Release Round Up – March 17th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - March 17th, 2023

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!

Hanoi Rocks sophomore album 'Oriental Beat' gets the remix treatment on its 40th Anniversary.

"resurrected into the rock monster the band always knew that it was."

Read our full review here.

Décryptal release their debut offering 'Sabazios Culte' on Me Saco Un Ojo / Rotted Life

"The muddied production gives their performance a menacing and raw appeal that a more varnished sound couldn’t have achieved."

Read our full review here.

Artch re-issue their 1988 album Another Return via Hammerheart Records.

"A wonderful journey of nostalgia"

Read our full review here.

Canadian death metallers Expunged release 'Visions of Agony' via CDN Records.

"a roaring and invigorating ride that never lost its steam throughout its rampant journey."

Read our full review here.

Japanese death metal/hardcore Kruelty release 'Untopia' on Profound Lore Records.

"Its both devastating in heaviness and in groove and should hit the mark with fans of both styles."

Read our full review here.

West coast progressive metal outfit Redemption release 'I Am The Storm' on AFM Records.

"A fantastic album of progressive and melodic metal goodness which hits hard when it needs to but also has plenty of depth and soul to it."

Read our full review here.

Elysion present their latest album ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ on Massacre Records.

"Eclectic Dark Rock for the Soul"

Read our full review here.

Kamelot release their first new album in five years with 'The Awakening' on Napalm Records.

"a full-bloodied symphonic metal record awash with all the bells and whistles associated with the Flordians."

Read our full review here.

Purveyors of heavy metal goodness Night Demon return with 'Outsider' on Century Media Records.

"a high-octane presence that you can’t help but become enamoured with"

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

Bad Bones - Hasta El Final (Rockshots Records)
Carbellion - Weapons of Choice (Eclipse Records)
Cross Country Driver - The New Truth (Frontiers Music)
Michael Alan - Calling (Sliptrick Records)
Stormwarning - Stormwarning (Frontiers Music)
The Answer - Sundowners (Golden Robot Records)
The New Death Cult - Supernatural (Indie Recordings)
The Ruby Tuesdays - Food For Thought [EP] (Golden Robot Records)
Transworld Identity - Seven Worlds (Frontiers Music)

Heavy Metal

8 Hour Animal - Kill Your Boss (Sentient Ruin)
John Diva & The Rockets of Love - The Big Easy (Steamhammer / SPV)
Narnia - Ghost Town (Narnia Songs)
Phantom Elite - Blue Blood (Frontiers Music)
Seven Spires - Live At Progpower USA XXI (Frontiers Music)
Stömb - Massive Disturbed Meta Art (Klonosphere Records)
Temtris - Khaos Divine (WormholeDeath Records)
Wardress - Metal Till The End (Black Sunset)
Wishing Well - Sin and Shame (Inverse Records)

Black Metal

Death Vanish - Hermitic Fire (Eternal Death)
Downfall of Gaia - Silhouettes of Disgust (Metal Blade Records)
Necromantia - "The Serpent and the Pentagram: The Official Chronicles of Necromantia
[BOOK]" (Pagan Records)
Necrovescent Ruiner - Untouchable Faith Decay (Miserable Pyre)
Ordalie - Mass of Perdition (Paragon Records)
Søstre - Søstre (Loyal Blood Records)

Death Metal

Ardent Nova - Ardent Nova (Wise Blood Records)
Contrarian - Sage of Shekhinah (Willowtip Records)
Embyro - A Vivid Shade of Misery (Rockshots Records)
Foretoken - Triumphs (Prosthetic Records)
Hexa Mera - Methuselarity – Part 1 (Self-Released)
Hyperdontia - Deranged (Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo)
Litost - Pathos (Self-Released)
Mystic Circle - Erzdämon (Fireflash Records)
Sepulcrum - Lamentation of Immolated Souls (Chaos Records)
ULFUD - Of Existential Distorion (Dark Descent Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

¡Pendejo! - Volcán (Self-Released)
Austin Walkin' Cane - Muscle Shoals (Hobowille)
Desolate Realm - Legions (Self-Released)
Die Like Gentlemen - Hard Truths (Drink This Music)
Ecstatic Vision - Live At Duna Jam (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Night Goat - Totem (Black Donut Records)
Spirit of Hamlet - Northwest of Hamuretto (Broken Sound Tapes)
The Lords of Altamont - To Hell With Tomorrow the Lords Are Now! (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Treedeon - New World Hoarder (Exile on Mainstream)


Beyond Your Design - Through The Veil Of Your Deceit [SINGLE] (Self-released)
Invent Animate - Heavener (UNFD)
Unseen Faith - Prodigal Sons [EP] (Prime Collective)
Words That Burn - Cut Throat Culture (blood Blast Distribution)

Post Metal

Ikarie - Arde (Avantgarde Music)
Late Night Venture - V: Bones of the Extinct (Trepanation Recordings)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Ice Age - Waves of Loss and Power (Sensory)
Jaodae - Chimera [EP] (Black Throne Records)

And the rest...

Beyond Extinction - Nothing More Wretched (Self-released) [Deathcore]
Dark Sanctuary - Cerunnos (Avantgarde Music) [Darkwave]
Downshot - Endgame (WTF Records) [Hardcore]
Manigance - The Shadows Ball (Rockshots Records) [Power Metal]
Riffobia - Riffobia (Floga Records) [Thrash Metal]

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