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 industrial-metal, rap-punk, hardcore 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.
Rammstein - "Zeit"
Some of Rammstein's songs are just shit that sounds fuckin' awesome when the band are cranking them out in front of gaudy pyrotechnic displays. And then some of their songs are like "Zeit," a melancholy jaunt with a folk-metal twinge that delivers a tearful emotional punch despite the German language barrier.
Terror - "Can't Help But Hate" (Feat. Corpsegrinder)
Terror are one of the most consistently great bands in hardcore, but "Can't Help But Hate" is fucking stellar. The blistering ripper from their first new album in four years sees them reuniting with OG guitarist Todd Jones on the production end, who brings the pummeling intensity of his band Nails into Terror's world of sturdy metallic hardcore. And with a guest spot from Cannibal Corpse's Corpsegrinder, this is the heaviest Terror have sounded in ages.
Devil Master - "Acid Black Mass"
Devil Master are playing a few dates with My Chemical Romance later this year, but don't let that warp your perception of what they sound like. Now featuring Power Trip drummer Chris Ulsh, the Philly group's latest offering, "Acid Black Mass," combines psychy death-rock, melodic black-metal and the particular coarseness of Japanese hardcore into one, big witchy brew.
Alexisonfire - "Sweet Dreams of Otherness"
In the early 2000s, Alexisonfire changed post-hardcore forever with their novel union of freaked-out screams and anthemic clean hooks, but they're not cashing in for easy nostalgia bucks on their first record in 13 years. Lead single, "Sweet Dreams of Otherness," is bluesy, sludgy, hot-blooded, noisy, lurching and slyly sticky, but not in the way you might expect from the Canadian vets. That's what makes it so interesting.
Ho99o9 - "Bite My Face" (Feat. Corey Taylor)
Ho99o9 play with a feral, neurotic energy that demands a certain level of musical athleticism to keep up with, and the they push Slipknot's Corey Taylor to dig deep and unleash the beast within on their flesh-ripping joint track, "Bite My Face." Taylor brings his A-game, trading hellish screams with the L.A. rap-punk duo over music that shifts from a chain-rattling club beat to a gigundo doomy dirge.
Ghost - "Watcher in the Sky"
Most Ghost songs these days lean farther into the rock side of their rock-metal dichotomy, but "Watcher in the Sky" is one for the heshers. The centerpiece of their new album, Impera, boasts a chuggy marching beat, a finger-flicking metal lick that creeps spider-like up the fret board, and a gloriously flaming solo that brings it on home. If you're partial to the polarizing band's heavier stuff, then don't sleep on this banger.