Release Round Up – March 3rd 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - March 3rd, 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!

Swedish progressive masters Enslaved return with 'Heimdal' on Nuclear Blast.

"It is very multi-layered and it is an album that peels away its layers with every consecutive listen."

Read our full review here.

Maggot Crown deliver a raging slab of grindcore in 'Apparition of Faces' via Vargheist Records.

"Their death metal/grindcore combination allows us to wallow within the insanity that belies this record yet gives them full reins to let loose when they deem it necessary."

Read our full review here.

One of the hottest names in hardcore, Zulu release 'A New Tomorrow' on Flatspot Records.

"the album showcases Zulu’s abrasive, volatile style as the band bombard you with their own flavour of power violence fused hardcore"

Read our full review here.

British slam merchants Colpocleisis unleash 'Elegant Degradation' via Reality Fade Records.

"depraved lost souls wallowing in filth and rot whilst revelling in perversity and degradation"

Read our full review here.

Lost Brethren release Dimensional Rift via Grindscene Records.

"utterly furious and takes zero time in going straight for the jugular with its highly technical approach"

Read our full review here.

Plague Bearer unleash 'Summoning Apocalyptic Devastation' on Nameless Grave Records.

"Summoning Apocalyptic Devastation couldn’t be a more apt title for such a record as this."

Read our full review here.

Ocean of Grief bring a sense of despair on new album 'Pale Existence', released via Personal Records.

"it feels like a combination of early Saturnus mixed with Paradise Lost"

Read our full review here.

Cromlech drop some epic doom in the form of 'Ascent of Kings' via Hessian Firm.

"a wondrous record that will keep you enthralled and entranced"

Read our full review here.

Deathcore merchants Viscera return with 'Carcinogenesis' on Unique Leader.

"Solid and unquestionable, any modern deathcore fan who also appreciates the different layers of metal should check this out!"

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

Can't Swim - Thanks But No Thanks (Pure Noise Records)
Fvzz Popvli - III (Retro Vox Records)
Havemeyer - Slacker (Crazysane Records)
Redlight King - In Our Blood (AFM Records)
Sandrider - Enveletration (Satanik Royalty Records)
Stargazer - Life Will Never Be The Same (Mighty Music)
Story About Illusion - Perfect Equilibrium (Epitronic Records)
Trench Dogs - Stockholmainia (Wild Kingdom)

Heavy Metal

Absolon - A Portrait of Madness (Sliptrick Records)
Kardinal Sin - S.A.L.I.G.I.A. (Massacre Records)
Lawrence Wallace - Compilation Sings (Self-released)
Sortilège - Apocalypso (Season of Mist)
Thunderblood - The Final Beginning (Self-released)
Tragedy - I Am Woman (Napalm Records
Vanishment - No More Torture (Dead Sage)
Victor Smolski - Guitar Force (Massacre Records)

Black Metal

Haradwaith - The M-Theory (Nihilistische KlangKunst)
Kold - intet Mere Er (Vendetta Records)
Mural Crown - Coastal Towers (Xenoglossy Productions)
Nemesis Sopor - Firmament (self-released)
Poseidon - Poseidon (Brucia Records)
Tombstone - To the Existence of Light (Gutter Prince Cabal)
Woewarden - In The Art of my Caged Existence (Bitter Loss Records)

Death Metal

.GIFFROMGOD - Digital Red [EP] (Prosthetic Records)
Carrion - Morbid Nailgun Necropsy (WormholeDeath Records)
Disminded - From the Abysses of the Soul (Black Sunseet/MDD)
Dream Upon Tombs - Palaces of Dust (Sleeping Church Records)
Dronte / Royal McBee Corporation / GRIND-O-MATIC / Thomas Augier - Désastres [SPLIT ALBUM] (Self-released)
Entheos - Time Will Take Us All (Metal Blade Records)
Majesties - Vast Reaches Unclaimed (20 Buck Spin)
Mommy's lil Monsterz - Self Titled (Self-released)
Necropanther - Betrayal (Self-released)
Nomad - The Mountain (Self-released)
Reboot The System - The Fall (Self-released)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

71tonman - Of End Times (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Carma - Ossadas (Monumental Rex)
Rodtgod - Graveside Service (Self-released)
Stoned Jesus - Father Light (Season of Mist)
Temptress - See (Metal Assault Records)
Villagers of Ioannina City - Through Space and Time (Alive in Athens 2020) (Napalm Records
Witch Ripper - The Flight After The Fall (Magnetic Eye Records)
Witchthroat Serpent - Trove Of Oddities at the Devil's Driveway (Heavy Psych Sounds)


Beneath My Feet - In Parts, Together (Noble Demon)
Manfrea - The Living Among The Dead (Self-released)
Recall The Remains - Fairfield [SINGLE] (Self-released)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Arriver - Azimuth (Self-released)
Bagorah - The Art of Deviant Behavior (Self-released)
HamaSaari - Ineffable (Klonosphere Records)
Kekal - Eternitarian: The Essential Kekal 1995—2022 (Self-released)
Lunar - The Illusionist (Saibot Reign Records)

Thrash Metal

Baltavar - Dark Science (WormholeDeath Records)
Crime Scene - Dark Tidings [EP] (Self-released)
Mur.Doc 104 - The Undying [EP] (Self-released)

And the rest...

Acres - Burning Throne (A Wold At Your Door Records) [Post-Hardcore]
Aortes - Devouring Gloom (Self-released) [Post-Metal]
Blak29 - The Waiting (Cleopatra Records) [Horror/Punk]
Digital Negative - EP 2 (Self-released) [Industrial]
Fake Names - Expendables (Epitaph Records) [Post-Rock]
Korrupt - Secret Sorrows (Holler Records) [Hardcore]
Littu - Accolti da antiche radici (Self-released) [Post Rock/Post metal]
So Long, Space Girl - Your Heroes Are All Dead (Self-released) [Pop-punk]

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