With the temperature dropping, winter is definitely here. Nevertheless, as the finishing touches of end of year lists get pieced together, December kicks off with a handful of late contenders.

For starters, ‘Material Control’, the long-awaited third album from New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw arrives 15 years on since the influential ‘Worship and Tribute’.

Elsewhere, Las Vegas alt metal bruisers Five Finger Death Punch move on from their issues with their label to release ‘A Decade Of Destruction’. The Dear Hunter deliver a new EP in the form of ‘All Is As All Should Be’. Jay McAllister aka Beans On Toast celebrates his birthday with ‘Cushty’.

There are also new releases from Icarus The Owl, Fathoms, Intervals, Safeguard, Lightscape and more.

Glassjaw – Material Control
Five Finger Death Punch – A Decade Of Destruction
The Dear Hunter – All Is As All Should Be EP
Icarus The Owl – Rearm Circuits
Fathoms – Counter Culture
The Faceless – In Becoming A Ghost
Beans On Toast – Cushty (★★★ Review)
Intervals – The Way Forward
sittingthesummerout – Brick and Mortar EP (Stream)
Lightscape – Circles EP (“Influences” feature)
Safeguard – I’m A Stranger To Myself EP
Demons – Embrace Wolf
MDC – Mein Trumpf (Stream)
CORE OF iO – Part II: Europa EP (★★★ Review)
Scream Serenity – Eye of the Storm
The Complex Dialect – Change (Stream)

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