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.
Lindemann - "Steh auf"
His work with Rammstein is forever envelope-pushing in its fearless experimentation, but something about Till Lindemann's output with his solo project (simply called Lindemann) has an even more surreal vibe that complements the German singer's brutish sex appeal in a compelling, never clichéd way. Said project's latest offering, "Steh auf," is an anthemic instruction to "Stand up!," and with the driving beat and symphonic flourishes behind him, you'll surely do as Till commands.
Homewrecker - "Create Sin"
Homewrecker's "Create Sin" is a knuckle-draggging beatdown, but infused with enough cavernous emanations to create an unsettling spookiness through which the gut-punch death riffs and unstoppable double pedaling can really shine. When an eerie lulls interrupts the madness in the thick of the action, the abrupt stop only serves to underline the true brutality at work.
Ghost - "Kiss the Go-Goat"
Ghost have leaned in hard to their pop sensibilities with the retro-danceable "Kiss the Go-Goat." Still flavored with enough outré Satanism to make Anton LaVey blush and reliant on the kitschy charisma of Tobias Forge in his role as bandleader, the single is as far from heavy as the band's gone yet, but will certainly please fans looking for an unadulterated good time.
Cloak - "Into the Storm"
Atlanta's Cloak are at their wintry, wailing best with "Into the Storm," an ice-riddled epic steeped in lascivious evil. Their sinister brand of black 'n' roll is an irresistible walk on the dark side enhanced by the group's stark aesthetic and an irresistible groove that permeates the track's frozen aura.
Ice-T - "I'm Too Old for This Dumb Shit"
Ice-T is a national treasure who delivers hip-hop and heavy metal with a skill level that most on both sides of the musical fence only wish they had. His newest rap single, "I'm Too Old for This Dumb Shit," is a hard-hitting banger that acknowledges a life lived long and well but also dangerously, and it's a must-hear (and its video, a must-see) for fans who can't get enough of the West Coast OG's iconic presence and sound.
Orthodox - "I Can Show You God"
Rising Nashville metal crew Orthodox were heavily inspired by Silence of the Lambs prequel Red Dragon when crafting their latest headstomp of a song "I Can Show You God." An ultraviolent story of retribution, the stand-alone single nods as much to Slipknot and Korn as it does to the sounds of modern hardcore. "I am the dragon, and you call me insane," says the Tooth Fairy in the book and movie; Orthodox, too, may come across crazy, but they're a hungry beast to keep your eye on.