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 deathcore, hardcore, shoegaze 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.
Slaughter to Prevail - "Baba Yaga"
Slaughter to Prevail's new single, "Baba Yaga," feels like a challenge. Not only is it another slice of utterly decimating deathcore from the Russian crew, but they serve it up with a music video that features cannibalism, a bear fight, bazookas and a game of Russian roulette. It's hard to imagine a band (legally) topping this level of intensity.
Yautja - "The Weight"
Yautja's Relapse Records debut, The Lurch, is a ferocious whirlwind of grindcore, sludge and Dutch-angle metalcore of the Zao variety. "The Weight" is one of its battering standouts — at once gyrating, noisy, jagged and totally mosh-able.
Poorstacy - "Public Enemy"
Although Poorstacy hails from the same side of Florida as fellow punk-rap powerhouses like Denzel Curry, Ghostemane and Ski Mask the Slump God, the 22-year-old up-and-comer has a much different style. Eschewing booming 808s for a rubbery electro-punk groove, his new single "Public Enemy" is a dancy rager with rattling drum breaks and a raucous "fuck society" hook.
The Devil Wears Prada - "Forlorn"
The Devil Wears Prada's 2010 Zombie EP quickly became an unexpected fan favorite, but their 2021 follow-up isn't just a cheap rehash. See "Forlorn," an uncharacteristically djenty banger that tastefully compiles all of Mike Hranica's many vocal deliveries into a tight Prada package. They've never sounded better.
Vexed - "Fake"
Vexed try a lot of interesting moves on their debut album, Culling Culture (out now via Napalm Records), but the swaggering deathcore of a song like "Fake" is their sweet spot. The U.K. quartet definitely lurk alongside bands like Chelsea Grin and Suicide Silence, but frontwoman Megan Targett's animalistic lows set them apart in that crowded scene. This shit is hea-hea-heavy.
Wednesday - "Handsome Man"
In just a few short years, North Carolina's Wednesday have gone from a quaint indie-pop act to one of the most interesting new bands on the rougher side of shoegaze. "Handsome Man," the first single from their new album, Twin Plagues, is a total earworm with a blown-out lead riff that will certainly appeal to fans of Nothing and Narrow Head. Play it loud or don't bother.