Release Round Up – April 26th 2024

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - April 26th, 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!

Malaysian extreme metal outfit Obscurial release 'Heretic' via Memento Mori / Necrolatry Records.

"a sublimely evil record"

Read our full review here.

British punk icons U.K. Subs release new boxset 'The Albums - 1979-1982' via Cherry Red Records.

"a manifesto of raucous and unbridled energy."

Read our full review here.

Grind-punks ACxDC (Anti-Christ Demoncore) release 'G.O.A.T' via Prosthetic Records.

"The level of aggression on this album is off the charts"

Read our full review here.

Old school thrashers Darkness release 'Blood on Canvas' via Massacre Records.

"killer riffs, intense drumming and powerful vocals"

Read our full review here.

Maryland heavyweights Full of Hell release 'Coagulated Bliss' via Closed Casket Activities.

"This album makes you purse your lips, nod your head, and really enjoy some killer riffs"

Read our full review here.

Night Shall Drape Us launch debut album 'Lunatic Choir' via Season of Mist.

"eight songs that evoke the frozen forests and snow-covered vistas"

Read our full review here.

Purveyors of traditional heavy metal Morgul Blade release 'Heavy Metal Wraiths' via No Remorse Records.

"Morgul Blade’s second full length album is a blast"

Read our full review here.

German thrashers Assassin reissue 'The Upcoming Terror' and 'Interstellar Experience' via High Roller Records.

"Solid, enjoyable second tier German thrash"

Read our full review here.

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


Attic Theory - What We Fear The Most (ThunderGun Records)
Blume - Everything Is Going To Be OK (Self-released)
Cold Years - A Different Life (MNRK)
Datcha Mandala - Koda (DM Prod)
Def Leppard - Pyromania [BOXSET] (Universal Music)
Edit The Tide - Reflections In Sound [EP] (Self-released)
Gramercy Arms - The Making Of The Making Of (Magic Door Record Label)
Lee Aaron - Tattoo Me (Metalville)
Moon Shot - The Power (Reaper Entertainment)
Speed Limit - The Broken Records - Chorus Sound Tapes (NRT-Records)
The Loyal Cheaters - And All Hell Broke Loose (Go Down Records)
Waysted - Won't Get Out Alive: Waysted Volume One (1983-1986) [BOXSET] (Cherry Red Records)
Wildstreet - Heroes [EP] (Golden Robot Records)

Heavy Metal

Accept - Humanoid (Napalm Records)
Belmondo - The Blessed And The Evil [EP] (Silent Cult)
Dolemen Gate - Gateways of Eternity (No Remorse Records)
Ear Danger - Minotaur (Headbangers Records / Big Bad Wolf Records)
Godeth - The Path of Destruction [EP] (Self-released)
Hands of Goro - Hands of Goro (Nameless Grave Records)
Stormborn - Zenith (Rockshots Records)
Tygers of Pan Tang - Live Blood (Mighty Music)

Black Metal

Amiensus - Reclamation: Part 1 (M-Theory Audio)
Beholder - Dualisme (Avantgarde Music)
Darkthrone - It Beckons Us All (Peaceville Records)
Dystopia - De Verboden Diepte I: Veldslag op de Rand van de Wereld (Immortal Frost Productions)
Tigguo Cobauc - A Fountain of Anguish Is Gone (Trepanantion Recordings)
Vesperian Sorrow - Awaken The Greylight (Black Lion Records)
Vøidwomb - Spiritual Apotheosis (Avantgarde Music)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

ACOD - Versets Noirs (Hammerheart Records)
Baron - Beneath the Blazing Abyss (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Coffin Curse - The Continuous Nothing (Memento Mori)
Deicide - Banished By Sin (Reigning Phoenix Music)
Devotion - Astral Catacombs (Memento Mori)
Disbelief - Killing Karma (Listenable Records)
Draghkar / Helcaraxë - A Glorious Call in the Terrible Darkness [EP] (Nameless Grave Records)
Exhumation - Master's Personae (Pulverised Records)
Miruthan - Cult of the Dead (Self-released)
Pentagram - Eternal Life of Madness (Listenable Records)
Selias - Headshot (Self-released)
The Incantus - The Incantus (Self-released)
Tombstoner - Rot Stink Rip (Redefining Darkness Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Barbarian Swords - Fetid (Base Record Productions)
Black Tusk - The Way Forward (Season of Mist)
Blessed Black - Seasons Vol. 2 (Self-released)
Child - Child [REISSUE] (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Child - I [EP] [REISSUE] (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Eye - Dark Light (New Heavy Sounds)
King Of None - In The Realm (Argonauta Records)
Robot God - Portal Withing (Kozmik Artifactz)
The River - Harrows on the Down (Underlin Music)


Microwave - Let's Start Degeberacy (Pure Noise Records)
Oberst - Toil (Indie Recordings)


Distorta - A Devil In The Dust [EP] [REISSUE] (WormholeDeath Records)
My Favourite Nemesis - We Annihilate (Seek & Strike)


Glassing - From The Other Side of the Mirror (Pelagic Records)
Planet Mastergod - When Dark Is Deepest (THUD Records)
The Lumberjack Feedback - The Stronghold (Argonauta Records)

Prog Rock / Metal

Disillusion - Back To Times of Splendor [20th Anniversary Edition] (Metal Blade Records)
Ou - 蘇醒 II: Frailty (Inside Out Music)
Six By Six - Beyond Shadowland (Inside Out Music)
Thalia - Thalia (Rockshots Records)

Punk / Pop-Punk

Grumpster - Grumpster (Pure Noise Records)
UK Subs - The Albums (1979-82) [BOXSET] (Cherry Red Records)

Thrash Metal

Bestial Colony - Sordid Decay (Morbid and Miserable Records)
Necronomicon - The Demos (vicrecords)
Prime Evil - Evilution X [EP] (Self-released)
War Grave - War Grave (Self-released)

And the rest...

Dead Flesh - Dehumanise [EP] (Self-released) [Deathcore]
Etheral Flames - Myths and Legends of Our Land (Sliptrick Records) [Power Metal]
Gomad! & Monster - Sickness (Eclipse Records) [Industrial]
The Idoru - Undertow (Black Star Foundation) [Post-Hardcore]
The X - The World IS Burning, Let's Dance (Self-released) [Electro-Punk]

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