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 metal, hard rock and hardcore that have been on heavy rotation at Revolver HQ. For your listening pleasure, we've also compiled the songs in a Spotify playlist, which will grow each week.
Ozzy Osbourne - "Under the Graveyard"
It's Ozzy Osbourne, and he's the Prince of Fucking Darkness, and of course you need to hear his first single in nearly 10 years, "Under the Graveyard." Opening with a slow-burn acoustic intro and draped in morbid subject matter, the grim, gorgeous song seems to draw on the singer's recent real-life brushes with mortality. But if it begins like a downer, it ultimately opens up into a triumphant finale with Ozzy's voice soaring high like a defiant middle finger flipped at death.
Higher Power - "Low Season"
U.K. upstarts Higher Power deliver serious 1990s emo-meets-rap-rock vibes with their new one, "Low Season." It'll tug nostalgic heartstrings for those who lived through those sounds the first time around and draw in fresh-faced newbies with its irresistible, on-trend approach, all while delivering timeless hooks throughout.
Kirk Windstein - "Dream in Motion"
As ringleader of the trailblazing NOLA outfit Crowbar as well as guitarist in Southern metal supergroup Down, Kirk Windstein knows a thing or two about sludge. Luckily for those who love that kind of thing, he's carried that sensibility over into his melancholic first-ever solo song "Dream in Motion," an beautifully depressive cut that highlights the expressive comfort in his gruff yet soothing voice.
Poppy - "BLOODMONEY"
Poppy's new musical direction defies the first three letters in her name, instead conjuring an aggressively dystopian soundscape spiked with elements of hip-hop, industrial, heavy metal and electronic dance music to shape her own unique futuristic style. Whatever it is that's going on, we dig it.
Blood Incantation - "Slave Species of the Gods"
There's little to say about Blood Incantation that their growing legion of loyalists haven't already, but nobody is doing cosmic death metal better than these Denver space demons right now and "Slave Species of the Gods" is yet another topsy-turvy, punishing and utterly skull-crushing entry in their growing catalog of modern DM classics.
Orthodox - "Let it Take Its Course"
Nashville's Orthodox brought one of the heaviest hitters in this week's lineup with their head-stomp brutalizer "Let It Take Its Course." These rising stars have an axe to grind and are ready to use it on your fucking skull — pay close attention to their next moves.