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 hardcore, death metal, industrial 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.
Loathe - "Dimorphous Display"
Loathe aren't the only band fusing metalcore with elements of Deftones-y alt-metal and lush shoegaze, but no one's currently doing it better than them. "Dimorphous Display" makes room for jagged djent rhythms, detonating barks, eerie cleans and plenty of rich electronic textures that sounds as much like Radiohead channeling Slowdive as it does a kaleidoscopic Meshuggah.
Vein.fm - "The Killing Womb"
Vein.fm make music that sounds like the very moment people realize shit's about to go down in a disaster movie. The proper soundtrack for when thousands of New Yorkers abandon their cars and scatter at the sight of a gigantic asteroid. "The Killing Womb" is harried, neurotic, freaking-the-fuck-out hardcore that relentlessly pounds, thrashes and then pounds even harder for three minutes straight. There's no catharsis, just pure mayhem.
Nekrogoblikon - "This is It"
California's Nekrogoblikon have found a way to fuse the absurd with the musically impressive. The face of the melodeath unit is John Goblikon, the green goblin mascot who appears in their music videos and often onstage with the band, and their lyrics are obsessed with chronicling Mr. Goblikon's species. That said, songs like "This is It" are genuinely bad-ass, balls-to-the-wall melodeath anthems with catchy-ass leads and even catchier choruses.
Static Dress - "Di-sinTer" (Feat. King Yosef)
While many of Static Dress' 2021 songs sounded like the type of post-hardcore that Thursday and The Used mastered in the very early 2000s, their new single "Di-sinTer" — their heaviest yet — is much closer to metalcore. The rowdy stomps and frontman Olli Appleyard's hot-blooded yelps recall the beefiest aspects of Glassjaw, while his boyish clean singing isn't dissimilar to Underoath's Aaron Gillespie.
SASAMI - "Say It"
For her sophomore album, SASAMI chose to toss shards of noise-rock and industrial-metal into her bouquet of placid indie-rock and sleek post-punk, making for one of the most jarring musical pivots in recent memory. "Say It" isn't quite as gnarly as lead single, "Skin a Rat," but it's a positively clamorous affair that begins with a throbbing drum machine and hulking metal chugs, and unpredictably jerks between that and her serene singing voice fighting against a clangy bassline.
Wiegedood - "Carousel"
Wiegedood are a Belgium three-piece featuring current members of Oathbreaker and former members of Amenra whose name literally translates to "death in the cradle," so yeah, they make some pretty intense shit. "Carousel" is the latest taste of their upcoming LP, and it's a deafening malestrom of noisy black-metal with vocals that begin as croaky chants and eventually devolve into tortured shrieks. The perfect accompaniment for this blisteringly cold season.