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.
Slipknot - "Solway Firth"
Slipknot is always pretty damn brutal, but "Solway Firth" is an uncompromising blast of fury even by the Nine's high standards. Once it kicks in, the song grips the listener by the throat and refuses to let go of the chokehold for six punishing death-metal minutes. There's a reason the 'Knot are one of the biggest metal bands in the world, and this ripper shows exactly why.
Creeping Death - "Bloodlust Contamination"
Texas' Creeping Death step into the fray of the ongoing resurgence in old-school death metal and spice it all up with a raw brutality lacking in some of their more polished peers. "Bloodlust Contamination" is a filthy, fast, vile and raucous anthem for the extreme underground and exactly what metal in 2019 needs to stay fresh and exciting.
Monolord - "The Bastard Son"
Continuing the great tradition of hard-rocking Swedes, Monolord have returned with more Sleep-worshipping doom set to the glacial pace of a lumbering mammoth. Dripping in nasty distortion and washed-out vocals, "The Bastard Son" begs for a loud listen on a hot summer night with a joint in one hand and the other formed into a slow-pounding fist.
City Morgue - "DAWG"
A hip-hop duo dripping with shock-rock attitude, ZillaKami and SosMula have not been shy about their love of metal — the dudes cover Slipknot's "Spit It Out" at pretty much every City Morgue show — but that influence hasn't always been so audible in their music. "DAWG" comes as a welcome surprise then. It's a full-on throwback rap-rock rager and, we can only hope, an omen of things to come.
Cerebral Rot - Putrefaction (Eternal Decay)"
Little can be said about Cerebral Roy's "Putrefaction (Eternal Decay)" that isn't covered in its colorfully succinct title. It's big, it's ignorant, it's fucking ugly, and it's utterly brutal. Death metal forever.
HIDE - "Raw Dream"
HIDE are a little over a year out from their stunning debut on Dais Records Castration Anxiety, but they've wasted no time returning with the truly disturbing, provocative new track "Raw Dream." An abstract, heavily spoken collage of horrifying sounds and anxious beats, the song comes with an equally, if not more, fucked-up video that promises singer Heather Gabel won't be toning it down an inch any time soon.