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 hardcore, metalcore, black-metal 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
L.A. noise weirdos HEALTH have collaborated with dozens of artists in the last few years alone, and the outside influence is rubbing off on them. "Children of Sorrow," one of two new singles from their forthcoming album RAT WARS, sounds like Grimes fronting an industrial-metal band.
The weird, ethereal, auto-tuned melody is oddly catchy, but the svelte hook is balanced out by concussive guitar blasts from Lamb of God's Willie Adler. It's the type of sonic collision that HEALTH do better than almost anyone else.
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Speaking of Lamb of God, the Richmond groove-metallers released their own helping of destruction this week. "Evidence" is a B-side from 2022's Omens album, and if it actually ended up on the record's tracklist, it could've very well been a highlight.
Randy Blythe sounds ferocious as ever screaming about "tribalized lobotomoes" over his bandmate's signature, pulverizing deluge. Play it loud.
L.A.'s Capra are doing a type of rawkin', riff-heavy metalcore that feels especially fresh right now. "Silana" swings and thrusts around a familiar groove without ever digging into it, instead letting vocalist Crow Lotus unleash her raspy cries with a cathartic, unfiltered honesty.
Her bandmates follow wherever she leads them, knocking out bluesy, Every Time I Die-ish chord progressions and stompy little breakdowns. The song's unbuttoned-ness is its selling point. It feels real.
Mil-Spec didn't give fans a proper warning before unloading a brand new album on them this morning, and Marathon sure is a pleasant surprise. Co-produced by Title Fightt/Glitterer's Ned Russin, the Canadian band's follow-up to 2020's sorely overlooked World House is filled with wistful melodic hardcore bangers such as "No Place That Doesn't See You."
Recalling the briskness of Restraining Order's latest LP, the warm subtleties of Fury's Failed Entertainment and the evocative lyricism of Touché Amoré, this song feels like a natural link between so many great moments in hardcore's last decade — and a bright step forward.
"To Ruined Altars" sounds like a fictional world where Bathory joined forces with Heaven and Hell-era Black Sabbath. Except it's even better because Marthe actually exists!
The one-woman project of Italian musician Marzia casually shifts between black-metal, crust-punk, sludge and funereal doom, and this rumbling, haunting, unexpectedly tuneful jaunt from her Southern Lord Records debut hits the spot.
Each single from Myrkur's Spine has been heavier than the last — and we're here for it. The Danish folk-metal musician went all-in on the folk for 2020's Folkesange, but "Valkyriernes Sang" begins with a cavalcade of black-metal extremity, and the track remains intense throughout.
In it, Amalie Bruun alternates between chorale singing, hellish screams and even a Rob Halford-esque "ahh-AAHH" toward the end. It's the prettiest song that you could ever describe as a "ripper."
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