6 Best New Songs Right Now: 11/18/22 | Revolver

6 Best New Songs Right Now: 11/18/22

Crosses, Speed, Chat Pile and more
Speed 2022 press 1600x900, Jack Rudder
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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, synth-wave 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.

Speed - "One Blood We Bleed"

Speed look like the type of fellas who you don't want to cross, but listening to them is a fucking joy. "One Blood We Bleed" is the Australian unit's self-invoking anthem, where they repeatedly shout-out their "gang called Speed" over pavement-pounding mosh parts and chest-puffing little grooves. Their vocalist has a unique delivery where he sounds like he's grunting through his teeth because he's flexing his guns so hard, and the whole band's attitude drips with a Clockwork Orange type of menace. 

Crosses - "Sensation"

Crosses are on a tear right now. The side-project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and Far's Shaun Lopez have a new EP called PERMANENT.RADIANT on the way, and from what we've heard thus far, it sounds like it's gonna be good bit heavier than the sultry, sumptuous synth-wave of their past material. "Sensation" sounds like it's built for a full room of people to be shouting back, with riffs that pour like hot wax and a vocal delivery from Moreno that channels Deftones' electric energy. 

Sanguisugabogg - "Pissed"

Sanguisugabogg are an odd beast. The Ohio miscreants have adopted the sophomoric humor and gaudy imagery of Myspace-era deathcore, but they play a form of death metal that's firmly rooted in old-school Cannibal Corpse worship. "Pissed" isn't just the best way to describe the OSDM neckbeards who hate them for taking over the scene, it's also the name of their sophomore album's lead single. This is gurgly, rotting-wood death metal that makes you want to lean over until your hair's dragging along the floor like some kind of back-broken zombie. 

Enslaved - "Congelia"

Enslaved deserve a round of applause for never being predictable. The Norwegian vets could easily pander to their old fans and regurgitate the Viking and/or black-metal styles of their early days, but they'd rather make songs like "Congelia," an eight-minute journey where they sound like they're genuinely having a fun time adding key changes, ping-ponging tempos and peculiar keyboard counter-melodies to their whirring black-metal.

Graphic Nature - "Killing Floor"

Add London's Graphic Nature to the list of bands pushing nu-metal forward into new terrain. The London quintet's latest song, "Killing Floor," follows the lead of American bands like Tallah, Vein.FM and latter-day Code Orange — mixing Slipknot-y scritch-scratch electronics and squealy, mechanical guitar dissonance in with window-shattering metalcore breakdowns and throat-slitting screams. 

Chat Pile - "Tenkiller"

Chat Pile don't sound like anyone else. Like the songs on their 2022 debut, "Tenkiller" — taken from the soundtrack of a film with the same name — somehow finds common ground between the dank creepiness of early Korn, the sledgehammer sludge thwacks of the Melvins, and the itchy abrasiveness of noise-rock bands like the Jesus Lizard and Unsane. It's not a comfortable song to listen to, in fact it'll probably make you want to take a bath afterwards. But metal should be ugly and unsettling. Chat Pile get that.