Release Round Up – August 25th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - August 25th, 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!

East Anglia death metal outfit Celestial Sanctuary unleash 'Insatiable Thirst For Torment' via Church Road Records.

"Solid groove, excellent creativity and musicianship is exactly what you will find within Insatiable Thirst for Torment. "

Read our full review here.

Punk legends U.K. Subs release boxset '2006-2016 The Jet Age' via Cherry Red Records.

"The Jet Years shows Jet Taniguchi’s tenure in the band was a time when U.K. Subs somehow managed to capture the magic of Another Kind of Blues and Brand New Age."

Read our full review here.

Vandenberg, led by former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, release 'Sin' on Mascot Records.

"The songs are memorable and catchy, the guitar riffs are scorching."

Read our full review here.

Malmo’s Moon Coven unleash a dose of heavy with in new album 'Sun King', released via Ripple Muisc.

"a diverse album, fueled by fuzz and myth-laden doom/stoner/psych grooves, and one that will no doubt be up there with the outstanding releases of the year."

Read our full review here.

California thrashers Exmortus return to bludgeon our skulls with 'Necrophony' released via Nuclear Blast.

"a dizzying array of supreme virtuosity and gnarly aggressive metal."

Read our full review here.

Classic Swedeath sounding Grand Cadaver release 'Deities Of Deathlike Sleep' via Majestic Mountain Records.

"This is ripping old school death metal with a sinister doomy mood"

Read our full review here.

German technical death metal unit Orphalis release 'As The Ashes Settle' via Transcending Obscurity Records.

"A collection of tight riffing, huge drums and dominating vocals which will keep you engaged with each listen."

Read our full review here

Asphodelus release 'Sculpting from Time' via Hammerheart Records.

"A record that is so far away from the run-of-the-mill death/doom creations we’ve seen lately."

Read our full review here.

Indianapolis band Graveripper release Seasons Dreaming Death via Wise Blood Records.

"a 33 minute ballistic assault on your senses"

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

Dec Rocs - Dream Machine (Sumerian Records)
Holding Absence - The Noble Art of Self Destruction (Sharptone Records)
Hot Milk - A Call To The Void (Music For Nations)
Laurence Jones - Bad Luck & The Blues (Marshall Records)
Lucky Thief - DIY (Self-released)
Magnum - Great Adventure - The Jet Years (1978-1983) (HNE Recordings)
Masheena - West Coast Hard Rock (Majestic Mountain Records)
Tempt - Tempt (Better Noise Music)
The Word Alive - Hard Reset (Thriller Records)
Uzumaki - Square One [EP] (Everything Sucks Music)
Velvet Insane - High Heeled Monster (Wild Kingdom)
Veritas - Silent Script (Sliptrick Records)

Heavy Metal

Carl Adams - A Deadhearted Waltz (Self-released)
Josh Keech - Warrior in the Clouds Pt. 2 (Self-released)
Knife Bride - Don't Dream Too Much [EP] (Self-released)
Ledmotiv - An Astronaut's Diary (Self-released)
Meurtrieres - Ronde De Nuit (Gates of Hell Records)
Oliver / Dawson Saxon - Screaming Eagles - The Complete Works (Global Rock Records)
Shepherds Reign - Ala Mai (Golden Robot Records)
Sinheresy - Event Horizon (Scarlet Records)
Stygian Fair - Aradia (Rockshots Records)
U.D.O. - Touchdown (Atomic Fire Records)
Vision of Master - Sceptre (Gates of Hell Records)

Black Metal

Knife - Heaven Into Dust (Napalm Records)
Nixil - From The Wound Spilled Forth Fire (Prosthetic Records)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

3rd War Collapse - Catastrophic Epicenter (Lethal Scissor Records)
Augurium - Unearthly Will (Self-released)
Captured Kings - Into The Fish Pit (Total Deathcore)
Cryophilic - Damned and Decayed (CDN Records)
Dethklok - Dethalbum IV (WaterTower Music)
Galundo Tenvulance - Lunar Eclipture (Spiritual Beast)
Incantation - Unholy Deification (Relapse Records)
Till The Dirt - Outside The Spiral (Nuclear Blast)
Transgressor - Beyond Oblivion (Me Saco Un ojo / Sewer Rot / Unholy Domain)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

AAWKS / AIWASS - The Eastern Scrolls (Black Throne Productions)
Astral Construct - Traveling A Higher Consciousness (Self-released)
Darsombra - Dumesday Book (Pnictogen Records)
Love Sex Machine - Asexual Anger [REISSUE] (Pelagic Records)
Of Darkness - Missa Tridentina (Personal Records)


Asking Alexandria - Where Do We Go From Here? (Better Noise Music)
Heirloom - Romanticized (Judge & Jury Records)

Power Metal

Dragonheart - A Dragonheart's Tale (Rockshots Records)
Marc Hudson - Starbound Stories (Napalm Records)
The Unity - The Hellish Joyride (Steamhammer SPV)

Prog Rock / Metal

Noveria - The Gates of the Underworld (Scarlet Records)
Opensight - Mondo Fiction: The Directors Cut (Self-released)
Tegmentum - Evolvement (M-Theory Audio)


Bowling for Soup - Songs People Actually Liked - Volume 2 - The Next 6 Years (2004-2009) (Brando Records/Que-So records)
Pity Party - Sick Sad World Survival Guide [EP] (SBAM Records)

Thrash Metal

Born In Blood - Can't Save Us All [EP] (Shattered Earth Records)
Colony Drop - Brace For Impact (Nameless Grave Records)
Intent - Sins of the Past [EP] (Self-released)

And the rest...

Daedric - Mortal (FiXT) [Industrial Metal]
Filter - The Algorithm (Golden Robot Records) [Post-Industrial/Alt-Rock]
JoeyDiabolic - Just Drive (Self-released) [Goth/Industrial]
Monasteries - Ominous (Seek & Strike) [Deathcore]
Rome - Gates of Europe (Trisol Music Group) [Neo-Folk]

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