Here at Revolver, we're always on the hunt for great new music — indeed, it's a big part of our jobs. With that in mind, here are the tracks released this week in metal, hard rock, hardcore and beyond that have been on heavy rotation at Revolver HQ. For your listening pleasure, we've also compiled the songs in a Spotify playlist, below, which will grow each week.
Counterparts - "Monument"
It's a pretty good sign when one of your unused songs rips way harder than most of your peers' singles. Counterparts should feel on top of the world with the new track "Monument" off of their newly announced B-sides collection, Private Room. It displays all the tricks that Counterparts are known for, offering just the right amount of melody amid the band's hard-edge metalcore, giving ample space for bassy dips and crushing interludes.
Bosse-de-Nage - "Crux"
Bay area post–black metal band Bosse-de-Nage have been writing some of the most forward-thinking material in their lane for the past decade-plus. This trend continues with their newest song "Crux," the first sample of what's to come on their fifth LP Further Still. It's one of their shortest tracks to date — remarkably, they've managed to hone their massive sound into a (relatively) brief passage. But it's still packed with pyrotechnics: In particular, Harry Cantwell's drumming is exciting and vicious, offering a storm of percussion under righteous and frightening riffs and screams.
Portrayal of Guilt - "Chamber of Misery (Pt. 1)"
One of screamo's failings during its heyday was that too many bands sacrificed songwriting for sheer intensity; luckily, Portrayal of Guilt is a group that can deliver both in spades. "Chamber of Misery (Pt. 1)" drones with an atmosphere of dread throughout its opening, injecting strange instrumentation that makes the entire song feel wrong in the best way possible. As the cut progresses, the group turn up the heat, entering a furious new mode that would make any of their screamo predecessors envious.
Silent Planet - "Vanity of Sleep"
For those who prefer their metalcore a little more djenty, may we kindly present Silent Planet, a rising five-piece from California who draw on inspirations ranging from Converge to C.S. Lewis. Those influences and more collide brilliantly on new cut "Vanity of Sleep." With two EPs and two full-lengths to their name, these guys are no newbies, as the nuanced production and explosive tech riffage of their latest single testifies.
Wisdom in Chains - "Already Dead"
With over 15 years of albums and tours in their wake, Pennsylvania hardcore stalwarts Wisdom in Chains stand as one of the most stoic wrecking crews on the East Coast. It's fitting, then, that they've gone with Nothing in Nature Respects Weakness as the title for their latest LP, out today via Fast Break! Records. Catchy, caustic and confrontational, album highlight "Already Dead" is just the thing for a day spent blowing off steam in the gym, crushing beers in the backyard — or just moshing by your lonesome, because that's fine, too.
Drawn and Quartered - "Nefarious Rites"
Seattle death-metal veterans Drawn and Quartered are set to drop The One Who Lurks, their first album in six years, July 27th, one week from today. Tiding us over until then is "Nefarious Rites," a veritable feast of blistering grooves and discordant percussion. To the delight of longtime fans (and by extension, the disdain of said diehards' neighbors), the trio has obviously failed to check its riffs' expiration dates, leaving us with one of the foulest — and most thrilling — extreme-metal bangers we've heard in a bit.