6 best new songs right now: 6/30/23 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 6/30/23

3TEETH, Orthodox, Kim Dracula and more
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The Armed
photograph by Aaron Jones

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, metalcore, 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.

3TEETH - "Scorpion"

After a years-long silence since 2019's Metaware album, industrial-metal insurgents 3TEETH have been dropping new songs from their forthcoming album EndEx at a once-a-month rate. First the super catchy "Merchant of the Void," then the heavier "Slum Planet" and now "Scorpion," which has a more subdued, ambient style during the verses and then utterly explodes during the chorus when Alexis Mincolla growls, "I AM THE SCORPION" like some kind of mythical arachnid. 

The Armed - "Sport of Form"

For years, Detroit collective the Armed were the world's weirdest, most mysterious hardcore band, but now they're coming clean. "Does anyone even know you? Does anyone even care?" singer Tony Wolski croons plaintively during "Sport of Form"'s bombastic refrain, which could be interpreted as a self-directed wake-up call about the Armed's years-long deflections with pseudonyms and media-manipulating gags. Musically, "Sport of Form" opens their sound up to throbbing electronic bass, docile acoustic strums and the kind of chorus you can actually sing along to. Oh yes, we care. 

Orthodox - "Soaking Nerves"

Orthodox called their new song "BIG PANTS MUSIC" — as in the type of shit you should be moshing to while wearing JNCOs and a red flat brim. The Nashville nu-core band have been leading the charge of nu-metal-infused hardcore for several years now, and "Soaking Nerves" once again shows why they're the top dogs at incorporating the tortured moans of early Korn and the dense clatter of Slipknot into high-voltage mosh bangers. 

Adrienne - "Rebirth"

We've been in the midst of an early 2000s metalcore revival for a couple years now (see: Dying Wish, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Foreign Hands, etc.), and if you're into any of that stuff, then pay attention to the recent outpouring of material on Ephyra Records. The Connecticut label has been dishing great, VFW hall-style metalcore lately (Balmora, Since My Beloved, xNOMADx) and Adrienne's new EP is the cream of the crop. Lead single "Rebirth" captures that transient moment when bulky, Nineties metallic hardcore got a little more metal, and a little more polished, but before the radio-rock clean vocals hijacked the movement. 

Kim Dracula - "Land of the Sun"

If you thought Avenged Sevenfold were leaning into Patton-esque absurdity on Life Is but a Dream..., just wait until you hear their soon-to-be-tourmate. Genre-fucking TikTok star Kim Dracula goes full Bungle on the boldly bonkers, proudly cartoonish "Land of the Sun," which molds the trickster pizzazz of Bugs Bunny into an off-the-walls, anything-goes metal song. Elvis impersonations. Nu-metal spasms. Trumpets. Bossa nova. Metalcore breakdowns. Sitar. All of that and more can be found in the "Land of the Sun." Take a trip. 

Magnitude - "Rectify"

Magnitude's 2019 LP, To Whatever Fateful End, almost single-handedly revived the mid-Nineties hardcore sound that bands like Undertow, Outspoken and Strain were doing back in the day. Since then, they've been a must-see live act with a super engaged, young fanbase, so it's exciting that they're finally returning with a new album. First single "Rectify" treads along the same lines of what they're already known for, but the guitars are a little heavier, the mosh parts hit harder and there's some welcomed One King Down influence in that flanger effect.