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 death metal, industrial, 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.
HEALTH - "Anti-Life" (Feat. Chino Moreno)
After teaming up with Nine Inch Nails on their last single, HEALTH got to check another dream collaborator off of their bucket list for their latest, "Anti-Life." The L.A. electronic rockers' contribution to the stacked Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack is an eerie industrial number that finds the perfect match in the ethereal croons of Deftones' Chino Moreno.
Bullet for My Valentine - "Knives"
The old BFMV are back. The U.K. band's first single since their 2018 nu-metal detour, Gravity, rekindles the metalcore fire of their 2000s catalog — in fact, it might even be heavier than that. The riffs are down-tuned and chuggy, the grooves are beastly and Matt Tuck's devlish vocal delivery is more abrasive here than it has been in well over a decade.
Alien Weaponry - "Tangaroa"
"Tangaroa" draws its anger from the destructive effects that pollution and overfishing has on our oceans, and Alien Weaponry aren't responding with a mild-mannered PSA. The Māori trio summon the fury of a thousand sharks on their new album's title track, giving their tribal groove-metal the cold, dark wrath of the deep sea.
Jinjer - "Vortex"
Jinjer told us their new album was going to sound "uneasy," and "Vortex" proves they weren't just posturing. The Ukrainian crew wobble between tense alt-metal and decimating djent on the first single from Wallflowers, and it sounds absolutely gigundo.
Carcass - "Kelly's Meat Emporium"
Carcass haven't lost the plot. The U.K. goregrind pioneers conjure the putrid stench and nauseating sights of a slaughterhouse on "Kelly's Meat Emporium," offering up flesh-slicing riffs, fuming vocals and horrifyingly vivid imagery of blood-stained meat room.
Matthew K. Heafy - "In Defiance"
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has been dripping out solo songs at a good clip since the pandemic began, and for his latest, he enlisted Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda to work the boards. "In Defiance" is six minutes of everything — auto-tuned robot vocals, face-melting guitar solos, djenty chugs, bumping 808's, lovably campy synths and more — that's disjointed and unpredictable in the best way possible.
Unto Others - "When Will Gods Work Be Done"
It's hard to tell if Unto Others are being tongue-in-cheek with the over-the-top gothiness of their new music video, but either way, the song is an undeniable bop. "When Will Gods Work Be Done" is the first track the Portland band have dropped since changing their name from Idle Hands, and it sees them take a refined approach to their signature metallic goth-rock.
Carnifex - "Pray for Peace"
Carnifex don't deal in disappointments. The San Diego deathcore stalwarts sound as unfathomably brutal as ever on their latest single, "Pray for Peace," which seems to be advocating for the exact opposite. "I don't believe in god, or good things / Only death exists," bellows Scott Lewis in his satanic guttural. *Shudders*.