6 best new songs right now: 8/4/23 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 8/4/23

Crosses, Left to Suffer, Twin Temple and more
Ragana 2023 press 1600x900, Bailey Kobelin
photograph by Bailey Kobelin

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 hardcore, electronic-rock, deathcore 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.

Crosses - "Invisible Hand"

Last year, Chino Moreno told us that Crosses had just recorded "one of the heaviest things we've done." That song was slated to appear on their then-unnanounced new album,  which the duo — the Deftones frontman and Far's Shaun Lopez — finally unveiled today, and we have a hunch that "Invisible Hand" was the crushing tune in question. With throttling bass that yanks like a chained dragon, washed-out guitar and a gripping vocal delivery from Moreno, it's definitely one of Crosses' most intense tracks yet. We love it.

Ragana - "Desolation's Flower"

We haven't gotten a full-length from Ragana since the droney black-metal duo's 2018 split with Thou, but that's all changing with Desolation's Flower, their new album due out this fall via the ever-busy Flenser label. And from the sounds of its achingly bleak title-track, we're in for a treat. "Desolation's Flower" starts as a funereal dirge with pained screams, and then picks up to a whirring black-metal jolt that rarely settles before its screeching conclusion of feedback and screams. 

Worn - "Entity & Form"

Worn hail from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, the unlikely hardcore hotspot where Cold World, Title Fight, War Hungry, One Step Closer and many others have emerged from. Their 2021 LP, Human Work, was straight-ahead hardcore doused in the corrosive tones of bands like Celtic Frost and Anti-Cimex, but their new song "Entity & Form" is way more metal. The guitars got even dirtier and more menacing, Daniel Schultz's howls have a death-metal bite, and the pacing slowed down a bit to let the moshers run rampant. 

Twin Temple - "Burn Your Bible"

Twin Temple are a weird band. The "Satanic doo-wop" duo specialize in vintage pop music that's not heavy or scary sounding, but has lyrics that read like the liner notes from a Deicide album. "Burn Your Bible" nails that shtick by sounding like a dusty old Ronettes B-side that just happened to be dredged up from Lucifer's attic. The jolly hook is based around singer Alexandra James yearning to burn a bible with her lover, and the way she sings it is absolutely adorable. Free date-night idea! 

Left to Suffer - "Noah"

Left to Suffer have been deathcore mainstays for a few years now, and "Noah" shows that they're ready to branch out a bit. Co-produced by Three Days Grace's Neil Sanderson, the single begins with a creepy, looped sample that recalls something Craig Wilson would've cooked up on Slipknot's first album. From there, the deathcore guitars arrive, followed by a big, anthemic metalcore chorus that's begging to be sung back in a room full of fans. Oh, and breakdowns, too, of course. 

Jobber - "Summerslam"

Jobber's 2022 EP, Hell in a Cell, was one of last year's best indie-rock releases, and on "Summerslam," the Brooklyn band dipped their toes into the post-hardcore stylings of  Quicksand and Orange 9mm. All of their songs are wrestling themed, but the lunging grooves and chunky riffs of "Summerslam" make this a track that could actually serve as a fighter's entrance music. Vocalist-guitarist Kate Meizner's singing is catchy as hell, but Jobber riff hard.