6 Best New Songs Right Now: 9/16/22 | Revolver

6 Best New Songs Right Now: 9/16/22

Mindforce, Torche, Lorna Shore 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 hardcore, melodeath, stoner-metal 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.

Mindforce - "New Lords"

Mindforce's new album is called New Lords. It's a title they deserve to own. There really isn't a band doing this kind of shreddy, spunky, kickbox-inducing NYHC better than the Hudson Valley unit, and the titular intro track from this record is basically them saying, "What's up? Try us." The kickoff solo sounds like it's being played on a guitar with smoke pouring off the frets, and the way frontman Jay Peta snarls, "All that you hold dear we devour," over an olympian mosh groove makes you want to spin-kick god in the face. 

In Flames - "Foregone: Pt. 1"

The air is getting cooler, nightfall is coming sooner, which means that melodeath season is upon us, and oh, what a joy it is to have In Flames back in their old-school form. The Swedish band haven't dropped a fast, heavy, back-to-basics death metal record in a long time, but every single we've heard from their upcoming album, Foregone, has brought back the galloping tempos and dazzling solos they co-engineered into a bona fide subgenre back in the Nineties. "Foregone: Pt. 1" doesn't sound dated, it just sounds right. 

Show Me the Body - "We Came to Play"

Show Me the Body are a hardcore-ish band from New York City, but the trio helmed by banjo-wielding frontman Julian Cashwan Pratt have always had more in common with the city's dense history of noise-rock and aggro rap than Agnostic Front. "We Came to Play," the second taste of their new album Trouble the Water, has a bouncy, Leeway-esque breakdown riff that bashes through the chaos, anchoring their borderless sound in their local tradition without sounding like any other NYHC band that's ever existed.

Torche - "It Never Began"

Torche are in a transitional phase right now. Back in May, frontman Steve Brooks announced that he would be departing the long-running sludge-stoner group at the end of this year, and since his bandmates haven't confirmed a replacement, it's unclear what their future looks like. At the very least, "It Never Began" is a nice send-off to Brooks' time in the band, a fuzz-loaded dirge with a main riff that sounds like it's pushing the amp to its limits, and a screaming solo that tears through like a Mad Max vehicle ripping up the desert sand below. 

Lorna Shore - "Pain Remains 1: Dancing Like Flames"

It's been said before, but it's worth repeating. Of all the deathcore bands fusing black-metal with breakdowns these days, Lorna Shore don't just borrow the sorrowful synths and tortured riffs, but black-metal's miserable emotional resonance. In a genre that rarely offers more than one-dimensional rage, songs like "Pain Remains 1: Dancing Like Flames" are genuinely bleak and tear-jerking as hell. The melancholy intro, the weepy solo lick, the funereal melodies that frontman Will Ramos shrieks over in a way that's still melodic — they just do it so damn well. Grab your tissues.

Dead to Fall - "Rot & Decay"

Remember Dead to Fall? The Chicago metalcore unit were a well-liked yet underrated part of the Victory Records roster in the 2000s, but sadly broke up in 2008 and hadn't released any music since then until they started trickling out singles earlier this year. "Rot & Decay" is their latest, and it's no old-man reunion band just going through the motions. This song is fucking heavy and incredibly well-produced, a tasty assortment of sturdy riffs, slugging breakdowns and truly ferocious (and really well-mixed) vocals that go head-to-head with any number of modern bands paying homage to tried-and-true metalcore.