For fans of GODFLESH, CODE ORANGE: Hear KING YOSEF's searing new song "Power" | Revolver

For fans of GODFLESH, CODE ORANGE: Hear KING YOSEF's searing new song "Power"

XXXTentacion producer embraces bludgeoning metallic hardcore on new single

In 2019, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumental King Yosef — who's collab'd with XXXTentacion and Ski Mask the Slump God — told us that he wanted to be "the Entombed" of underground hip-hop. In 2023, he sounds more like, well, Entombed — or more specifically, the Swedish death-metal pioneers' Earache labelmates in Godflesh.

King Yosef's bludgeoning new song "Power," which we're proud to be premiering today (March 2nd), is a scathing onslaught of heavy hardcore chugs à la Code Orange and wire-sparking industrial-metal fuckery that recalls his collaboration with EBM vets Youth Code.

It's the lead single from King Yosef's upcoming album, An Underlying Hum, which was produced by Converge mastermind Kurt Ballou, whose sharp, steely imprint is certainly audible on "Power"'s high-velocity sheen. It's a major step in a heavier, more menacing direction for King Yosef, and we're so totally here for it. Blast "Power" above while you watch its video via YouTube.

"Sometimes it's great to vent the negative stuff out," King Yosef says. "But I learned with writing this song it also feels great to make yourself feel you're stronger than God. I think most people have a desire for revenge and they shove it down to be a good functioning person. Instead of shoving it down, I wrote it as if it was everything I ever wanted to be and more. It's an anthem for being your worst version of yourself."

An Underlying Hum is out April 28th and you can pre-order it now on King Yosef Bandcamp.