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 metal, hard rock and hardcore that have been on heavy rotation at Revolver HQ. For your listening pleasure, we've also compiled the songs in a Spotify playlist, which will grow each week.
Ho99o9 - "Christopher Dorner"
The L.A.-by-way-of-Jersey noise-hop duo's new song is an absolute mosh-pit starter — it will have you throwing fists and screaming "no witness!" along with Eaddy and theOGM in no time. Boiling over with anger and anarchy, "Christopher Dorner" is a ferocious ode to Black Lives Matter and a two-minute masterclass in the modern punk-rock protest song. Everyone else, step up your game.
Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - "Fire"
On the fifth anniversary of the Rattlesnakes' debut Blossom, Frank Carter and his cohorts dug up this previously unreleased rager from the sessions for the OG album. Paying homage to the LP's cover in the accompanying music video, the snarling Brit pours petrol on Marshall amps and sets them ablaze — a visual that fits the song well. The main reason the cut burns so brightly? Carter's voice — it's raw and unhinged with honest emotion that kinda takes you back to his early, pissed Gallows days.
Teeth - "Writhe"
Featuring current and former members of Every Time I Die, Dead and Divine and more, Teeth have been on flying too far under the radar, in our humble opinion. Adding to a string of sporadically released but always incendiary cuts, "Writhe" hits hard all the way to its Norma Jean-esque breakdown. According to guitarist Chris LeMasters, he wrote this one after finding out a woman close to him was "physically and mentally abused over the course of 15-plus years." And it sounds it — "Writhe" is incredibly dark and makes the listener feel those moments of helplessness and pain.
Lamb of God - "Resurrection Man"
The long wait is over. Virginian metal stalwarts Lamb of God released their eighth full-length today (June 19th), and while it's packed with crushing metal rippers, the crushingest and rippingest might be track No. 6(66), "Resurrection Man." "I was born in a cemetery/And learned to walk on skulls and bones," LOG frontman Randy Blythe growls once the song kicks in after its eerie, horror-score intro. "Was taught to speak by the living dead/And raised beneath a funereal moon." Simply put: Metal as fuck.
Primitive Man - "The Lifer"
"Now you're a grown man and you're fucked." "The Lifer," a seven-and-a-half-minute crawl through an underworld of industrialized doom, constant blast beats and pummeling screams, is stark and terrifying. The Denver-based outfit, led by vocalist-guitarist Ethan McCarthy, continue to dig deep and challenge both eardrums and nerves — we can't wait to hear what else is on their upcoming full-length, Immersion.
Valkyrie - "The Choice"
Featuring the gorgeous, thunderous guitar harmonies and dual vocals of former Baroness shredder Pete Adams and his brother Jake, Valkyrie specialize in heavy Southern rock kissed with a touch of grunge and a glint of metal. The imminent Fear LP is the Virginia-based band's first album in five years and first since Pete left Baroness. Time flies by quickly with the six-minute single "The Choice," an inspirational throwback anthem about finding self-confidence and following your vision through to the end.