6 best new songs right now: 6/7/24 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 6/7/24

Poppy, Oceano, the Jesus Lizard and more
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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 noise-rock, melodeath, nu-metal 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.

Poppy - "New Way Out"

Produced by former Bring Me the Horizon member Jordan Fish, this nu-kaboomed banger delivers elite-level guitar hooks and cybertronic drum slamming. Poppy, meanwhile, bounds out of a personal abyss with a poignant set of perseverance-themed lines that hint at not only the sound, but also perhaps the inner spirit of the artist's musical future.

A new way forward, as Poppy's clearly unlocked another level of introspective intensity with "New Way Out."

The Jesus Lizard - "Hide & Seek"

Seems like the kind of personal hell Jesus Lizard vocalist David Yow has feared for years, but his legendary band's surprise return this week has turned us all into a bunch of jaws-wide-open mouthbreathers.

26 years on from their last album, the Chicago group's comeback single about a cheekily murderous little "hag" hammers hard into sardonically-witted, bizarrely howled-out and aggressively caffeine-mutated blues-punk. Indeed, the Jesus Lizard are as freakishly weird as ever.

Oceano - "Wounds Never Healed"

The riffs are percussively life-ending, and Adam Warren's gruff-throated, subsonic growls are positively demonic, but the first preview of the Illinois deathcore outfit's upcoming Living Chaos album also thrives on cinematic synth swells that conjure both John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's tensely ticking Halloween III score, and the mauve-coated ambiance of an Eighties fantasy flick.

Warren keeps screaming that "nothing will change," but the new Oceano hits different.

Stand Still - "We Know the Score" (Feat. Pain of Truth)

Melodic hardcore group Stand Still are going off Long Island-style on "We Know the Score," offering up cheerily bright-lit hooks through a guitar-fuzz-frazzled and cigarette-stained scratchiness like the next coming of Silent Majority.

Like those hometown legends, the DAZE-signed Stand Still also know when to flip the switch to get a little heavy, which explains why Pain of Truth vocalist Michael Smith pops in to go full-throat berserker on the pit-ready pre-chorus.

HALF ME - "Fatalist"

The first melodeath-blitzed half of Hamburg crew HALF ME's "Fatalist" is so face-meltingly fast that its easy to miss how maniacally determined vocalist Chris Zühlke is about being the splinter forever stuck inside your neck. By the time the band drop into that halftime death-slam, you're fully submerged in an aural acid bath of bad vibes.

It's relentlessly threatening, and that's what we love about it.

The Cost - "Her Eyes" (Feat. Serj Tankian)

Though there's a damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don't nihilism baked into "Her Eyes" ("It's a mistake to move left and a mistake to move right"), the war-critical, third-ever single from Spain's the Cost makes it seem like the trio are nevertheless putting their best foot forward.

You could credit this to the act's dark-djented rock melodies, or viral drum sensation El Estepario Siberiano's heavy rhythms — or maybe the fact that they got Serj fuckin' Tankian popping off satirical, half-spoken Joker logic in the bridge. Either way, we're keeping our peepers keenly affixed on what's happening next with the Cost.