6 best new songs right now: 5/24/24 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 5/24/24

Bring Me the Horizon, BABYMETAL, Firewalker 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 post-hardcore, Kawaii metal, progressive epicness 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.

Bring Me the Horizon – "liMOusIne" (Feat. AURORA)

POST HUMAN: NeX Gen finally arrived today as a next-level evolution of Bring Me the Horizon's wildest pop, metalcore and EDM desires. But there's also something to be said for the moments the U.K. vets take the foot off the gas to drift into something more hypnogogically nocturnal, like their "liMOusIne."

Above a powdery, but punishing Deftones-style slow-groove, Oli Sykes and subversionary Norwegian art-pop singer AURORA serenade each other through moments of skin-crawling, soul-crushin' late night excess.

Graphic Nature – "Something I'm Not"

Sometimes the world's got you down. That could be the elevator pitch for Graphic Nature's music on the whole, but new single "Something I'm Not" really has the nu-styled U.K. crew drilling into hopeless dejection and substance abuse issues with a profoundly broken heaviness.

On the other hand, while Harvey Freeman may be screaming about how he "used to be a confident son of a bitch," Graphic Nature put a supremely slamming sense of self on display here, between the band's stately, Psycho-grade string stabbing and fully-in-command brutishness.

Something it is? Sick as hell.

BABYMETAL x Electric Callboy - "RATATATA"

When you've lined up a bizarro meeting of the minds like "RATATATA," which cross-pollinates BABYMETAL's pop-loaded Kawaii metal with Electric Callboy's glowstick-hyped electronicore, you're damned sure the resulting track is going to "push it to the limit."

As promised, "RATATATA" is a psychotically "bun bun"-shaking crossover where gnarly growls, gossamer-soft pop vocals and retro-fied disco calls crash into an electric grape-sticky foundation of EDM drops and distorted bubblegum hooks.

Firewalker - "Carry My Own Torch"

Taken from the band's upcoming Hell Bent LP for new label Triple B Records, "Carry My Own Torch" is an incendiary anthem from veteran Boston hardcore force Firewalker.

Vocalist Sophie Hendry tears it up on the track, with her self-possessed lyrical spirit quest taking her from dank dungeons to ivory towers. Meanwhile, the rest of the band positively hammer into tough-as-nails beatdowns and fretboard-scorchin' metallic hardcore hooks.

A devilishly toasted taste of things to come.

Pure Pleasure - "Counting Sheep"

South Carolina quintet Pure Pleasure's three-song debut EP washes over us like a nostalgically lysergic daydream of downward-tuned Hum-core.

Opening standout "Counting Sheep," in particular, expertly juxtaposes a sweet-and-semi-whispered vocal melody with grand-form guitar damage, as if the band were inviting us to take a nap with them on an oddly inviting mushroom cloud of over-driven melodies.

Anciients - "Melt the Crown"

Progressive Vancouverites Anciients have entered an adventurous new age with "Melt the Crown," their first single in six years.

The seven-minute introduction to their upcoming Beyond the Reach of the Sun takes the quartet out of the brush of the Pacific Northwest and into a fantastical world of space-echo riffage and medieval uprisings. An epically melody-twisted, aureate-plated assertion that Anciients are coming for the metal crown.