Happy Friday and album release day! This week we are streaming releases from Cannibal CorpseAnti-FlagConverge, Polaris, and Annihilator. Discover new music, and read up on what we had to say about our favorite new records of the day.

Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black

Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black 300x300With an almost 30 year career under their belt, Cannibal Corpse are back to pulverize us yet again with their nearing release Red Before Black. Slashing their way into our hearts–as always–with their gore infested and bloodcurdling tracks, these death metal legends are set on continuing to up the shock factor, while evolving the precision of their execution and sound with their 14th studio record. Featuring an intense amount of aggression and a more refined touch, Red Before Black fits in with Cannibal Corpse’s discography, while managing to stand out strong from the pack. It may not be the alpha, but it has one hell of a mean bite. With a better grip on production and a savage as ever delivery, their latest is an extremely fun and exciting listen. Regardless of the fact that it didn’t stray too far from the formula, it brings it all together in one slasher of a record that solidifies their place even further as one of death metal’s best. Check out the full review here.

Essential Tracks: “Red Before Black,” “Only One Will Die,” “Corpus Delicti”

Stream Cannibal Corpse’s Red Before Black

Anti-Flag – American Fall

Anti-Flag - American Fall 300x300After the American Spring there was bound to be an American Fall, better known as Anti-Flag‘s 10th studio record and nearing November 3rd release. Taking a stand as always lyrically, and inspired by the current political climate and affairs, their latest not only has perfect timing, but perfect meaning for those who are fed up with living in such divisive and worrisome times. Anti-Flag have always been vocal about their beliefs, but American Fall takes it a step further by relaying their powerful message, while also making it crystal clear. As motivated and potent as ever, they’ve come out with an album that though isn’t their catchiest, is one of their most important yet. It plays as a sonically pleasing record, but its best quality is its significance. With American Fall, Anti-Flag are continuing to break walls and barriers. Set to uplift communities stricken by war, racial upheaval, and financial collapse, it’s one of the most empowering records of 2017. Check out the full review here.

Essential Tracks: “American Attraction,” “The Criminals,” “Racists,” “Liar,” “Throw It Away”

Stream Anti-Flag’s “The Criminals”

Converge – The Dusk in Us

Converge - The Dusk In Us 300x300Converge has released The Dusk in Us, their first studio record in five years and follow-up to 2012’s All We Love We Leave BehindNot only are they as visceral as ever, but it marks the bands explosive return in an incredible way. Their melodic side is featured throughout, making this one of their most palatable yet; however, that fiery madness and musical chaos we’ve come to love from Converge is still there, cutting through in tracks like “Trigger.” With a varying display of tempo and emotion within the tracks, Converge have created something that has evolved upon their sound, while delivering a rather ferocious, yet eerily serene, listen. This is a record that wows sonically and lyrically until the very last note, so make sure you check it out below!

Essential Tracks: “Reptilian,” “Under Duress,” “A Single Tear,” “The Dusk in Us”

Stream Converge’s The Dusk in Us

Other notable mentions and great releases of the day: Polaris’ The Mortal Coil and Annihilator’s For The Demented

ICYMI: Last week, releases from The Used, Endur, Mendel, and more. To find out what’s coming up next, check out our album release calendar here. What are your favorite new releases of the day? Comment and let us know!