Release Round Up – March 31st 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - March 31st, 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!

Kent quintet OHHMS return with new album 'Rot', released via Church Road Records.

"It certainly possesses a gritty dark character and more than provides a suitable soundtrack for the horror inspired themes within."

Read our full review here.

Extreme supergroup Wasted Death release their third EP 'The Prequel to Evil' via APF Records.

"a rolling drum beat and the scream of feedback leads the unsuspecting listener into an onslaught of Wasted Death’s pummelling violence."

Read our full review here.

South coast metalcore legends Bury Tomorrow release 'The Seventh Sun' via Music For Nations.

"this record could be to Bury Tomorrow what Ire was to Parkway: the signifier of a movement away from the past into a brave new world."

Read our full review here.

Oxford's finest Desert Storm return with 'Death Rattle' on APF Records.

"the hooks are huge and the riffs are aplenty, this could well be their best work yet."

Read our full review here.

Indian metal sensation Demonstealer release new album 'The Propaganda Machine' on Black Lion Records.

"Demonstealer deserve to be ranked amongst the pantheon of modern metal’s greats."

Read our full review here.

Rotten Sound’s eight full-length 'Apocalypse' drops via Season of Mist this week.

"Grinding guitars and blistering drum laying the foundation for what Apocalypse will contain."

Read our full review here.

Angelic Desolation release 'Orchestrionic Abortion' this week.

"A gore fuelled assault, as the band indulge themselves by amalgamating grind, thrash and death metal"

Read our full review here.

Kommand unleash sophomore album 'Death Age' via 20 Buck Spin.

"Seven tracks of pure and unadulterated old school death metal"

Read our full review here.

Pop punk jesters Punk Rock Factory give musical numbers a makeover with 'It's Just A Stage We're Going Through'.

"Whether you are familiar with the musicals or not you can’t help loving this pop-punk take on the popular songs."

Read our full review here.

Twelve years after releasing their last album Samiam return with 'Stowaway' on Pure Noise Records.

"Big beat pulses ring through every moment of these tracks"

Read our full review here.

New black metal force Spirit Possession unleash 'Of The Sign...' via Profound Lore Records.

"a more piercing and deadly form of riffs that forgoes that crushing atmosphere, choosing something much more visceral"

Read our full review here.

The Bar Stool Preachers release their third full length album 'Above The Static' on Pure Noise Records.

"From the 50s pop opening to the unstoppable beats, this should be rocketing up the charts with all the vigour and acceleration of current interest rates."

Read our full release here.

Evilcult unleash their second album ‘The Devil is Always Looking for Souls' via Awakening Records.

"A sermon of devil conquering proportion"

Read our full review here.

One-man gothic/industrial outfit DreamSpy releases 'Out of This World' on Inverse Records.

"eerie and unforgivingly brilliant."

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

Ammotrack - Accelerate (Crusader Records)
Archetypes Collide - Archetypes Collide (Fearless Records)
Crown Lands - Fearless (Spinefarm Records)
Dead Lakes - Day Dreamer (Sharptone Records)
Dead Soul Revival - Ignite (Sliptrick Records)
Deadwolff - Heavy Rock N' Roll (Golden Robot Records)
Hawkwind - Days of the Underground - Studio & Live Recordings 77-79 (Cherry Red Records)
Last In Line - Jericho (earMUSIC)
Outland - Out of Reach (Self-released)
The New Pornographers - Continue as a Guest (Merge Records)

Heavy Metal

Abysmal Grief - Despise the Living, Desecrate the Dead (Avantgarde Music)
Dead End Finland - Victory (Inverse Records)
Die Ego - 74 Days Staring At Void (Self-released)
Kingsmen - Bones Don't Lie (Sharptone Records)
Lordi - Screem Writers Guild (Atomic Fire)
Thron - Dust (Listenable Records)

Black Metal

Arrogant Destruktor - Written in Blood from the Blade (Awakening Records)
Behemoth - Grom [Reissue] (Metal Blade Reocrds)
Derhead - The Grey Zone Phobia (Brucia Records)
Grafhond - In Harmonie Met De Dood (Void Wanderer Productions)
Lotan - Lotan (UPRISING! Records)
Old Forest - Sutwyke (Soulseller Records)
Outlaw - Reaching Beyond Assiah (AOP Records)
Vredensdal - Sonic Devotion to Darkness (Soulseller Records)
Yagon - A Raven's Tale (WormholeDeath Records)

Death Metal / Grindcore / Death-Doom

Anathematise - Bizarre Tales from the Past and the Future (Awakening Records)
Decorpsetated - Human Words (Self-released)
Haliphron - Prey (Listenable Records)
Invicta - Triumph and Torment (Sublevel Records)
Kommand - Death Age (20 Buck Spin)
Meshuggah - ObZen [15th Anniversary Edition] (Atomic Fire Records)
Necronomicon Ex Mortis - Necronomicon Ex Mortis (Self-released)
Nervochaos - Chthonic Wrath (Emanzipation Productions)
Smallpox Aroma - Festering Embryos of Logical Corruption (Inhuman Assault)
Solnegre - Vessel Part I: The Night Within​ (Self-released)
VileDriver - The Rest Are Prey (CDN Records)
Vision Deprived - Self Elevating, Deep Inside The Void (Slaughterhouse Records)
Voidscape - Odyssey of Spite (Nefarious Industries)
Wulfskol/Hexella - Split (Goat Throne Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Heezer - Sungrinder (Argonauta Records)
Isaak - Hey (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Kilmore - From The Inside (Self-released)
Megalith Levitation - Obscure Fire (Aesthetic Death)
Netherlands - Severance (Svart Records)
Sermon - Of Golden Verse (Prosthetic Records)

Power Metal

Avaland - The Legend of the Storyteller (Rockshots Records)
Primal - Humachine (NoLifeTilMetal Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Atlas:Empire - Everything is Temporary (WormholeDeath Records)
Overhead - Telepathic Minds (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Hellion - The Magic Within (Awakening Records)
Pandemic - Crooked Mirror (Awakening Records)

And the rest...

Ad Infinitum - Chapter III - Downfall (Napalm Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Bad Blood - The Bad Kind Decides [EP] (Flatspot Records) [Hardcore]
Mercurial Shakes - IAmber (WormholeDeath Records) [Post-Rock]
Milanku - À l’aube (Self-released) [Post-Metal]
Reckoner - Revolver [SINGLE] (Self-released) [Post-Hardcore]

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