6 best new songs right now: 5/3/24 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 5/3/24

Omerta, SECT, Speed and more
Speed live 2023 1600x900, James Hartley
photograph by James Hartley

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 hardcore, metal, doom, 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.

Omerta - "Charade"

Omerta once again confirm they're Bungle-esque weirdos of the highest order with their latest "Charade," a multi-hyphenate genre splatter of hard-drive-imploding hyper-pop twitchiness, side-stage-at-the-summer-state-fair funk rock, and decadent nu-metal slamming. On paper, it shouldn't work, but it sure as hell does.

If anyone can get us loving something as stylistically screwy as Harsh Gordon fast-rapping like a helium-huffing South Park character while the rest of the band needle into a thrash-pop frenzy, it's gonna be "America's Most Hated Boy Band."


There's a muscly, thugged-up purity to Speed's take on classic NYHC that makes you feel like your biceps are a thousand times bigger than they'll really ever be.

The Down Under enforcers power through "REAL LIFE LOVE" — the first taste of their forthcoming full-length debut — with ruthless efficiency, popping off an all-caps warning of post-crossover whammying and gang vocals that implore us to stay true to the crew and filter out the phonies. Sage thoughts from Sydney hardcore's finest.

Heriot - "Siege Lord"

Is it slightly anachronistic for this video to drop a fully-armored medieval warrior into the same vacuous industrial warehouse Hariot are using to hammer through their "Siege Lord"? Kind of!

But then again, that dude's hardware has him set up to survive, should the U.K. group's impactful chord sludging — along with Jake Packer and Debbie Gough's double-pronged vocal attack — send those brick walls collapsing inward.

A mega-brutal battle anthem, no matter how it comes tumbling down.

Bodysnatcher - "Human Disdain"

Bodysnatcher vocalist Kyle Medina comes down on us hella hard in "Human Disdain," just flat-out taking the whole species to task over our primitive, violent minds ("We are all destructive, and fucking defective"). Our collective idiocy has got him stress-clenching his jaw to the extreme, while the rest of the group cope via rage-eyed metalcore squealing and stomping.

But damn — if this is how the band are condemning us, we're totally fine with taking this kind of punishment on the regular.

SECT - "New Low"

Straightedge supergroup SECT's first song in five years sets a new bar for dark and gritty, slow-crush doomcore. Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley's convulsive, moody rumble is the menacing backbone, the guitars cast a gloomy pallor, and vocalist Chris Colohan rotted-from-the-inside nihilism is deeply dire.

As the vocalist puts it up front on "New Low": "Shit got dark real fast."

All That Remains - "Divine"

Breath in and breathe out, because All That Remains are finally back.

Expectations were understandably high for the New England vets' first slab of new original music since the tragic 2018 death of founding guitarist Oli Herbert, but this new single — an all-power anthem of pinch-squealed technicality and stadium-ready sing-along hooks — makes for a righteous metalcore return.

In a word? Divine.