Release Round Up – November 25th 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - November 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!

Horror-western inspired Spiritworld drop sophomore album 'Deathwestern' on Century Media this week.

"In a matter of moments you’ve been taken from the rocking chair on your porch in the desert and have been battered and bruised by the onslaught this band deliver."

Read our full review here.


The most raucous new rock act of a generation, Mother Vulture release 'Mother Knows Best' via Lockdown Records this week.

"The savage riffs sear through the brain, the roars of Valentine terrifying and enticing in equal measure."

Read our full review here.

Chicago’s experimental noise trio Lower Automation return with 'Strobe Light Shadow Play' on Zegema Beach Records.

"a dozen tracks of dissonant noise, designed to unsettle and unnerve in equal measure."

Read our full review here.

Pennsylvania's The Last Ten Seconds of Life unleash EP 'Disquisition on an Execution' via Unique Leader.

"it's refreshing to hear experimentation in a genre which can honestly become stagnant or uninspired at times."

Read our full review here.

Neo-folk outfit Cave Dweller release 'Invocations' this week via Aesthetic Death.

"there’s an ulterior driving force laced into the record’s makeup"

Read our full review here.

Danish death metallers Maceration release 'It Never Ends...' this week.

"there’s great swathes of power and energy to be discerned from their onslaught"

Read our full review here.

Aussie death metal supergroup Black Lava release 'Soul Furnace' via Season of Mist.

"haunting vocal lines with harsh, punctuating drum blasts"

Read our full review here.

Off the back of their recent UK tour Elder return with 'Innate Passage' on Stickman Records.

"The guitar work is stunning, with soaring leads and more subtle flicks blending with the way in which the music meanders and slowly draws you in."

Read our full review here.

High Command drop sophomore album 'Eclipse of the Dual Moons' on Southern Lord this week.

"There are riffs, plenty of riffs, from the slower, chugging efforts to the more aggressive pile driving ones that explode in your face."

Read our full review here.

Norwegian Avant-Garde metallers In the Woods... release 'Diversum' on Soulseller Records.

"anthemic in feel, the driving beat and Fjellestad’s variation in vocals stunning."

Read our full review here.

Jade mix melodic death and doom on new album 'The Pacification of Death'. Released via Pulverised Records.

"This album manages to display all the grimness of death metal while creating an enjoyable atmosphere bringing the listener back for more"

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

Bernie Torme - Final Fling [Live Album] (Self-released)
Black Paisley - Human Nature (Black Paisley AB)
Black Rain - Untamed (Steamhammer / SPV)
Chernobyl Jazz Club - Grimulaust (Argonauta Records)
Generation Landslide - Ruling the Street Scene (Weapon Records)
Genghis Nash - The Odyssey [EP] (Golden Robot Records)
Jaded Truth - Take A Seat (Self-released)
Jamie Kyle - Wild One (Self-released)
Lee Aaron - Elevate (Metalville)
MCC [Magna Carta Cartel] - The Dying Option (Vernal Vow Records)
Prince Bishop - All Is Due (Self-released)
Pursuit - Loose Lips (Self-released)
The 40 Thieves - The White Album (Self-released)
The Riven - Peace and Conflict (The Sign Records)
Yesterdaze - Act U All [EP] (Indie Recordings)

Heavy Metal

Circles - The Stories We Are Afraid Of | Vol. 1 [EP] (Wild Thing Records)
Grim Justice - Justice In The Night (Self-released
Hellsa - The Fall [EP] (Self-released)
League of Distortion - League of Distortion (Napalm Records)
Leather - We Are The Chosen (Steamhammer / SPV)
Malus Dextra - III Pt. 1 [EP] (WormholeDeath Records)
Pryma - Uncaged [EP] (Self-released)
Whirlwind - 1714 (Fighter Records)

Death Metal / Grindcore

Anomaly - Somewhere Within The Pines (Self-released)
Aviscerus - Visceral Depths (Self-released)
(echo) - Witnesses (Black Lion Records)
Jade - The Pacification of Death (Pulverised Records)
Sirrush - Molon Labe (Non Serviam Records)
Souldrainer - Departure (Black Lion Records)
Spiritworld - Deathwestern (Century Media Records)

Black Metal

Black Beast - Arctic Darkness (Primitive Reaction)
Crown of Ascension - Transmission Errors (Xenoglossy Productions)
Depressive Witches - Distant Kingdoms (WormholeDeath Records)
Djevel - Naa Skrider Natten Sort (Self-released)
Euphrosyne - Keres (Self-released)
Karg - Resignation (AOP Records)
Nazghor - Seventh Secular Crusade (Self-released)
Ofdrykkja - After The Storm (AOP Records)
Rienaus - Luciferille (Kvlt)
Ultar - At the Gates of Dusk (RockMark Records)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge / Psych

Alienatör - Regrets (Self-released)
ALiX - Last Dreamer (Go Down Records)
Ciminero - Shadows Digging The Grave (Argonauta Records)
Deprivacija - Nematoma Ranka (On parole)
Der Trauerschwan - Sanguinare Vampiris (Soulseller Records)
Estrangement - Disfigurementality (Aesthetic Death)
Gondhawa - Mäanthagorī [EP] (Stolen Body Records)
I'll Be Damned - Culture (Mighty Music)
Monolithe - Kosmodrom (Time Tombs Productions)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Dark Matter - The Rectory (WormholeDeath Records)
Hei'An - Imago (Self-released)
In The Woods... - Diversum (Soulseller Records)
Induction - Born From Fire (Atomic Fire)
Knim - When A Star Falls (Self-released)
Morgan Reid - Terran (Self-released)
Virtual Symmetry - Virtual Symmetry (Sensory)

Thrash Metal

Doomsday - Depictions of Chaos (Creator-Destructor Records)
Extirpation - The Endless Storm (Chaos Records)
Höwler - Descendants of Evil (Self-released)
Katapult - Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes (Discouraged Records)
Toxic Youth - Back to You-th (WTF Records)

And the rest...

Judicator - The Majesty of Decay (Prosthetic Records) [Power Metal]
Lethal Technology - Mechanical Era (Self-released [Industrial/Death/Progressive]
Oceans - Hell Is Where The Heart Is (Nuclear Blast) [Metalcore]
Rome - Hegemonikon (Trisol Music Group) [Folk Metal]
Sci-Fi Scientists - Sars Attacks (Sliptrick Records) [Industrial Metal]
She Said Destroy - Bleeding Fiction II: Child of Tomorrow (Mas-Kina Recordings) [Post-Metal]
The Wolves of Avalon - Y Gododdin (Godreath Records) [Pagan Metal]
Yndian Mynah - The Boys Scribbled Like Mad (The Good Times Co) [Post-Rock]

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