Release Round Up – May 5th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - May 5th, 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 metal!

Here's what we think you should check out today!

Swedish trad-metallers Enforcer return with 'Nostalgia' on Nuclear Blast Records.

"You can feel the strength and energy that’s flowing through their performance"

Read our full review here.

NWOBHM stalwarts Tygers of Pan Tang release 'Bloodlines' via Mighty Music.

"Excellently paced, well performed, plenty of fun and pleasing entertainment"

Read our full review here.

Impressive British outfit Countless Skies release 'Resonance' via Willowtip Records.

"‘Resonance’ is a great taster of what is to come"

Read our full review here.

San Jose's Spinebreaker unleash 'Cavern Of Inoculated Cognition' via Creator-Destructor Records.

"a Hardcore and Death Metal hybrid that gets things absolutely spot on"

Read our full review here.

Northern Irelands favourite sons are back. Therapy? release 'Hard Cold Fire' on Marshall Records.

"a band who were angry young men in their past and who continue to be angrier middle-aged men, using their art to rail against injustice everywhere."

Read our full review here.

Swedish industrial collective Deathstars return with 'Everything Destroys You' on Nuclear Blast Records'.

"combining solid industrial riffs and beats with dark, symphonic gothic rock"

Read our full review here.

Burning Witches release fifth studio album 'The Dark Tower' via Napalm Records.

"the unmistakable infusion of power metal into their performance can’t be ignored."

Read our full review here.

Savage Grace are back, hungrier than ever with new album 'Sign of the Cross' on Massacre Records.

"this classic band back making powerful, contemporary music that compliments the older material yet still sounding modern and relevant."

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

Ana Popovic - Power (ArtisteXclusive Records)
Blank Atlas - Dawn Chorus (Self-released)
Drain - Living Proof (Epitaph)
Frail - Stand By me In The Storm (Inverse Records)
Karman Line - Like A Machine (Self-released)
Krooked Tongue - Deathproof [EP] (Self-released)
Mad Dogs - Solitary Walker's Blues / A New Dawn [EP] (Go Down Records)
Morganway - Back to Zero (Self-released)
Statues - Black Arcs Rising (Lövely Records)
The Hip Priests - Roden House Blues (The Sign Records)
The Lemon Twigs - Everything Harmony (Captured Tracks)
The Unresolved - Convalecence (Self-released)
Weathers - Are We Having Fun? (Sumerian Records)

Heavy Metal

Black Gold - Volume 2 [EP] (Blackgold)
Dave Lombardo - Rites of Percussion (Ipecac Records)
Finality - Technocracy (Self-released)
Galactic Empire - Special Edition (Pure Noise Records)
Haunt - Golden Arm (Iron Grip Records)
In Fear - All Is. All Shall Be (Year of the Rat Records)
Severed Angel - Severed Angel (Sliptrick Records)
Sovereign Council - World on Fire (Self-released)

Black Metal

Balmog - Covenants of Salt (War Anthem Records)
Cemetery Moon - Cemetery Moon (Self-released)
Concilium - Sky Bvrial (Sentient Ruin)
Dies Ater - Reign of Tempests + Rabenflug (Northern Silence Productions)
Dusk - Rethrenody (Self-released)
Fathomage - Autumn's Dawn, Winter's Darkness (Northern Silence Productions)
Horn - 20 Jahre (Northern Silence Productions)
Mactätus - Provenance of Cruelty (Northern Silence Productions)
Midden - Demo 2023 (Eternal Death)
Midnight Betrothed - Death...My Faithful Bride (Northern Silence Productions)
Omnikoloss - Wandering Through Concrete Valleys (Unholy Conspiracy Deathwork)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Bike - Arte Bruta (Quadrado Magico)
Bloodgutter - Death Mountain (Trollzorn Records)
Crème Flesh - Casablumpkin (Comatose Music)
Crushing Sun - Tao (Black Lava Records)
Dawn of Existence - Ancient Arts (Self-released)
Draconian Reign - Tragedy Eternal (Seek and Strike Records)
Grandiosa Muerte - Egregor (WormholeDeath Records)
Gutted Christ - Hail and Kill (CDN Records)
Nightmarer - Deformity Adrift (Vendetta Records)
Shodan - None Shall Prevail (Time To Kill Records)
The Modern Age Slavery - 1901 | The First Mother (Fireflash Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Fauns - Surcease (Self-released)
Hibernaut - Ingress (Self-released)
Kanaan - Downpour (Jansen Records)
Oreyeon / Lord Elephant - Doom Sessions Vol. 8 (Heavy Psych Sounds)
StartTheMonkey - Urban Psyche (Electric Talon Records)
Trevor's Head - A View From Below (APF Records)
Tumble - Lady Cadaver (Self-released)
Ugly - Autograph (Satanik Royalty Records)


Currents - The Death We Seek (Sharptone Records)
Hyeena - Freedom From The Default (Innerstrength Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Erei Cross - The Widow and The Others (Klonosphere Records)
Neolia - Neolia (Self-released)
Terminal Khaos Builders - T.K.B. (Self-released)
Vintersea - Woven into Ashes (M-Theory Audio)
Vvon Dogma I - The Kvlt of Glitch (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Kilonova - Moment of Clarity [EP] (Self-released)
Phrenesy - Fears Apocalypse (WormholeDeath Records)
Savage Grace - Sign Of The Cross (Massacre Records)

And the rest...

Death Goals - A Garden of Dead Flowers (Prosthetic Records) [Queercore]
Herod - Iconoclast (Pelagic Records) [Groove Metal]
Impending Triumph - Impending Triumph (Jawbreaker Records) [Power Metal]
Lumberghast - First Person Shooter (Self-released) [Synthwave]
Nadir - Extinction Rituals (Self-released) [Hardcore]
Shit Present - What Still gets Me (Specialist Subject Records) [Pop-Punk/Emo]
Smashing Pumpkins - Atum [Grunge]
Xanxia - Maha Kalpa (WormholeDeath Records) [Experimental]

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