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 prog-metal, mathcore, death metal, indie-punk 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
Angel Du$t - "Big Bite"
If you listened to the new Turnstile record and thought, "Damn, these guys could easily write great pop songs," well, they have! Angel Du$t, the Baltimore hardcore supergroup featuring members of Turnstile and Trapped Under Ice, released a fizzy new track called "Big Bite" that sounds like the Feelies crossed with the Wipers. Justice Tripp's vocals whizz out of his mouth like airsoft pellets, but his juiced-up huffs are buttressed by playful "nah-nah-nah-nah" harmonies that are total whistle bait.
Mastodon - "Pushing the Tides"
Throughout their 20-year career, Mastodon have teetered between heavy sludge, transcendent prog and down-the-middle heavy rock with inviting choruses. They don't usually incorporate all of those elements into a single track, but their new heater "Pushing the Tides" does just that. One of the stickiest refrains in the band's whole catalog is surrounded by a violent storm of hectic riffs and nauseau-inducing drum patterns. To put it plainly: this shit rips.
Frontierer - "Opaque Horizon"
Frontierer make mathcore that sounds like a whole server farm being corrupted in real-time. The Scotland-based unit dropped a new track called "Opaque Horizon" that begins with scraping, digitized guitars that melt into a puddle of throbbing metallic racket. Slowly, the composition congeals itself back together and transforms into ever-growing beast of rippling djent-core, wielding a groove that's powerful enough to blow over a windmill.
Greet Death - "I Hate Everything"
Greet Death's 2017 debut Dixieland and their 2019 follow-up New Hell are bleak masterpieces that sit squarely in the middle of shoegaze, grunge, slowcore and post-metal. Their new song, "I Hate Everything," dials back the crippling heaviness of those albums' loudest parts in favor of crinkly acoustic strumming that puts all the focus on co-vocalist Sam Boyharti's shrugging exposé on numbness and universal loathing. Sonically, it's the softest thing they've ever done, but it's more emotionally crushing than eve their loudest shoegaze riffs.
Twelve Foot Ninja - "Over and Out" Feat. Tatiana Shmayluk
Australia's Twelve Foot Ninja specialize in djenty alt-metal that's not afraid to get tuneful, proggy and sometimes pretty damn funky. It's a blend of sounds that their Ukrainian peers in Jinjer have also had a lot of fun tinkering with, so it makes perfect sense to hear their ferocious frontwoman Tatiana Shmayluk harmonizing with TFN crooner Nik "Kin Etik" Barker on their new song "Over and Out." It's a match made in icy-hot alt-metal heaven.
thoughtcrimes - "Misery's a Muse"
Back in 2019, ex-Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer put out an underratedly badass EP with his new hardcore band thoughtcrimes. Now, that project is being reissued next month via Pure Noise, and the track list comes with two additional rippers including "Misery's a Muse." Fans of Dillinger will definitely enjoy, but it's a little more driving and mosh-able than it is spastic.