8 Best New Songs Right Now: 5/28/21 | Revolver

8 Best New Songs Right Now: 5/28/21

Zeal & Ardor, Turnstile, Chelsea Wolfe and more
Turnstile Live 2018 Angela Owens, Angela Owens
Turnstile performing in 2018
photograph by Angela Owens

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, hardcore, industrial 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.

Zeal & Ardor - "Run"
"Run while you still can/stay a living man," sings Manuel Gagneux at the beginning of Zeal & Ardor's new song, "Run." The rest of it sounds like music that would play during the ensuing manhunt: harried industrial screeches, hellish screams and pounding chugs that land somewhere between Fear Factory and Lamb of God.

Turnstile - "Mystery" 
Turnstile's first song since 2018 is their catchiest yet. Frontman Brendan Yates' hardcore bark is still intact, but the pendulum-like groove and gigantic, crunchy riff are straight out of the Nineties grunge and alt-rock playbook. It still sounds like Turnstile, but your parents might like this one, too. 

Chelsea Wolfe - "Diana"
Chelsea Wolfe was lucky enough to be the voice of Wonder Woman in DC's recent Dark Nights: Death Metal Sonic Metalverse series, and "Diana" was directly inspired by that creative experience. Her contribution to the Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack was co-produced by frequent collaborator Ben Chrisolm and blockbuster composer Tyler Bates, and it's one of the heaviest and most epic songs she's ever sung over. 

Red Fang - "Why"
Red Fang's latest taste of their new album, Arrows, is a contemplative slow-burner that tempers the heavy fuzz moments with cleaner, prettier bridges. Don't worry: it still ends with a churning stoner riff, and as always, the Portland crew go above-and-beyond in the song's hilarious yet also devastating music video. 

Spiritbox - "Secret Garden" 
Spiritbox were always headed in this direction, and now they've arrived. The Canadian trio led by Courntey LaPlante fully embrace their melodic side on "Secret Garden," a song that swims gracefully between bobbing djent grooves and a driving chorus that's more rock than metal. Most bands would falter with a jump like this, but Spiritbox stick the landing. 

Fuming Mouth - "Devolve"
It's hard to think of any other band right now who are blending death metal and hardcore as well as Fuming Mouth. The jagged guitar tones on "Devolve," their latest single, have teeth the size of tractor tires, and frontman Mark Whelan's animalistic growls call back to Todd Jones' vocals on the early Nails material. This is just as heavy, too. 

Bossk - "HTV-3" 
Bossk and Palm Reader are both from the U.K., and that's pretty much where the similarities end. However, on the former band's new single, "HTV-3," the post-metal group enlist the latter's frontman, Josh McKeown, and pull off a terrific collaboration that fuses the post-hardcore rage of McKeown's band with Bossk's vivid sonic landscapes. 

Poppy - "Fear of Dying"
Poppy's not one for operating inside of the box, which makes her new cover of Jack Off Jill's 2000 song, "Fear of Dying," all the more exciting. In lieu of any alterations to the arrangement, the Grammy-nominated juggernaut tweaked the bassiness of the drums, the punchiness of the guitars and added just a bit more bite to the snarling screams. She's already proven herself as a pop-metal maximalist, and here she sounds just as savvy while exercising considerable restraint.