Release Round Up – January 19th 2024

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - January 19th, 2024

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!

NWOBHM legends Saxon return with new album 'Hell, Fire and Damnation' via Silver Lining Music.

"Blasting through the walls of our mundane life to deliver us brimstone and fun with a roaring soundtrack to boot."

Read our full review here.

Iconic death metal outfit Master unleash 'Saints Dispelled' on Hammerheart Records to kick start the year.

"A sublime chef’s kiss of a record from the Motörhead of Death Metal."

Read our full review here.

Aussies Resin Tomb drop a slab of heavy in 'Cerebral Purgatory' via Transcending Obscurity Records.

"an uncompromising gut punch that is bound to leave fans new and old alike sprawled on the floor."

Read our full review here.

Post-hardcore outfit Becoming The Lion release new EP 'Turning Point'.

"Full of intricate melodies, powerful rhythms that adds to the shifting and emotional nature."

Read our full review here.

Massive Wagons release a reworked version of their classic 'Welcome To The World' album.

"From the off of ‘Nails’ and its chuggy, addictive guitar riff you are dragged into this record kicking and screaming."

Read our full review here.

Oslo thrashers Sovereign release Altered Realities on Dark Descent Records.

"a blast of what it must be like when you step into the gates of hell"

Read our full review here.

Andracca return with To Bare the Weight of Death on Vendetta Records.

"a torrent of fury and emotive expression"

Read our full review here.

And thats just the tip of the iceberg! Other releases today we think you should check out include...


Bolts of Melody - Film Noir (Outer Battery Records)
Gotus - Gotus (Frontiers Music)
Grand - Seconds To None (Frontiers Music)
Jarki Monno - Mother Told Me, ‘These Things Happen’ (Marshall Records)
Night Thieves - Polarity (Self-released)
South of Salem - Death Of The Party (Spider Party Records)
Swervedriver - 99th Dream (Outer Battery Records)
The Loveless - Meet The Loveless (Cadiz Music)

Heavy Metal

Cobrakill - Serpent's Kiss (Frontiers Music)
Disconnected Souls - Fragments of Consciousness (Self-released)
Gengis Khan - Masters of My Sins [EP] (Self-released)
Inver - On This Earth (Self-released)
Necro Weasel - A Brave New World (Foxhole Productions)
Saxon - Hell, Fire and Damnation (Silver Lining Music)
Tenside - Come Alive Dying (Ivorytower Records)
The Rods - Rattle The Cage (Massacre Records)
Tim's Favourite - amaConda (Self-released)

Black Metal

Abhoria - Depths (Prosthetic Records)
Fugit - Bury Me Here (Self-released)
Malist - Of Scorched Earth (Avantgarde Music)
Sardonic Witchery - Barbaric Evil Power (War March Records)
The Vice - Dead Canary Run (Noble Demon)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Nature of the Beast - Radio hauntings (WormholeDeath Records)
Ribspreader - Reap Humanity (Xtreem Music)
Upon Stone - Dead Mother Moon (Century Media)
Voltumna - For Death Is Fate [EP] (Self-released)
Wasp Mother - Digital Pollution (Self-released)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Breaths - Melt Away [EP] (Self-released)
Lord Dying - Clandestine Transcendence (MNRK Heavy)
Nick Oliveri - N.O. Hits At All Vol 8 & 9 (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Tropic Santos - Caccia Grossa (Argonauta Records)

Progressive Rock / Metal

Advocacy - The Path of Decoherence (Uprising! Records)
Final Coil - The World We Inherited (Sliptrick Records)
Rob Favotto - Kalki (Self-released)
Sgaile - Traverse The Bealach (Avantgarde Music)

Thrash Metal

Methedrine - No Solution, No Salvation (Time To Kill Records)
Scarlet Anger - Martyr (Self-released)

And the rest...

Cold in Berlin - The Body is the Wound [EP] (New Heavy Sounds) [Post-Punk/Doom]
Horrorgraphy - A Knight's Tale (WormholeDeath Records) [Symphonic Metal]
Metalite - Expedition One (AFM Records) [Power Metal]
Ricky Rochelle - Cannibal Island Resort [EP] (Critical Mass Music/Little Lost Girl Media) [Pop-Punk]
The Speakeasy - The Speakeasy (Thousand Island Records) [Punk]

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