Release Round Up – May 17th 2024

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - May 17th, 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!

Slayer's distinguished guitarist Kerry King releases new album 'From Hell I Rise' on Reigning Phoenix Music'.

"a tidal wave of King and Demmels’s riffs battering your ears as you bang your head a break neck speed."

Read our full review here.

Death metal stalwarts Nocturnus A.D. release latest opus 'Unicursal' via Profound Lore records.

"A grandiose-scaled record that manages to keep its feet to the earth."

Read our full review here.

Austrian thrashers Insanity Alert drop the mad-capped 'Moshemian Thrashody' EP via Season of Mist.

"it’s putting the party atmosphere back on the map"

Read our full review here.

Californian death/doom ensemble Tzompantli release 'Beating The Drums Of Ancestral Force' via 20 Buck Spin.

"death/doom that destroys brain cells and critical faculties"

Read our full review here.

Punk legends GBH release their 'Complete Singles Collection' on Cherry Red Records.

"loud, fast and aggressive"

Read our full review here.

The now defunct Canadian black metal duo Trails Of Anguish unleash their final offering 'Scathed Gaping Misery' via Hessian Firm.

"something for the modern black metal scene to revere with a nostalgic nod to the old raw ways."

Read our full review here.

Critically acclaimed doom outfit Pallbearer release 'Mind Burns Alive' via Nuclear Blast Records.

"This album will shock people, it will take a few listens to get into, but when you do, you’ll find that it’s an incredible album."

Read our full review here.

Peter Tägtgren's industrial outfit Pain release 'I Am' on Nuclear Blast.

"I Am is an incredible industrial indentation."

Read our full review here.

Gatecreeper return with their third album 'Dark Superstition' released via Nuclear Blast.

"more concise, melodic and memorable that anything they’ve done before"

Read our full review here.

Slash unveils his homage to the blues 'Orgy of the Damned', which features members of AC/DC, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Iggy Pop and more, via Gibson Records.

Read our full review here.

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


Burnt Sherpa - Last or Later [EP] (Self-released)
Freedom - Stay Free! (Wild Kingdom)
Halestorm  - Live at Wembley

Heavy Metal

Elvellon - Ascending in Synergy (Napalm Records)
Goblyns - Hunki Bobo (Crazysane Records)
Jinjer - Live In Los Angeles (Napalm Records)

Black Metal

Alpha Omega - kAOs (Nomad Snakepit Productions)
Aspernamentum - Primal Judgement Manifesto [EP] (Soulseller Records)
Boleskine House - Miserablist Blues (Masked Dead Records)
Marea - The Silence of Rust (Masked Dead Records)
Nadsvest - Slovo meseca i krvi (Soulseller Records)
Nobody - Despair Is Where My Thoughts Swim (End My Life Records)
Trails of Anguish - Scathed Gaping Misery (Hessian Firm)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

A Flourishing Scourge - Sickened Seed (WormholeDeath Records)
Altar of Gore - Litanies of The Unceasing Agonies (Nameless Grave Records)
Ancient Settlers - Oblivion's Legacy (Scarlet Records)
Cognitive - Abhorrence (Metal Blade Records)
Eigenstate Zero - The Malthusian (Self-released)
Evoked - Immortal Acts (FDA Records)
Hell:On - Shamam (Archivist Records)
Soulline - Reflections (Massacre Records)
Strychnos - Armageddon Patronage (Dark Descent Records)
The Last of Lucy - Godform (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Ape Vermin - Andromedas Colossus (Self-released)
Forever Falling - The Determinism of Essence In Matter (My Kingdom Music)
Geezer / Isaak - Interstellar Cosmic Blues & The Riffalicious Stoner Dudes [SPLIT] (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Kulk - Here Lies Kulk (Self-released)
Ufomammut - Hidden (Neurot Recordings/Supernatural Cat Records)


omsorg - Echoes (Puffin Artlab)
Rats Will Feast - Hellhole (Time To Kill Records)


Duft - Altar Of The Instant Gratification (Scarlet records)
Gradience - Ironsight [EP] (Audible Music)

Prog Rock / Metal

Ayreon - 01011001 - Live Beneath the Waves (Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group)
Black Water Sunset - When Man and Machine Collide: A Tribute to Control Denied (Self-released)
Hemotoxin - When Time Becomes Loss (Pulverised Records)
Lucassen & Soeterboek's Plan Nine - The Long-Lost Songs (Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group)
Marty Friedman - Drama (Frontiers Music SRL)
Vitskär Süden - Vessel (Ripple Music)


Darko - Greyscale (Lockjaw Records)
Mutes - ...Buried Where You Stand (Self-released)
The Lovely Eggs - Eggsistentialism (Self-released)
Zombeast - Heart Of Darkness (Massacre Records)

Thrash Metal

Bat - under The Crokked Claw (Nuclear Blast)
Frequency Overload - Fate Anthropic (Self-released)
Ghost Keeper - The Dread Legion (Self-released)

And the rest...

(Un)Worthy - This Present Darkness (Rottweiler Records) [Deathcore]
Combichrist - CMBCRST (Out of Line Music/Rough Trade) [Industrial Metal]
i Häxa - Part 2 (Pelagic Records) [Folk Rock]
Inner Landscape - 3H33 (Klonosphere Records) [Post Metal]
Salt on Sunday - A Docket of Votive Offerings (Self-released) [Experimental]

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