.

Incorporating elements from the Hardcore and Punk genres, but also mixing a hearty dose of Post-Hardcore and Noise Rock, Bitter Branches release 'Your Neighbors Are Failures' via Rude Records this week.

"From the outset, Bitter Branches leave the listener in no doubt the ride will be uncomfortable at times..."

Read our review here.

Volcanova release an E.P. dripping in big fuzzy riffs on 'Cosmic Bullshit'.

"The prime riff for ‘Salem’ will be a monster in the live arena, and if you don’t end up singing along to this one then you clearly have no soul."

Read our review here.

Thurston Moore releases a series of instrumental guitar tracks this week on 'Screen Time' via Southern Lord.

"A concept album of sorts, one which addresses issues raised by the pandemic, issues of humanity, co-existence and equality."

Read our review here.

Dutch thrashers Dead Head reissue 'Haatland' this week.

"Frenetic riffs, piercing guitar solos and the type of diseased vocals one wants with your thrash. It’s harsh, aggressive, and ferociously played."

Read our review here.

European power metal force Serious Black release 'Vengeance Is Mine' this week on AFM Records.

"The melodies dig deep, hanging in the memory long after the album has finished."

Read our review here.

Mexican speed masters Evil Shade release 'Vandals' this week.

"This is blisteringly fast stuff, frenzied riffs and Rojas’ high scream suggest things are on the right level."

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

Dashboard Confessional - All The Truth That I Can Tell (AWAL)
Leadfinger - Silver & Black (Golden Robot Records)
Scorpions - Rock Believer (Spinefarm Records)
Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus [Reissue] (Cherry Red Records)

Heavy Metal

Athemon - Athemon (WormholeDeath Records)
Corey Taylor - CMFB... Sides (Roadrunner Records)
Graphic Nature - New Skin [EP] (Rude)
Hok-key - In Existence (WormholeDeath Records)
Insolvency - Illusional Gates (Self-released)
Martyr - Planet Metalhead (Self-released)
Metalucifer - Heavy Metal Ninja (Iron Oxide Records)
Reviver - A Thousand Lives (Remedy Records)
Sin Starlett - Solid Source of Steel (Metalizer Records)
Smith & Swanson - Smith & Swanson (No Remorse Records)
The Rods - Metal Will Never Die [Boxset] (HNE Recordings)
Thunderor - Fire It Up (Boonsdale Records)

Death Metal

Allegaeon - Damnum (Metal Blade Records)
Anatomy Of I - The Los(t) Angered Sessions (Time To Kill Records)
Catabolic - Besiege The Uncivil (WormholeDeath Records)
Darkness Everywhere - The Seventh Circle (Creator-Destructor Records)
Lumberhead - Erase [EP] (Self-Released)

Black Metal

Atrium Noctis - Atrium Noctis (Self-released)
Ceremonial Castings - Our Journey Throught Forever (Eisenwald)
Dæmonesq - he Beauty of Letting Go (Self-released)
Deviltook - Heretic Manifesto (Megra Nit)
Fall of Stasis - The Chronophagist (Self-released)
Hexerei - Ancient Evil Spirits (Sentient Ruin)
Malum Mortuus - Ashes of the Traitor's Cross (Imperial Darkness Records)
Meslamtaea - Weemoedsklanken (Babylon Doom Cult Records)
Ocinn - The Forest (Guts 'N' Blood Records)

Stoner Rock / Psych / Doom / Sludge

An Evening Redness - An Evening Redness (Transylvanian Recordings)
Old Iron / Verdun - Split [EP] (Satanik Royalty Records)
Shape of Despair - Return to the Void (Season of Mist)

Thrash Metal

Eyes of the Living - Fear Comes Knocking (Beowolf Productions)
Incrypt - Thrashing Extinction (WormholeDeath Records)
Xil - Rip & Tear (Self-released)

And the rest...

Abraham - Débris de mondes perdus (Pelagic Records) [Post-Metal]
Apolinara - Shadows & Signs (Self-released) [Gothic Metal]
Bad Omens - The Death of Peace of Mind (Sumerin Records) [Metalcore]
Borts Minorts + Hug Victim - Brut! (Nefarious Industries) [Punk]
Inerth - Void (Abstract Emotions) [Grindcore]
Klammer - The Day Before Yesterday (Heavy Metal Records) [Post-Punk]
KYOTY - Isolation (Deafening Assembly) [Post-Metal/Sludge]
Living Target - Fire & Forget [EP] (WormholeDeath Records) [Punk/Metal]
Restive Nation - Restive Nation (Self-released) [Crossover/Progressive]
Schemata Theory - Unity in Time [Post-Hardcore]
Short Stack - Maybe There's No Heaven (UNFD) [Alt-Rock]
Sowulo - Mann [Reissue] (By Norse) [Atmospheric Heavy Folk]
Steegmoord - Trepidation (Self-released) Instrumental [Prog Metal]
Wolverine - A Darkened Sun (Sensory) [Progressive Rock/Metal]

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