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 nu-metal, deathcore, industrial-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.
Code Orange - "Out for Blood"
Through a name change, numerous sonic overhauls and countless aesthetic rebrandings, Code Orange have never remained stagnant, but "Out for Blood" is their most jarring evolution yet. By diving all the way down the rabbit hole of late Nineties industrial-metal fanfare — breakbeats, latex, Reznor-ian riffs and, yes, vocals that are more Powerman 5000 than Coalesce — the band are now a world away from their noisy hardcore origins. But the only question that really matters is this: Does it slap? Yes. Yes, it does.
Korn - "Start the Healing"
The first single from Korn's new album isn't exactly a banger, but that shouldn't come as a surprise to longtime fans. The band's appeal has always been their push-pull between tender vulnerability and explosive anger, and there's as much joy to be gleaned from the suspenseful liminality between those two polar emotions as there is from the raucous breakdowns. "Start the Healing" has the temperament of an unassuming riptide, beckoning the listener into its lurching rhythm and yanking them beneath the surface to expose a vast reef of colorful textures and psychological tones.
Coheed and Cambria - "Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)"
Coheed are only getting catchier. The band's summer single, "Shoulders," was a sugary earworm compared to their usual fare of elaborate riffs and impatient tempos, and "Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)" is practically a bubblegum pop song by their proggy standards. Claudio Sanchez's ever-evolving mythological concept is still intact, but you don't have to know a damn thing about the lore — or be able to stomach dizzying riffage and sky-high belting — to get a handle on this ripper.
Drug Church - "Million Miles of Fun"
Beyond their novel fusion of chubby grunge riffs and ragged hardcore vocals, Drug Church's other greatest attribute is vocalist Patrick Kindlon's perceptive social commentary. However, on "Million Miles of Fun," he'd rather gouge his eyes out and bash his brains in than thoughtfully ponder another distressing headline. Lyrical brevity isn't usually the man's strong suit, and the awkward, amelodic way his words fall out of his mouth is what makes him such a singular voice, but his delivery of the concise hook, "News flash, I need news less," displays a slant rhyme prowess that Lil Wayne might even tip his cap to.
Rolo Tomassi - "Drip"
Rolo Tomassi make post-hardcore that could hang in a gallery. "Drip" begins with the type of tense slow-build that makes you dig your nails into the surface they're resting on, and when it finally kicks off, vocalist Eva Korman's commanding roars charge across the galloping metalcore instrumentation with tactile force. The atmospheric switch-up and eerie clean vocals suddenly arrive in the song's middle portion, but then it's back to a full-speed sprint that ends with Deafheaven-ish keyboard flourishes and guitar leads that stretch up toward the sky.
Brand of Sacrifice - "Lifeblood" Feat. Will Ramos
Like many extreme music genres, one of deathcore's central theses is to constantly outmatch the heaviness of the breakdown that came before, and right now, Lorna Shore and Brand of Sacrifice are leading the pennant run. On this revised version of "Lifeblood," the title track from BoS' 2021 opus of symphonic devastation, Lorna Shore's monstrous frontman Will Ramos adds his demon-goblin shrieks alongside Kyle Anderson's roars. It's the type of wishful collaboration that'll make YouTube commenters cream themselves, and it's an excellent brutality barometer for where deathcore currently stands as a genre. Really fucking brutal.