6 best new songs right now: 3/31/23 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 3/31/23

Metallica, Shadow of Intent, Banshee and more
Kommand press 2023 1600x900, Kris Kirk
photograph by Kris Kirk

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 thrash, death metal, deathcore 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.

Metallica - "72 Seasons"

Is this the best song we've heard from 72 Seasons? The thrash legends have already given us a couple fresh cuts from their upcoming album, but the title track feels like the most complete piece of the puzzle yet. James Hetfield really goes off on this one, delivering infectious vocal performances in his classic style, while the riffing hits legit thrash velocity and Kirk Hammett hammers out a tasty guitar solo that's as virtuosic as it is catchy. Metallica at their most Metallica-y.

Shadow of Intent - "The Migrant"

Symphonic deathcore may be hot right now thanks to Lorna Shore, but Shadow of Intent have been crushing it with this style for nearly a decade. "The Migrant" brings this epic and brutal track into outer space with a slick video reminiscent of the new Dead Space remake. Let's just agree that Shadow of Intent are aboard the USG Ishimura and this entire video is canon. Deal? Deal!

Worm Shepherd - "The Frozen Lake Pt. 2 (The Ruined)"

Welcome to slam city. Guitarist Tre Purdue told fans that Worm Shepherd "have worked really hard to make this sound like nothing you've heard before," and the effort on "The Frozen Lake Pt. 2" has paid off. The cinematic track goes through a litany of different movements, clocking in at just over eight minutes in length. It's a must-hear journey of filthy deathcore goodness and lush soundscapes. Seriously, do not skip it.

Banshee - "YES ALL MEN"

Does Banshee give a fuck? You'll hear the answer on this new cut. The trap-metal artist, heavily inspired by acts ranging from Septicflesh to Megan Thee Stallion, delivers harsh, black-metal-esque vocals over an 808 beat on "YES ALL MEN." It's a commentary on the "not all men..." dialogue you may have run into on social media, filtered through a bedroom trap song that sounds like it was recorded at 3 a.m. during a witch's seance.

Enforced - "Starve"

Sometimes the simple approach is the best approach. Enforced offer one of the most meat-and-potatoes thrash riffs you've ever heard on "Starve" before blasting into a full-throttle storm of violence. If you're in the mood for some solid crossover thrash, give "Starve" — the latest knocker from their upcoming album, War Remains — a few spins and subsequently destroy your living room.

Kommand - "Fleeing Western Territories"

This one feels like a deep cut on a classic brutal death-metal album. There's nothing pretty about Kommand — it's war-torn, pummeling metal with zero dynamics or pristine production. "Fleeing Western Territories" is punctuated by gritty vocals screamed straight into the existential abyss that we're all just inches from being sucked into at all times. Don't play this one too loud if you want to remain friendly with your neighbors.