Here at Revolver, we're always on the hunt for new songs to bang our heads to — indeed, it's a big part of our jobs. With that in mind, here are the tracks released this week in deathcore, death metal, hardcore and more that have been on heavy rotation at Revolver HQ. For your listening pleasure, we've also compiled the songs in an ever-evolving Spotify playlist.
Whitechapel - "Lost Boy"
The deathcore champions have returned. Whitechapel have a new record called Kin out later this fall, and the first taste sees the Tennesee crushers continue to smoothly incorporate clean vocals and tender melodic passages into their decimating soundscapes. Few bands in their genre have aged this gracefully.
Avatar - "Barren Cloth Mother"
It's only been one year since their last album, but Avatar surprised fans with not one, but two new songs this week. "Barren Cloth Mother" is the heavier of the duo, oscillating between a scorching death metal gallop, victorious clean singing, a headbang-able bridge and a fucking tasty guitar solo. Warning: stretch your neck before listening.
Portrayal of Guilt - "Possession"
Portayal of Guilt's new album is called CHRISTFUCKER. So yeah, its lead single is heavy as fuck. The Austin, Texas, unit have come a long way since the dark screamo of their early days, and "Possession" sounds like a straight-up black metal band getting into a bloody street fight with shadowy hardcore troupe. This is the darkest, most twisted 'core music you'll hear all year.
Undeath - "Diemented Dissection"
Undeath are one of our recent Artists You Need to Know, and their new banger "Diemented Dissection" shows why they earned that title. The latest installement in the Decibel Magazine flexi series sees the Rochester, NY, crushers flinging highly technical yet melodic licks over fuming blast beats and guttural barks from frontman Alex Jones. Hideous enough for the goregrind lovers, memorable enough for the melodeath legionnaires.
Bokassa - "Hereticules"
Bokassa's new song "Hereticules" is a distinct mesh of hardcore, heavy stoner rock and . . . trumpet blasts? The Norwegian trio, who Lars Ulrich deemed his "favorite new band" a couple years back, sound like no one else on this cut, which boasts triumphant horns, string-bending metalcore breakdowns and a sing-along hook that your average NOFX fan could get down with.