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 metalcore, hard 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.
Scowl - "Bloodhound"
While most bands coming out of the buzzy Bay Area hardcore scene right now are playing music of the heavier variety, rising stars Scowl are making waves with a more meat-and-potatoes style of classic NYHC. Their new song "Bloodhound" is a 90-second rush of fast-but-not-too-fast hardcore with just a hint of noisiness and a vintage two-step part. Fans of everything from Krimewatch to Minor Threat will enjoy.
Tom Morello - "Let's Get The Party Started" (Feat. Bring Me the Horizon)
Rage Against the Machine's guitarist and the shapeshifting U.K. metalcore act Bring Me the Horizon have very little in common on paper, but somehow their collaborative track from Morello's upcoming solo record pops the fuck off. Rather than forcing BMTH to awkwardly contort themselves to fit into his square-shaped hard-rock riffs, the axeman entered Oli Sykes and Co.'s world of bombastic metalcore with flecks of moody alt-metal. Somehow, it just works.
Fit For an Autopsy - "Far From Heaven"
Whether they're drawing from blistering tech-death, tectonic sludge or earth-rattling groove-metal, Fit For an Autopsy remain one of the most consistently reliable deathcore bands in the genre's history. After getting progressively more tuneful on their last few records, "Far From Heaven" is a full-bellied leap into Gojira-tier heavy metal — albeit channeled through the New Jersey band's furious, lunging stomp.
Underoath - "Pneumonia"
It's been a minute since Underoath made a song that could be considered "noisy," but their new one earns that tag. The latest Voyeurist single is a seven-minute slow-burner that starts off like Radiohead crossed with Deftones, but in due time it unravels into whipping guitar feedback that stretches over glowing orbs of synth, eventually breaking into a scraggly trudge that suddenly ends at its loudest peak.
Me and That Man - "Angel of Light" (Feat. Myrkur)
When Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski started a side-project called Me and That Man to play chipper, if not cheerful, outlaw country and mid-century blues, the inherent humor in that creative statement was undeniable. However, now the cheeky wink of an extreme metal icon going that route is being overshadowed by genuinely amazing songs like "Angel of Light," a duet with folk-metal maven Myrkur that's about as unflinchingly majestic and melodically beautiful as any witchy gospel gem can be.
Ovlov - "Land of Steve-O"
Fuzz-addicted shoegaze stewards, Ovlov, returned this week with news of their third album and a hot new track called "Land of Steve-O." Stay seated throughout the first minute of needly indie-rock guitars and shy-guy vocals, because the show doesn't even really start until pedals click on. If you like J. Mascis' solos but want harder drumming, though you still yearn for the artful crackle of My Bloody Valentine's loudest climaxes, then welcome to planet Ovlov.