6 best new songs right now: 1/12/24 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 1/12/24

Gates to Hell, Gouge Away, King Yosef and more
Splitknuckle live 1600x900, Declan Breckon
photograph by Declan Breckon

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, hardcore, 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.

Gates to Hell - "Resurrected"

There's no sense in sub-genre dissection when it comes to Gates to Hell. The Louisville band's sound is a hellish conglomerate of death metal, hardcore, and full-on Nineties groove-metal, so rather than placing them into any one of those camps, just play "Resurrected" at ear-bleeding volume. 

At just over two minutes, their Nuclear Blast debut is a masterfully efficient slab of face-mauling goodness that will make you stink-face, mosh and bang your head all at the same time. 

Gouge Away - "Stuck in a Dream"

Gouge Away's 2018 landmark, Burnt Sugar, found a novel way of blending flaming hardcore surges with prickly, grunge-y noise-rock lashings. Last spring they returned with a moody slow-burner called "Idealized," but "Stuck in a Dream" is reassurance that they haven't abandoned their energetic side.

Singer Christina Michelle dangles her raggedly tuneful vocal delivery over a throbbing scrum of gnashing post-hardcore, evoking Sonic Youth and Unwound in equal measure. Their new album Deep Sage can't come soon enough.

King Yosef - "Cut the Cord"

King Yosef is keeping utterly filthy industrial-metal alive and well in the 2020s. His new single "Cut the Cord" has a ferocious metallic hardcore foundation that he splices with staticky machine noises that sound like an electroshock therapy device malfunctioning.

Caustic, loud, brash and yet totally mosh-able, "Cut the Cord" is the perfect midpoint between Godflesh and Jesus Piece. 

Splitknuckle - "We Share Blood (Not Love)"

England's Splitknuckle have been wielding their dastardly breed of metallic hardcore for over a decade now, but their long-awaited sophomore LP, Breathing Through the Wound, just dropped on DAZE and serves as a proper introduction for this generation of moshers. 

Six minute hardcore songs are hard to pull off, but Splitknuckle do it on "We Share Love (Not Blood)," one teeth-shattering stomp and blood-spewing howl at a time. Pest Control's vocalist shows up to add some Twitching Tongues-y melody, and the outro is doomy as hell. A lot going on, and it all works. 

Darkest Hour - "Societal Bile"

Darkest Hour are currently rolling out their first album in seven years, Perpetual I Terminal, and "Societal Bite" is another promising preview of the LP ahead. 

The D.C. metalcore vets deliver their time-tested fusion of splenetic soloing, thrashy riffs and wind-knocking breakdowns on this one. It's fast. It's heavy. It whips. 

Ameonna - "Behavioral Health"

Ameonna are a new band who'll be quite familiar to Chelsea Grin fans. The group is fronted by ex-CG vocalist Alex Koehler and also includes ex-CG guitarist Jake Harmond, as well as current CG drummer Pablo Viveros. 

Their second ever song, "Behavorial Health," has the down-tuned deathcore chugginess that each of these players are known for. Music for people with 1-inch gauges in their ear lobes.