6 best new songs right now: 6/16/23 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 6/16/23

Knocked Loose, Sunami, Paleface Swiss and more
Knocked Loose 2023 press 1600x900, Perri Leigh
Knocked Loose
photograph by Perri Leigh

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 industrial-metal, deathcore, hardcore 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.

Knocked Loose - "Deep in the Willow"

"Knocked Loose, motherfucker." That's the mosh call Bryan Garris shouts in the middle of "Deep in the Willow," one of two hard-as-fuck tracks that the Louisville metallic hardcore sluggers dropped this week. In the years since 2019's A Different Shade of Blue, Knocked Loose have definitively become one of the biggest bands in hardcore, and they've continued to get big opportunities from outside the genre. Even so, their music's only getting harder, heavier and more intense. Respect. 

Sunami - "Y.S.A.B."

In 2020, Bay Area beatdown rascals Sunami released their pointed poser callout, "Y.A.B." (I.E. "You're a Bitch"). It's been three years and guess what? "Y.S.A.B" in Sunami's eyes. The intro slam from their surprise-dropped debut LP once again sets its sights on keyboard warriors who pretend they're way harder than they actually are. "Front all you want/It don't mean that you're shit/You're a stupid motherfucker and that's about it," Josef Alfonso shouts over knuckle-dragging chugs. Your move, bitch. 

Paleface Swiss - "Please End Me"

Good god this is heavy. Paleface Swiss have been dancing in the liminal space between deathcore, metalcore and beatdown hardcore for a few years now, but "Please End Me" might be their most viscerally crushing track yet. Not only do the breakdowns sound like they could rupture an eardrum, but frontman Marc Zelli goes full-on Tech9ne during one verse, scream-rapping at bullet-train speed and then pulling back to gargle like a dying zombie when the breakdown comes in. 

Stu Brooks - "They'll Just Love You" (Feat. Poppy and Danny Elfman)

Sometimes, a guest feature can sound like an artist awkwardly stumbling around the main artist's turf. Here, Stu Brooks — Dub Trio co-founder and Grammy-nominated bassist — builds a world from the ground up that genre-bending auteur Poppy and celebrated composer Danny Elfman can frolic through. It's an eerie, pulsating industrial duet that allows Poppy to be her usual creepy, shrieky self, and for Elfman to mutter hauntingly like some kind of malevolent character from a Tim Burton film. This is how you treat your guests. 

Fury - "Vie"

Fury have been pretty quiet since their underratedly amazing 2019 album, Failed Entertainment, but this week, the California melodic hardcore savants returned with an uncharacteristically thrashy new track called "Vie." It's a a tribute to late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, a friend and former tourmate of Fury, and it's a great, upbeat toast to Gale's legacy that even features a contribution from Power Trip drummer Chris Ulsh. Horns up. 

Mutoid Man - "Siren Song"

Collectively, the members of Mutoid Man — Cave In's Stephen Brodsky, Converge's Ben Koller and High on Fire's Jeff Matz — have been involved in some of the most crucial heavy-music projects of the 21st century. But these guys also know how to write a song that's catchy as fuck. "Siren Song," the second single from Mutoid Man's first LP in six years, is an unbelievably hooky rock & roll jam that still finds room for great riffs, proggy little shreds and a sludgy drive to its rhythm section. More, please.