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.
Lorna Shore - "Darkest Spawn"
Last fall, Dirty Jerz demolition crew and Lil Uzi Vert favorites Lorna Shore dropped their first new song, "This Is Hell," since splitting with vocalist Tom Barber, who offed to join genre leaders Chelsea Grin. This week, they offered up their second cut with current singer CJ McCreery (ex-Signs of the Swarm), and it slaps. Burly, baroque and cinematic, it curls and crushes like Death Cult Armageddon–era Dimmu Borgir gone deathcore. Watch your fucking head.
Pissgrave - "Euthanasia"
Everything mellows with age, it seems — even death metal, as Cannibal Corpse and other scene veterans slowly become more traditional in sound and approach. Pissgrave are not traditional or mellow, and they're out to remind you that the world is ugly, hateful and disgusting. Their new single "Euthanasia," off their forthcoming Arthur-Rizk–produced Posthumous Humiliation LP, hammers all those points home. Into your skull, repeatedly.
Yatra - "Black Moon"
The murky visage of Yatra's "Black Moon" may hint at psychedelia-lite, but the grim countenance of the acerbic vocals quickly assuages worries that this is yet another stoner-metal band trying on 1976 for size. The Sleep influence is knee-deep here, but Cisneros and Pike never came close to this level of filthy derangement in their lyrical approach. Vile riffs and a wavering, leaden tempo weigh down the brief flights of noodley fancy, leaving behind a stomach-churning wall of fuzzed-out doom that holds up against the monoliths on which is was built.
Horus the Astroneer - "Falling"
A member of Ghostemane's BLACKMAGE crew, Horus the Astroneer makes music that is, at times, possibly even more disorienting and genre-smashing than Ghoste's. His latest single "Falling" features Iron Reagan, Mammoth Grinder and Ghostemane guitarist Mark Bronzino, but there's barely a riff to be found. Instead, the meandering track is full of industrialized noise, submerged, distorted vocals and discordant black-metal–ish shredding that, in all, makes for a druggy trip into hellish depths.
Ossuarium - "Corrosive Hallucinations"
Ossuarium's knuckle-dragging, vomitous brand of old-school death metal is a filthy, lo-fi kick in the ass set to scar the face of the genre just in time for a proper welcome to the new year. Shifting and undulating through seven-and-a-half minutes of brimstone riffs and pounding caveman drum beats, "Corrosive Hallucinations" is an acid-soaked homage to everything sinister and forecasts great success for this young band in this new golden age of death.
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - "The Chains of Fame"
In keeping with their outré sexuality and disco-leaning industrial sound, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult have churned out another sexed-up dance-floor anthem with "The Chains of Fame," from their upcoming full-length In the House of Strange Affairs. Accessible and catchy, the track lacks the heavy elements that marked some of their earlier metal-tinged output, but the song's suggestive refrains, hard-pumping backbeats, futuristic samples and swirling synth lines make it a bright spot in the early 2019 crop of club bangers.