Release Round Up – December 2nd 2022

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - December 2nd, 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!

Deströyer 666 are kicking ass with their no bullshit heavy metal on new album 'Never Surrender'. Released via Season of Mist.

"a caustic blend of black and thrash metal with lashings of trad metal thrown in for good measure."

Read our full review here.

Messora release an unusual death metal album in 'Burn' this week.

"the way the album flows with the use of heavier and melodic elements and atmosphere reminds me a lot of Opeth work around the early 2000’s."

Read our full review here.

The criminally under-rated Necrodeath unleash Singin' in the Pain this week on Time To Kill Records.

"the band takes us on a one-way black-thrash journey, soaked in immorality and violence, and back to a vain attempt at redemption and normality."

Read our full review here.

Middle Eastern extreme metal outfit Ryth unleash 'Deceptor Creator' this week.

"Ryth showcase their prowess"

Read our full review here.

This week sees the release of New Jersey natives, Dystopia A.D.'s new album 'Doomsday Psalm'.

"the full swathe of aggression and power that you’d expect to find"

Read our full review here.

Part of the latest wave of US Death Metal, Appalling release 'Sacrlege' via Personal Records.

"blistering blast beats, riffs that scale and serrate us and a pacing that holds nothing back."

Read our full review here.

NWOBHM inspired German outfit Acid Blade release 'Power Dive' on Personal Records.

"If you like your metal drenched with Judas Priest and Iron Maiden tropes, then this will be your bag."

Read our full review here.

Vis Mystica treat us to Star Wars themed power metal on new album 'Celestial Wisdom', released via Dark Star Records.

"escapism in its purist form"

Read our full review here.

Canadian tech/death new comers Obvurt drop debut album 'Triumph Beyond Adversity' via Unique Leader Records.

"an intense blend of technical and heavy riffs with solos, punching drums and fills, accompanied by guttural vocals"

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

Creed - My Own Prison [REISSUE] (Craft Recordings)
Mick's Jaguar - Salvation (Tee Pee Records)
Star Circus - Separate Sides (Diamond Foundation Music)

Heavy Metal

Amberian Dawn - Take A Chance - A Metal Tribue To ABBA (Napalm Records)
Asterise - Two Worlds (Inverse Records)
Opus Arise - The Network (Self-released)
Vis Mystica - Celestial Wisdom [EP] (Dark Star Records)

Death Metal / Grindcore

Antimonument - Concealment [REISSUE] (Sentient Ruin)
Exist in Ruin - Exist in Ruin (WormholeDeath Records)
Feelingless - Metal Against Animal Cruelty (Noble Demon)
Nihilist Death Cult - Death To All tyrants (Self-released)
Obvurt - Triumph Beyond Adversity (Unique LEader)
Okkultist - O.M.E.N. (Alma Mater Records)
Phlebotomized - Devoted To God [REISSUE] (Hammerheart Records)
Prophetic Suffering - Demonstration MMXXII (Sentient Ruin)
Veilburner - VLBRNR (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Written in Blood - Written in Blood (Trollzorn)

Black Metal

Ancient Mastery - Chapter One: Across the Mountains of the Drämmarskol / Chapter Two: The Resistance (Northern Silence Productions)
Death Reich - The Final Plague [EP] (Non Serviam Records)
Funeral Mass - Shadow of the Raventhrone (Self-released)
Këkht Aräkh - Pale Swordsman [REISSUE] (Sacred Bones)
Këkht Aräkh - Night & Love [REISSUE] (Sacred Bones)
Ramchat - Krveľ (HladoHlas)
Udånde - Slow Death - A Celebration of Self-Hatred (Vendetta Records)

Stoner Rock / Doom / Sludge / Psych

Aawks - (((((Heavy on the Cosmic))))) [REISSUE] (Black Throne Productions)
Aktopasa - Journey to the Pink Planet (Argonauta Records)
Celestial Season - Mysterium II (Burning World Records)
Gavran - Indistinct BEacon (Dunk!Records)
Grava - Weight of a God (Aesthetic Death)
Heron - Empires of Ash (Sludgelord Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Distance of Thought - Edge of Forever (Self-released)
Hoofmark - Blood Ted Lullabies (Raging Planet Records)


Isolated Earthlings - Isolated Earthlings (Self-released)
The Three Sum - Kingdom Fall [EP] (Dr. Music Records)

Industrial Metal

Aghiazma - Carnage (Self-released)
BinaryOrder - Messages From The Deep (Self-released)

Symphonic Metal

Tarja (ex-Nightwish) - Best of: Living The Dream (earMUSIC)
Valcata - Paralyzed [SINGLE] (Self-released)

And the rest...

Årabrot - Heart [EP] (Pelagic Records) [Noise/Rock]
Hammers of Misfortune - Overtaker (Self-released) [Thrash Metal]
Isafjørd - Hjartastaki (Svart Records) [Post-Rock]
PMAD - Who Why Where What (Sliptrick Records) [Post-Punk]
Swept to Sea - Tides[EP] (Eclipse Records) [Metalcore]

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