Release Round Up – April 1st, 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - April 1st, 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!

Sweden’s most insane sonic architects, Meshuggah, return from outer reaches of musical experience with 'Immutable', their first studio album in six years.

"The experimentation and stylistic cross-pollination allow for a rejection of classification and opens the whole musical spectrum for exploration."

Read our full review here.

Swedish rock royalty The Hellacopters release 'Eyes Of Oblivion' via Nuclear Blast this week.

"Driving beats and hard rock riffs that don’t let up from beginning to end."

Read our review here.

Traditional heavy metallers Satan return with 'Earth Infernal' via Metal Blade Records this week.

"The riffs feel fat and bold..."

Read our review here.

Swedish metal legends Wolf release their ninth studio album 'Shadowland' this week via Century Media Records.

"This is balls out good time heavy metal."

Read our full review here.

German death metal veterans Purgatory unleash 'Apotheosis Of Anti Light' via War Anthem Records this week.

"The band provide an utterly terrifying dark and evil sounding display."

Read our full review here.

For your prog rock fix this week check out Pattern-Seeking Animals new album 'Only Passing Through' released via Inside Out Music.

"Incorporating charango, ronrocco, ukulele, vihuela, bassoon, violin, trumpet, and cello, ‘Only Passing Through’ is both complex and simple in its attraction. [It] is an album that can only bring joy."

Read our full review here.

Chthonic Cult explode with their brand of blackened death metal on new album 'Become Seekers for Death'.

"they unleash this violent and miasmic assault on your senses"

Read our full review here.

Australian death metal futurists Golgothan Remains drop 'Adorned In Ruin' this week on Sentient Ruin.

"It sounds the way it feels, dirty and macabre."

Read our full review here.

VOLA release a unique live album 'Live from the Pool' this week, taken from their pandemic live stream last year.

"The performances from the band is absolutely flawless with the vocals by frontman Asger Mygind being an absolute delight."

Read our review here.

London stoner rock pillars Steak are back with new album 'Acute Mania' on Ripple Music.

"An album which has psychedelic, stoner goodness sizzling out of every pore and Steak are ready to kick some shit once again."

Read our full review here

Thirty British thrash bands come together this week on the UK Thrashers compilation album 'Moshin' The Roof On - Volume 3' raising money for Shelter.

"These 30 tracks prove that the underground British Thrash scene is in rude health."

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

Colours of One - Vessels (Self-released)
Flush - Conspiracies Threats and Chaos [EP] (WormholeDeath Records)
Gggolddd - This Shame Should Not Be Mine (Artofact Records)
Lovell's Blade - Deadly Nightshade (Animated Insanity Records)

Heavy Metal

Ancient Settlers - Our Last Eclipse - The Settlers Saga Pt. 1 (Crusader Records)
Becko - You Are (Not) Alone (FiXT)
Violet Blend - Demons (Eclipse Records)

Death Metal

Cerebral Mist - Age of Mist (Inverse Records)
- Denali (Self-released)
Humanizer - Divine Golden Blood + Humanizer [REISSUES] (Self-released)
Nekrogoblikon - The Fundamental Slimes and Humours (Self-released)
Riccardo Moccia - Sensed (Self-released)
The Ancient Dark - The Ancient Dark [EP] (Self-released)

Black Metal

Akerbeltz - Merciless (BlackSeed Productions)
Dusk - The Relic (Self-released)
Lifvsleda - Sepulkral Dedikation (NoEvDia)
Morte France - Sola Fide (Archaic Sound)
Saklas - The One Who Swallowed God (Personal Records)
Third Nail - Theos-Haimaton (BlackSeed Productions)

Thrash Metal

Evil Invaders - Shattering Reflection (Napalm Records)
Misfire - Sympathy for the Ignorant (MNRK Heavy)
Necrodeath - Transformer Treatment / Come to the Sabbath [SINGLE] (Time To Kill Records)

Stoner Rock / Psych / Doom / Sludge

Chrome Waves - Recurisve (The Rain Will Cleanse Remixes) (Disorder Recordings)
I Klatus - Targeted (Dead Sage)
Twin Void - Free From Hardtimes (Electric Valley Records)

Progressive Metal

Tranzat - Ouh La La (Klonosphere Records)
Varjo-Orkester - Prima Volta (Inverse Records)

Hardcore / Punk

Gen and the Degenerates - Only Alive When In Motion [EP] (Marshall Records)
Kublai Khan TX - Lowest Form of Animal [EP] (Rise Records)
Mustasuo - Hiljaisuus (Off Records)
Wasteland Viper - Dead Men Tell No Tales (WormholeDeath Records)

And the rest...

Autómata - Autómata (Epitronic Records) [Post-Rock]
Candescent A.D. - Dissociation In Three Fractions (Church Road Records) [Metalcore]
Carpenter Brut - Leather Terror (UMuisc) [Dark/Synthwave]
Celtic Hills - Hulufolk (Elevate) [Power Metal]
Dirty Shirt - Get Your Dose Now (Self-released) [Crossover Folkcore Metal]
Eunoia - Psyop of the Year (Nefarious Industries) [Metalcore]
Far From Your Sun - The Origin of Suffering (Self-released) [Post-Rock]
Trick or Treat - Creepy Symphonies (Scarlet Records) [Power Metal]
Various Artists - The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed] (Pelagic Records) [Various]

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