Release Round Up – February 9th 2024

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - February 9th, 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!

Underground death/doom protagonists Spectral Voice release 'Sparagmos' via Dark Descent Records.

"like a monster eerily creeping it’s hand through the cracks, this record slowly unveils its malice"

Read our full review here.

Portland’s Hulder continue to manifest the coldest depts of the Northwest winter for latest album 'Verses In Oath' released via 20 Buck Spin.

"a seething essence that permeates throughout Verses In Oath"

Read our full review here.

One of the finest purveyors of thrash, Morbid Saint release 'Swallowed by Hell' on High Roller Records.

"It’s old school thrash with not a safety precaution in sight."

Read our full review here.

The devastating aggression of Raw War release 'Total Raw War' via Sentient Ruin.

"a bunch of angry young men venting their spleens at the world in the only way they know how."

Read our full review here.

Two man death metal wrecking machine Secreted unleash 'Intoxicated Primitive Anthropophagus' via CDN Records.

"It's big, it's ugly and it will perfectly meet all your primitive knuckle dragging death metal needs."

Read our full review here.

German thrash powerhouse Exa unleash 'Left In Shards'.

"a big rounded sound, with groovy choruses and massive riffs"

Read our full review here.

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


Deadpeach - The Cosmic Haze and the Human Race (Self-released)
Elles Bailey - The Night Owl & The Lark [EP] (Outlaw)
Jack J Hutchinson - Battles (Earache Digital Distribution)
Normandie - Dopamine (Easy Life)
Red Temple Pray - Can It Get Any Worse? (Self-released)
Revolution Saints - Against The Winds (Frontiers Music)
tAKiDA - The Agony Flame (Napalm Records)
The Devils - Let The World Burn Down (Go Down Records)
TSO - Hellcare (Self-released)

Heavy Metal

All This FIlth - Tomorrow Will Be Better? (Brutal Records)
Ember Belladonna - The Grove (Self-released)
Emergency Rule - The King of Ithaca (WormholeDeath Records)
Smoking Snakes - Danger Zone (Frontiers Music)

Black Metal

Black Hate - V​í​a Pvrgativa (Undergrounf Kvlt Records / Odium Records)
Nocturnal Sorcery - Captive In The Breath of Life (KVLT)
Seltsame Erden - Gedankentempeln (Chaos Records)
Throat - Blood Exaltation (Primitive Reaction)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Gates Open - Voice After Silence (Inverse Records)
Spiritual Deception - Semitae Mentis (Amputated Vein Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

The Sorrow of Being Immaculate - Church Music for Satanists (Self-released)
Wyoming Young & Strong - Wicked Upon You (Self-released)


Smalltown Tigers - Crush on Your (Self-released)
Snayx - Better Days [EP] (Self-released)

Thrash Metal

Exa - Left In Shards (Self-released)
Night Slasher - Night Slasher (Sliptrick Records)

And the rest...

Haystack - Doomsday Goes Away (Threeman Recordings) Noise Rock/Post-Hardcore
Imperial Wax - Tranquilliser (Self-released) Post-Punk
Infected Rain - Time (Napalm Records) Prog Metal
Kungens Män - För samtida djur 1 (Majestic Mountain Records) Post-Rock
Lockdown - Step Over The Bodies (SelfMade Records) Hardcore
Metal De Facto - Rise Amaterasu (Rockshot Records) Power Metal
Paint The Sky Red - Tamat (Moment of Collapse Records) Post-Rock
Romuvos - Spirits (Hammerheart Records) Folk/Viking Metal
Where Oceans Burn - The Faces We Portray (Prime Collective) Metalcore

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