Release Round Up – March 25th, 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - March 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!

Abbath needs no introduction, and he releases latest album 'Dread Reaver' via Season of Mist this week.

"Dread Reaver truly does transport you from your ordinary surroundings and unloads a thermonuclear payload on your senses."

Read our full review here.

Hardcore legend Billy Graziadei drop his second BillyBio solo record this week 'Leaders and Liars'.

"an extremely furious piece of the old school hardcore"

Read our review here.

Memoriam guitarist Scott Fairfax finally gets to release an album from his latest project As The World Dies this week.

"Concrete shattering riffs and a rhythm section that locks in tight, bringing with it a rumble so low that Satan’s bowels are surely uncomfortable right now."

Read our full review here.

Pist.On garnered a cult following back in the 90's and this week return with a new E.P. 'Cold World'.

"Cold World is an E.P. of opposites: it is both tradition and contemporary, hard edged and melodic and vicious and amiable..."

Read our review here.

Italian hardcore veterans Straight Opposition release a slab of straight up aggressive no bullshit hardcore in 'Path of Separation' via Time To Kill Records.

"Straight Opposition supply a severe dose of rage fuelled hardcore."

Read our full review here.

Birmingham three-piece Infested Angel worship at the death metal altar with new album 'Submit To Death'.

"A combination of the crushing doom of Ahab and the powerful driving death metal of Bolt Thrower."

Read our full review here.

Sludge metal quartet Witchpit drop the heavy as hell 'The Weight of Death' via Heavy Psych Sounds this week.

"The Weight Of Death may sound like it’s going to melt your face off but you’ll still be in full control of your faculties and senses as you feel your grin spread from cheek to cheek."

Read our review here.

Daxx & Roxane fillthe gap between albums, with a short sharp blast of an E.P. 'Drop' out this week.

"Daxx & Roxane have grasped this one by the cojones and twisted hard"

Read our full review here.


Helpless are back and they unleash the brutal 'Caged In Gold' via Church Road Records this week.

"a relentlessly punishing cacophony of noisy, blackened riffs, grinding away at your nervous system."

Read our review here.

Swedish rockers Bomber release 'Nocturnal Creatures' via Napalm Records this week.

"The riffs possess this meaty but intricate sensibility."

Check out our full review here.

Fans of deathcore rejoice! For Crown Magnetar drop new E.P. 'Alone In Death' on Unique Leader Records this week.

"Crown Magnetar definitely provide a heavy dose of quality death metal precision."

Read our full review here.

Multi-talented Emma Ruth Rundle releases new E.P. 'Orpheus Looking Back' via Sargent House this week.

"It's a short collection, a mere eight minutes in length but there’s a quality here that is more important than quantity."

Read our review here.

British rock royalty Hawkwind release their 'Dreamworkers of Time' boxset this week cataloguing their recordings made by the BBC from 1985 through to 1995.

"The world might well have changed since the band’s inception but Dave Brock and company have always remained true to their founding principles."

Read our full review here.

Cult Swedish melodic death metal outfit Eucharist release 'I Am The Void' this week.

"Shrouded in a blackened cloak and is equally as violent, vicious and hateful as it is melodic."

Read our full review here.

Purveyors of doom Goat Horn unleash the heaviest of boxsets in 'Voyage to Nowhere' this week on Cherry Red Records.

"The raw sound of Venom and the doom laden tones of their heroes Cathedral."

Read our full review here.

Finnish death metallers Desolate Shrine release the haunting 'Fires Of The Dying World' this week on Dark Descent Records.

"A brutal, memorable journey into the depths of old school death metal."

Read our full review here.

M W W B, the band formally known as Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, return with 'The Harvest' on New Heavy Sounds.

"a cosmic blend that intertwines cinematic scores with pulsing space driven doom rock"

Read our review here.

One man multi-instrumentalist Jacob Björnfot releases the latest instalment from Kvaen this week, 'The Great Below'.

"Black metal fury, thrashing goodness, epic melodies and glorious guitar solos galore."

Read our review here.

Canadian black metal outfit Falamh release 'Aeons Effigy' this week.

"‘Aeons Effigy’ is a combination of devastating black metal blasts and a more melodic Scandinavian style. The results are impressive."

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

Askvader - Fenix (The Sign Records)
Black-Out Arises [BOA] - Oneself (Klonosphere)
Hardcore Superstar - Abrakadabra (Self-released)
Hellblind - A Plague On All Your Houses [EP] (Revenger Records)
Machete Dance Club - Kill The Vibe (Self-released)
Placebo - Never Let Me Go (So Recordings)
Reckless Love - Turborider (AFM REcords)
SickWalt - Maxxed [EP] (558 Records)
Telltale - Lie Your Way Out [EP] (Rude Records)
The Bloody Nerve - Act II Rekoning (Antic Records)
The South/East - Exciting Sounds Fom the Village (Inverse Records)
Tyrannosaurus Nebulous - Tyrant Lizard King (Echoed Past Records)
Voltstorm - Voltstorm (Self-released)

Heavy Metal

Lost Tries of the Moon - Chapter II: Tales Of Strife, Destiny, And Despair (Self-released)
Niamh - Autumn Noir (Electric Talon Records)
Nite - Voices of the Kronian Moon (Season of Mist)
Wasted - The Haunted House (Denomination Records)

Death Metal

Absent In Body - Plague God (Relapse Records)
Carnage of Children
- Darkness Within (Music-Records)
Crown of Madness- The Void [EP] (Self-released)
Die With Fear - (I) Favor The Brave (Self-released)
Hilltops Are For Dreamers - In Disbelief (Rockshot Records)
Mortify - Fragments at the Edge of Sorrow (Chaos Records)
Rise of Kronos - Council of Prediction (MDD)
Ysilik - Eunoia (Self-released)

Black Metal

Cirkeln - A Song To Sorrow (True Cult Records)
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat (NoEvDia)
Falls of Rauros - Key The A Vanishing Future (Eisenwald)
Heltekvad - Morgenrødens Helvedesherre (Eisenwald)
None - Interdimensional War Poetry [EP] (WormholeDeath Records)
- Verso La Vetta (Time To Kill Records)
Rimthurs - Thursamál (ADG Records)
Senzar - Pyre of Throes (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Bloodgate - Solace In Mourning (Self-released)
Crown of Worms - Sorcery Rites (Super Sargasso)
Luzifer - Iron Shackles (High Roller Records)
Necronomicon - The Final Chapter (El Puerto Records)

Stoner Rock / Psych / Doom / Sludge

Desert Clouds - Planexit (Mandrone Records)
Grand Harvest - Consummatum Est (Messor Grandis Productions)
Pia Isa - Distorted Chants (Argonauta Records)

Progressive Metal

Animals as Leaders - Parrhesia (Sumarian)
Deadnote - The North Sea (Dead Records)
In Day of Depature - In Day of Departure (Bravemusic)
Michael Romeo - War of the Worlds Pr. 2 (InsideOut Music)


Above All - Disarm The Gods [EP] (Self-released)
Ignite - Ignite (Century Media Records)
Spill Your Guts - The Wrath It Takes (PermaCityPunk Records)
Thrown - Extended Pain [EP] (Arising Empire)

And the rest...

Aarlon - Dafan (Self-released) [Metalcore]
Day of Departure - Day of Departure (Bravemusic) [Prog/Post-Rock]
Juniper Youth - Blood Remembers (Self-released) [Post-Rock]
Light Beneath - Light Beneath (Inverse Records) [Post-Metal]
Mind Imperium - Nemesis (WormholeDeath Records) [Groove Metal]
Nightwraith - Offering (Reaping Sythe Records) [Gothic Metal]

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