Release Round Up – December 16th 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - December 16th, 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!

Malignant Altar and Gosudar release an evil Split album this week via Me Saco Un Ojo.

"ruthless and maniacal death metal"

Read our full review here.

UK Extreme metallers xygrbryrx release 'Cunning Punts' this week.

"a furious display of pretty vicious death grind"

Read our full review here.

Former Tribulation guitarist Jonathan Hultén releases The Forest Sessions this week on KScope.

"The soundscapes that are carved out are stunning. Cinematic in feel, yet still absorbable aurally."

Read our full review here.

Former Cro-Mag John Joseph hits back with Bloodclot's new album 'Souls' on Upstate Records.

"the intensity combined with JJ's vocal stylings absolutely rips your face off. "

Read our full review here.

We check out some Celtic punk in Finnegan's Hell new album 'One Finger Salute'.

"ten pathos-filled songs of broken people and the little lives the vast majority lead; lives that are filled with struggle, yet ones in which defiance is key."

Read our full review here.

Green King deliver a slab of traditional heavy metal in 'Hidden Beyond Time', released this week via The Sign Records.

"When you mention the words Green King, it’s the UK pub chain that comes to mind. And much like their pubs, this album is average but nothing special."

Read our full review here.

Two interesting thrash outfits - Dungeon Crawl  and Throne of Iron - drop split album 'The Side Quest' via Wise Blood Records.

"two great, but different, thrash metal bands"

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

Alex Meister - Rock And A Hard Place (RFL Records)
Diplomatics - Is It Time To Fly? (Go Down Records)
Highway Queen - Bitter Soul (Rockshots Records)

Heavy Metal

The Mayor - Live at the Acropolis (Kill Iconic Records)
Vanguardian - II: The Heretic (Inverse Records)

Black Metal

Azketem - Azetik (Urtod Productions)
Død Håp - Black Sun (Darkwoods)
Empty - Omnia Amet Lorem (Drakkar Productions)
Krvna - For Thine is the Kingdom of the Flesh (Third Eye Temple)
Mallus Spiritus - Vultures of Despair (Raging Planet Records)
Misþyrming - Með hamri (NoEvDia)
Nidare - Von Wegen (Through Love Records)
Nigrum - Elevenfold Tail (Into Endless Chaos)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge / Psych

Arche - Transitions (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Siberian Tusk - Reapers By Trade (Hidden Noise Records)
Uncommon Evolution - Fry (Argonauta Records)
Witnesses - The Curse of Tarry Town, or the Hessian's Diary [Single] (Self-released)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Laurent Rinaldi - Out of thie World [EP] (WormholeDeath Records)
Masser - Chain of Gifts (Self-released)
Ph2 - Season 5 [REMASTERED] (Epictronic Records)
The Wring - Spectra (WormholeDeath Records)

Thrash Metal

Absolute Darkness - Failure of State (Sliptrick Records)
In Which It Burns - Consume, Kill, Repeat (Self-released)

And the rest...

Circa Survive - Two Dreams (Rise Records) [Post-Hardcore]
Floating - The Waves Have Teeth (Spirit Coffin Publishing) [Death Metal]
Hartlight - From Midland and Beyond [EP] (WormholeDeath Records) [Power Metal]
Kate Nord - Compass To Your Heart's Desire (Self-released) [Symphonic Metal]
Lódz - Moons and Hideaways (Crimson Productions) [Post-Metal]

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