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 metalcore, industrial, death 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.
There's industrial music for damaging ears and re-wiring neurons with pure sensory overload, and then there's industrial music for dancing. We're still not sure exactly where to place Purest Form on that spectrum, because listening to "Broke" makes us want to get up and move and lay down in a catatonic state while the noise washes over us.
This L.A. trio includes members of hardcore and death-metal bands, and here they channel all the rage of those genres (including wonderfully shrieky vocals) through digitized havoc that treats Nine Inch Nails' Broken like holy scripture. We do, too, so hell yeah we love this.
Erra have evolved a lot over the years, but one thing they've always delivered is heavy djent with amazing lead guitar licks. That remains the case on "Cure," which begins with a Judas Priest-like guitar solo and then plunges into a canyon of eight-string grooviness that's downright funky.
Whether you first fell in love with djent through old-school After the Burial or new-school Sleep Token, Erra need to be in your playlists right now. Especially "Cure."
The song is called "The X Has Yet to Fade" and it appears on an EP emblazoned with a Renaissance-era painting of a sword-swinging angel. If your straight-edge metalcore alarms aren't already going off, they should be.
This is some classic, Nineties-style metallic hardcore that falls somewhere between Divine Right's North Carolina peers in Magnitude and their home state's edge-metal pioneers Prayer for Cleansing. A little shreddy, a lotta bouncy, and it ends with a crescendoing chant that's made for back-breaking pile-ons.
Volcandra's "Fouled Sanctity" is gnarly death 'n' roll with whirring black-metal guitars and a vocalist who's able to enunciate harsh screams with the precision of Lamb of God's Randy Blythe.
Does that not sound fucking awesome? Imagine if Cattle Decapitation linked up with Immortal and decided to make a song with a subtle yet present undercurrent of Southern-metal swagger. That song would sound like "Fouled Sanctity" — and it rules.
Screamo power-trio Frail Body made waves with their 2019 debut A Brief Memoriam, and after five long years, they're finally set to follow it up with Artificial Bouquet (out March 29 via Deathwish Inc.).
Lead single "Refrain" is a total powerhouse that moves at a million miles an hour and pairs traditional screamo punkiness with instrumentation that thrashes and burns like old-school Converge.
"Blood and Teeth" is a bit of a red herring. Ten tracks deep into Enterprise Earth's new album, the song starts with lilting piano and a hymnal clean vocal refrain that isn't a far cry from Sleep Token's most stripped-down fare.
Then come the heavy parts. Twin-guitar shredding at first, then a shriek-laden breakdown, and then more breakdowns — each one heavier than the last. At seven minutes, it's an epic on par with Lorna Shore's "Pain Remains Pt. III." Get ready to cry while you headbang.