Release Round Up – July 5th 2024

Release Round Up

Release Round Up - July 5th, 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!

Texas doomsters Thunder Horse release 'Dead Alive in Texas' via Ripple Music.

"The riffs are fast and loud"

Read our full review here.

Drizzled veterans Wormed release 'Omegon' via Season of Mist.

"Omegon is an adventure, it's a record which you will sit with and it will take you to a different level of listening enjoyment."

Read our full review here.

Bloodcross sit between black metal and melodeath with new album 'Gravebound' released via Personal Records.

"a creeping barrage of some of the most explosive, mean spirited percussion"

Read our full review here.

Motivik release their latest fusion of prog and thrash with 'Renouncement' via Roxx Records.

"full of stunning melodies, technically dextrous playing and more twists and turns than an Olympic gymnast."

Read our full review here.

Death metallers Sijjeel release sophomore album 'Affiliation of Horrid Containment' via Comatose Music.

"It's dark, it's brutal, it has some savage riffs, and some nasty ass vocals."

Read our full review here.

German blackened thrashers Desaster release a raw live album 'Bringing the Storm to Rotterdam'.

"Turn it up to ten, turn off the lights and close your eyes…. it's like actually being there!"

Read our full review here.

Highlight of the power metal scene in recent years, Orden Ogan release 'The Order of Fear' via Reigning Phoenix Music.

"Full of anthems, an epic dark narrative, and so much power. What’s not to love?"

Read our full review here.

Finnish death metallers Cryptic Hatred release 'internal Torment' via Time To Kill Records.

"takes what the godfathers of death metal achieved and expands and reinvigorates it for the present day."

Read our full review here.

The absolute force of Black Hole Deity is unleashed on 'Profane Geometry' released via Everlasting Spew.

"a really stellar slab of furious death metal"

Read our full review here.

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


Amongst Liars - By Design (Self-released)
Dawn After Dark - First Take - Live In The Studio (Chapter 22 Records)
Kissin' Dynamite - Back With A Bang (Napalm Records)
Mine Road - Tomorrow's Sky (Self-released)
Terminals - Baptise [EP] (Self-released)
Yomi Ship - Feast Eternal (Self-released)

Heavy Metal

Duel - Breakfast With Death (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Kryptos - Decimator (AFM Records)

Black Metal

Artach - Sgrios [EP] (Adirondack Black Mass)
Arx Atrata - A Reckoning (Self-released)
Azketem - Azketem (Darkness Shall Rise)
Horned Almighty - Contagion Zero (Soulseller Records)
Liminal Shroud - Visions of Collapse (Willowtip Records)
Malconfort - Humanism (Transcending Obscurity Records)
Steinras - Steinras (Soulseller Records)
Terminal Sun - All That Will Burn Is Already On Fire (Self-released)

Death Metal / Death-Doom / Grindcore

Aposento - No Safe Haven (Xtreem Music)
Desultory - Darkness Falls (The Early Years) (Darkness Shall Rise)
Equinox - Journey Into Oblivion [REISSUE] (vicrecords)
Equinox - Return to Mystery [REISSUE] (vicrecords)
Inearth - Hybris (Abstract Emotions)
Letallis - A Thousand And One Nights - Chapter 1 [EP] (Self-released)
Nyktophobia - To The Stars (Self-released)
Octoploid - Beyond The Aeons (Reigning Phoenix Music)
Piah Mater - Under The Shadow of a Foreign Sun (Code666)
Trauamatomy - Triumph of Enslavement (Gore House Productions)

Doom / Stoner Rock / Sludge / Psych

Maudissez - Maudissez (Sentient Ruin)
Meifu - Haunted Dreams (Argonauta Records)
Ogives Big Band - Boisterous Love (Stolen Body Records)
Old Horn Tooth - Mourning Light (London Doom Collective)
Redwood - Dry Rivers [EP] (Self-released)

Prog Rock / Metal

Aeons - The Ghosts of What We Knew (Sliptrick Records)
Isle of the Cross - Faustus The Musical (Rockshots Records)
Kick The Giant - Presence (Inverse Records)
Threshold - Psychedelicatessen [2004 Remix] (Nuclear Blast)
Threshold - Wounded Land [2024 Remix] (Nuclear Blast)

Punk / Pop Punk

Honey Joy - III (Everything Sucks Music)
Ruts DC - Electracoustic vol:3 (tbc)

Punk / Pop Punk

Madicide - Madicide (Self-released)
Regicide - Resist Control (Self-released)

And the rest...

Million Moons - I May Be Some Time (Ripcord Records) [Post-Rock]
Palmar De Troya - II (Reptilian Records) [Noise Rock]
Partholon - The Ocean Pours In (Self-released) [Post-Metal]
Rainswept - No Threats Allowed (Time To Kill Records) [Hardcore]

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