Release Round Up – September 29th 2023

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - September 29th, 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!

Kentucky's finest export are back. Black Stone Cherry land this week with 'Screamin’ At The Sky' on Mascot Records.

"focused raw power that will get even the non-believers moving."

Read our full review here.

Finnish one-man band Desecresy return with 'Deserted Realms' on Xtreem Music.

"crafting soundscapes that are as crushing as they are visceral"

Read our full review here.

Brazilian thrashers Nervosa unleash 'jailbreak' via Napalm Records.

"it punches us with a force that’s far grander than what we’ve seen as of yet from Nervosa."

Read our full review here.

Ruin Lust release their fourth full length album 'Dissimulant' via 20 Buck Spin.

"There’s something truly macabre and piercing regarding the band’s performance"

Read our full review here.

German prog metal trio The Hirsch Effekt release latest opus 'Urian' via Long Branch Records.

"a beautiful album that runs the gamut of both human emotion and musicality"

Read our full review here.

Volbeat's Michael Poulsen ventures into the death metal world on Asinhell's album 'Impii Hora', released via Metal Blade Records.

"they offer a unique perspective on the genre"

Read our full review here.

Judas Priest riff master KK Downing releases his second album under the KK’s Priest banner. ‘The Sinner Rides Again’ is released via Napalm Records this week.

”Everything sounds bigger and better.”

Read our full review here.

Pittsburgh sextet Code Orange return with ‘The Above’ on Blue Grape Music.

”Album number five and feels even more inventive, even more wide-ranging than anything Code Orange have released to date.”

Read our full review here.

Swedish quartet Graveyard release ‘6’ via Nuclear Blast.

“The quartet are back with a vengeance, armed with possibly their darkest album yet.”

Read our full review here.

Eastern Death Magick practitioners Trivax return with their second full-length album ‘Eloah Burns Out’ via Cult Never Dies.

”A violent and engulfing retrospective”

Read our full review here.

release album number ten ‘How It Ends’ via Metal Blade Records.

“Compositions are huge, nihilistic symphonies”

Read our full review here.

Harm’s Way
drop the brutal ‘Common Suffering’ via Metal Blade Records.

“Ten slabs of mayhem wrapped up with huge, heavy and frankly quite uneasy riffs.”

Read our full review here.

Swedens all consuming Blodet release 'Death Mother' on Church Road Records this week.

"Blodet keep the listener enthralled, captivated in the music they have created, fully consuming them in an overwhelming work of musical art."

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

Blue October - Spinning the Truth Around Part II (Self-released)
Cloud Catcher - Return From The Cauldron (Cauldron Audio Works)
Dead Man's Whiskey - In The Storm (Self-released)
Diamond Dogs - The Hardest Nut To Crack (Wild Kingdom)
Dictator Ship - Electric Jihad (The Sign Records)
Fake Figures - From Within [EP] (Self-released)
Grails - the Burden of Hope [REISSUE] (Neurot Recordings)
Graveyard - 6 (Nuclear Blast Records)
Heavy Water - Dreams of yesterday (Silver Lining Music)
Karambolage - Pras (Moment of Horseplay)
King Nun - Lamb (Marshall Records)
Mac Gollehon & The Hespanic Mechanics - Bite of the Street (Nefarious Industries)
Stepmother - Planet Brutalicon (Tee Pee Records)

Heavy Metal

Antimozdebeast - Land of Nod (Self-released)
Blackbriar - A Dark Euphony (Nuclear Blast Records)
Bvdlvd - Absence (Earache Records)
Dark The Suns - Raven and the Nightsky (Inverse Records)
Dyecrest - Once I Had A Heart (Rockshots Records)
KK's Priest - The Sinner Riders Again (Napalm Records)
We The Faded - Crisis Mode [EP] (Distrobolt)
Wishbone Ash - Live Dates Live (Steamhammer)

Black Metal

Cromlech - Cold and Stiff (Archaic Sound)
Dismal Aura - Imperium Mortalia (Avantgarde Music)
Lightlorn - At One With The Night Sky (Black Lion Records)
Moonlight Sorcery - JHorned Lord of The Thorned Castle (Avantgarde Music)
Nganga - Phthisis (Self-released)
Rorcal - Silence (Hummus Records)
Sprengkopf - Sprengkopf (Vrykoblast Productions)
Waldgefluster - Unter Brozenen Kronen (AOP Records)
Wolves In The Throne Room - Crypt of Ancestral Knowledge [EP] (Relapse Records)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Asinhell - Impii Hora (Metal Blade Records)
Atropine - Sanity Desecration (Self-released)
Beyond Shadows - Beyond Shadows (Self-released)
Disguised Malignance - Entering The Gateways (Prosthetic Records)
Kadaverficker - Superkiller (A Musical Journey Between Life And Death) (Massacre Records)
Karras - We Poison Their Young (M-Theory Audio)
Kontusion - Kontusion (Sentient Ruin)
Omnivortex - Circulate (Inverse Records)
Panssarituho - Sanansaattaja (Sliptrick records)
Rat King - Psychotic Reality (Satanik Royalty Records)
Ruin Lust - Dissimulant (20 Buck Spin)
Satanic Tea Co - A Celestial Beating (Self-released)
Semprus - A Fractured Reality (Self-released)
Svartkonst - May The Night Fall (Trust No One Recordings)
Terra Builder - Solar Temple (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Trivax - Eloah Burns Out (Cult Never Dies)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

ChiaraOscuro - Rancor:Succor (Nefarious Industries)
Columbarium - The Morbidious One (Argonauta Records)
Emile - Spirit (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Falling Giants - Whirlwind Hymms (Self-released)
I Am Low - Úma (Majestic Mountain Records)
Iron Altar - Promethean (Trepanation Recordings)
Kaamosmasennus - Le jour ne se lève plus (Bitume)
Nova Doll - Denaturing (Black Throne Productions / Tarantula Tapes)
Peach - Peach (Self-released)
Rocky's Pride and Joy - All The Colours of Darkness (Electric Valley Records)
Superlynx - 4 10 (Argonauta Records)
Tides of Sulphur - Apathy Chasm (APF Records)
Wizards of Wiznan - No Light has No Shadow (Argonauta Records)


Bear - Vanta (Pelagic Records)
Broken Vow - Anthropocene (Triple B Records)
Filth is Eternal - Find Out (MNRK Heavy)
Hard Feelings - The Devil You Now [EP] (Heroes & Martyrs)
Harms Way - Common Suffering (Metal Blade Records)
Let The Wolves In - Holy Smokes [EP] (Self-released)


Atena - Subway Anthem (Indie Recordings)
Code Orange - The Above (Blue Grape Music)
Leave No Witness - Two Years On [SINGLE] (Self-released)
Of Virtue - Omen (Arising Empire)


Besra - Transitions (Suicide Records)
Blodet - Death Mother (Church Road Records)
Helve - To Be Forgotten (Ripcord Records)

Prog Rock / Metal

Asmodean - By A Thread (Rob Mules Records)
Obsidian Tide - The Grand Crescendo (Self-released)
Sacred Dawn - Dismal Swamp (Qumran Records)
Sister May - Undecided Behaviour (Lay Bare Recordings)
The Hirsch Effekt - Urian (Long Branch Records)


Blood Command - World Domination (Hassle Records)
Crabe - Visite Du Temple Inne (Les Disques Dure Vie)
Kambodsja - Resilient (Mas-Kina Recordings)
Koyo - Would You Miss It? (Pure Noise Records)
Kurt Baker - Rock N Roll Club (Wicked Cool Records)
Random Hand - Random Hand (Bomber Music)
SiM - Playdead (Unified Music)

Thrash Metal

Grindpad - Finger Collector Crew [EP] (Self-released)
Infernal Throne - Caelum Et Infernum (Theognia Records)
Sinnery - Below The Summit [EP] (Exitus Stratagem Records)
Various Artists - Faster Than The Devil II (Wise Blood Records)

And the rest...

Fraise - The Fifth Sun (Part II) (Self-released) [Power Metal]

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