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, doomgaze, 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.
King Woman - "Morning Star"
The lead single from King Woman's new album, Celestial Blues, sounds fucking huge. The way Kris Esfandiari's smokey croon blends with the droney guitar chords and the whirlpool of drum fills is simply mesmerizing, and its Luciferian subject matter is creepy as hell. It might be their best song yet.
Static Dress - "sweet."
If bands like Kaonashi and If I Die First didn't make it obvious, the post-hardcore revival is in full swing. With their Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge-era My Chemical Romance imagery and push-pull between strained screams and eye-lined pop-punk hooks, Static Dress tickle the Y2K nostalgia senses without falling victim to pure homage. "sweet." is a ripper.
Ekulu - "Pick Your Fight"
There aren't many current hardcore bands who combine crossover and traditional NYHC as well as Ekulu do. Their new single "Pick Your Fight" will appear on their debut full-length (out next week), and it's stuffed with flavorful riffs, electric vocals and a couple mosh parts that will go over real nicely when shows return this summer.
Till Lindemann - "Iche Nasse Kinder"
Till Lindemann hates kids. That's what the Rammstein frontman is chanting about in his over-the-top new song, "Iche Nasse Kinder," which cannot be properly absorbed unless you also watch its even crazier (and bloodier) high-production music video. No one one makes metal into cinematic art quite like Lindemann.
Witching - "A Piece of My Story Dies with Them"
Philadelphia's Witching play a searing form of sludge that draws from the pain of black-metal and the beastly anger of death metal. Their new song, "A Piece of My Story Dies with Them," jolts between ugly blast beats, lurching doom chugs and strikingly athletic guitar leads that provide a melodic complement to Jacqui Powell's demonic screeches.
Memphis May Fire - "Blood & Water"
If you fell off the Memphis May Fire train a couple albums back, "Blood & Water" is for you. By ditching the Linkin Park impersonation and bringing back the bludgeoning metalcore of their mid-career material, the band sound fresher and more electrifying than they have in nearly a decade.