6 best new songs right now: 4/19/24 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 4/19/24

Bad Omens, Julie Christmas, Contention and more
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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 death metal, hardcore, nu-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.

Julie Christmas - "Supernatural"

Julie Christmas' comeback is in full swing, with "Supernatural" marking the first formal and frightfully awesome preview of the avant-metal musician's upcoming Ridiculous and Full of Blood — her first solo album since 2011.

Christmas gives "Supernatural" a uniquely shrieked-and-chirruped vocal performance, while a crack team of metal and noise-rock vets from Cult of Luna, Candiria and KEN mode unload a gloriously sky-soaring groove. Like she screams in the song, this is how the little sparrow gets loud.


"THE DRAIN" is a sleek, synth-damaged and emotionally conflicted bit of industrialized sexiness out of Bad Omens and their pals in HEALTH and SWARM. While mechanized by a seriously pounding four-on-the-floor beat, the song finds a mega-whispery Noah Sebastian breathing bleak, damaged humanity into the piece ("We're bored when we're sober again").

It's dark and dour — it is titled "THE DRAIN," after all — but this thing's still got us fully juiced for the rest of Bad Omens' CONCRETE JUNGLE [THE OST] .

Contention - "Ousted from Eden"

Contention couldn't help let the bombs fly early via this tease from their upcoming "apocalyptic straight edge" album, Artillery from Heaven. And sure enough, "Ousted from Eden" is a field-leveling burst of '90s metalcore-loving, H8000-style heaviness.

All told, the Tampa troupe's latest is an atomic garden of evil-core guitarmonies, with some guest barks from Broken Vow's Tommy Harte. It's the kind of mosh monstrosity that has you eagerly — if anxiously — watching the skies for the next brutal bombardment.

Statement of Pride - "Rebirth"

Florida is (and always has been, frankly) buzzing with great straight-edge metallic hardcore bands. Contention are one of the best, and so are Statement of Pride, the Penascola band who returned this week with a slammin' new EP dubbed Rebirth.

Themes of renewal aside, the project delivers more of the bouncy, finger-pointing, X-on-hand-drawing goodness that Statement of Pride delivered on past material. Its title-track is basically one long mosh part, and if you're not moving during its last section then do you even like hardcore?  

Antichrist Siege Machine - "Lysergic War Psychosis"

The song's called "Lysergic War Psychosis." The band's called Antichrist Siege Machine. What do you think it's gonna sound like? Hell yeah it's flesh-rippingly heavy. Fuck yes the vocals sound like a swarm of hell-hounds preparing to feast on their unlucky prey.

And absolutely, the bludgeoning groove that enters during the track's climactic finale makes you want to grab a handrail for assistance while you headbang until your neck gives out. Play it loud. 

Lacuna Coil - "In the Mean Time" (Feat. Ash Costello)

Lacuna Coil are back with a new song, and it's just as dark, crushing, and cinematically moody as the Italian metal maestros have ever been. New Years Day singer Ash Costello is along for the ride, too, adding some extra vocals during the mighty bridges. 

But really, the centerpiece of this song is the ascendant chorus, where Scabbia lets her powerhouse belt soar far and wide for what might be one of the band's best hooks.