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 death metal, metalcore, electronic-rock 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
We at Revolver HQ love all shades of Spiritbox — anthemic, serene, djenty. It's all special. But we really love the sound they unleashed on "Cellar Door," which might be the single heaviest track they've ever dropped.
Courtney LaPlante's guttural screams are unrelenting. The riff possesses Meshuggah levels of mechanized ugliness. The drumming is fucking insane! Spiritbox typically find unlikely harmony between dark and light sounds, but "Cellar Door" lets nary a single glimmer shine through.
You can count on one hand the number of metal bands who are still standing after 50 fucking years, and for all the future geriatric heshers to come, Judas Priest have set the bar high.
Even at 72, Rob Haflord still belts "Panic Attack"'s epic chorus with Metal Godly might, and the twin-guitar attack of Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner yields riffs that are sharp and dangerous enough to slay dragons. After all these years. Priest still sound like Priest.
"Revelation" is the first we've heard of Keith Buckley's "significantly different" new band Many Eyes, but Every Time I Die fans can rest easy: His performance on this cut is a rippin' return to form. His signature screams still grab you by the throat, but his clean vocals are smoother and more refined than ever before.
"I have discovered a grace/I am a patient, peaceful man," Buckley tells the haters, before offering a warning to those who misread his kindness for weakness. "But make no mistake/I am the weapon in a righteous hand."
After conquering deathcore, metalcore, post-metalcore and alt-pop, and then whipping them all together into a Post Human stew that somehow made sense, you'd think Bring Me the Horizon would hit a wall by now. They haven't.
Like "LosT" from earlier this year, "DArKside" is one of the hookiest, most perfectly composed pop-rock songs in their entire catalog. Oli Sykes' half-rapped verses are more than a little reverent of Linkin Park, and there're a couple heavy drum breaks in there. But overall, this a fuckin' sing-along — and our voices are already almost hoarse.
Fuming Mouth's last single, "The Silence Beyond Life," made room for haunting clean vocals amid their caustic death metal. It was a cool, unexpected touch, but there's nothing clean about "I'll Find You."
Clobbering grooves unite with towering, Boss HM-2-addled riffs on this cut, as frontman Mark Whelan howls, "I'll find you first," with the vengeful fury of Liam Neeson's character in Taken. If it's you Whelan's looking for, start running.
Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete — the first full-length in nearly a decade from Chino Moreno's electronic project Crosses — is all killer, no filler, complete with A+ guest appearances by Run the Jewel's El-P and the Cure's motherfucking Robert Smith.
Zeroing in on one standout cut seems borderline absurd, but "Eraser" does pop to our metalhead ears. Building from a lilting, sultry first half, the song explodes around the 1:30 mark with tectonic post-metal riffage, recalling the guitar-heavy earthquake of fan-favorite rarity "The Years."