6 best new songs right now: 9/1/23 | Revolver

6 best new songs right now: 9/1/23

Dying Wish, Job For a Cowboy, '68 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 alt-hardcore, occult-rock, noise-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.

Dying Wish - "Lost in the Fall"

It usually feels premature to call a brand new song the best thing an artist has ever done, but "Lost in the Fall" really might be Dying Wish's new peak. Vocalist Emma Boster's clean singing cracks into a new tier of affecting epicness on this song, as she fucking belts during the rapturous chorus while her bandmates whip up a churning typhoon of heavy guitars and sprinkling piano notes. The breakdowns here fucking rule, but the soft buildup to that final chorus is just... wow.

Job For a Cowboy - "The Agony Seeping Storm"

Did you miss 'em? It's been nine years since deathcore poster children-turned-tech-death stalwarts Job For a Cowboy manned the saddle, and "The Agony Seeping Storm" makes us giddy that the wait is over. You're not getting any Doom EP-era nostalgia here, but there's plenty to headbang to among the virtuosic shredding and splintering drums. It fits right alongside modern innovators like Entheos and Archspire, meaning JFAC sound relevant as ever.

Final Gasp - "Blood and Sulfur"

Similar to their Relapse Records labelmates in Poisoin Ruin, Boston's Final Gasp operate in the middle-ground between shadowy post-punk and razory hardcore. "Blood and Sulfur" sounds like Integrity filtered through Christian Death, with wailing screams and sword-slashing metal riffs that are surrounded by stormy clouds of reverb and Crass-like spoken-word grunts. It's cool, atmospheric, and totally ass-whooping.

'68 - "Removed Their Hooks"

Since metalcore wild-boys The Chariot disbanded in 2013, vocalist Josh Scogin has kept busy busting out noisy blues-punk songs as one-half of the duo '68. It's been nearly 10 years on from their debut LP, and they're still at it, doling out tracks like the scraggly, ferocious "Removed Their Hooks," which marries the unkempt attitude of The Chariot's live shows with a classic rock & roll spirit. 

Street Power - "Leech (Ft. Instigate)"

Boston hardcore is booming right now, and Street Power's new album, Threads of Hate, definitely stands out among the current wave. Mean, angry and uncompromising are good ways to describe the the LP's first song, "Leech," which has the chanty, pile-on-each-other vibe that BHC has always excelled at, with a little more metallic power under the hood than the average hardcore punk band.

Dogma - "Forbidden Zone"

If you like Ghost, there's no way you won't like Dogma. The band of Satanic nuns — who challenge their listeners to question whether they're also a religion or a cult — go all-in with the Luciferian glam-metal shtick on "Forbidden Zone," a certified fist-pumper with crunching guitars and chintzy Eighties synths. It's catchy and silly in all the ways a great occult-rock band is, but that breakdown — with chunky guitars and ornate strings — could be mistaken for a Cradle of Filth track. This shit is kind of heavy, too!